Nyasha Junior, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at the Howard University School of Divinity. She joined the faculty in the fall of 2009. Currently, she teaches Introduction to Old Testament/Hebrew Bible I and II and Hebrew Bible Exegesis.
Prior to coming to HUSD, Junior was Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. Her research interests include literary approaches to biblical narrative and feminist and womanist biblical interpretation.
Dr. Junior earned a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service degree (with honors) from Georgetown University and a Master of Public Affairs degree from Princeton University. She holds a Master of Divinity degree from Pacific School of Religion and a Ph.D. in Old Testament from Princeton Theological Seminary.
Dr. Junior serves on the Society of Biblical Literature's Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession. She received a 2008 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute award, and she has been selected to participate in the 2009-2010 Wabash Center Workshop on Teaching and Learning for Pre-Tenure Theology and Religion Faculty of African Descent.