Judson Professor Elected Theta Alpha Kappa Vice President
(Elgin, IL -- November 12, 2010) Eric Mason, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of Judson University's Biblical and Theological Studies Department, has been elected as the national vice-president for Theta Alpha Kappa, the honor society for theological and religious studies. He is also the advisor for Judson's Theta Alpha Kappa chapter. The term for the vice presidency is three years, beginning in 2011 and ending in 2014.
Mason has served as professor for Judson University since 2002. Before coming to Judson, he taught courses at several institutions, including the University of Notre Dame and the Irkutsk (Siberia) Bible School for Russian Baptist ministers. At Judson, Mason teaches in the areas of New Testament and Second Temple Judaism, and his research interests focus on Epistle to the Hebrews and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Along with advising Judson's chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa, he coordinates the Student Religious Studies Conference of the Midwest Region Society of Biblical Literature.
Mason earned his Bachelor of Arts from Union University in 1991, his Master of Divinity from the Beeson Divinity School of Samford University in 1994, his Master of Arts at the University of Notre Dame in 1998, and his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame in 2005.