Patricia Walters, Ph.D.
Professor and Coordinator of Religious Studies
Office: Colman 107
Dr. Patricia Walters is the coordinator of the Department of Religious Studies at Rockford College.
She has published several book reviews and made scholarly presentations at the Society of Biblical Literature and the Catholic Biblical Association.
Dr. Walters has her Ph.D. in theology from Loyola University Chicago, focusing on the New Testament and Early Christianity.
She also has an M.A in theology from Loyola, an M.S. in computer science from USC, an M.A. in teaching english as a second language from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, as well as a B.A. in teaching french and mathematics.
She has taught at Rockford College, Beloit College and Loyola University Chicago.
Publications Dr. Walters has recently accomplished:
The Assumed Authorial Unity of Luke and Acts: A Reassessment of the Evidence (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009)
"The Synoptic Problem" in The Blackwell Companion to the New Testament, edited by David E. Aune (West Sussex, U.K.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010)
From Judaism to Christianity: Tradition and Transition: A Festschrift in Honor of Thomas H. Tobin, S.J., on the Occasion of His Sixty-fifth Birthday , Novum Testamentum Supplements (Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill Publishers, 2010)
Review of Acts of the Apostles, by Richard I. Pervo, Religious Studies Review (2010)
"Irreconcilable Distances: A Challenge to the Assumed Authorial Unity of Luke and Acts" This will be presented at the Society of Biblical Literature 2010 meeting in Atlanta, Ga., November 20, 2010.