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Teresa Calpino, PhD

Director, Faculty Mission Integration for Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • (773) 508-2555

  • Dr. Calpino received her BS from Northwestern University in Communications. She received an MA in Biblical Languages and Literature in 2005 and her PhD in New Testament and Early Christianity in 2012 both from Loyola University Chicago. Her interests include Acts of the Apostles, Women and Gender, The Greco-Roman Social Context of early Christian literature, and the material culture of the early Christian world.

    Dr. Calpino’s book Women, Work and Leadership in Acts was published in 2014 by Mohr-Siebeck. (WUNT II, 361; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014) She has also published articles in Biblical Review and Annali di Storia dell'Esegesi. Her book chapter, “Mary Magdalene in Modern Scholarship,” was published in, Mary Magdalene from the New Testament to the New Age and Beyond by Brill in 2020. She has also presented numerous papers at conferences on both the local and national level. She is a member of The Society of Biblical Literature and The Chicago Society of Biblical Research. She is currently the chair of the “Teaching the Bible” section for the Midwest Regional Meeting for Biblical Studies. Dr. Calpino is also a trained spiritual director and enthusiastic volunteer in her community.