Frances Hill Fox Professor of Religious Studies (2018 - 2023)
Mark Goodacre is an internationally recognized scholar of the New Testament and Christian Origins. His research and teaching focus on the historical, critical study of the Bible, especially Jesus and the Gospels, but he also explores early non-canonical Christian works like the Gospel of Thomas and the Gospel of Mary. He demonstrates dedication to and innovation in teaching by his use of film, podcasts, and websites both inside and outside the classroom. His mentorship and support have contributed importantly to the department’s efforts of growing engagement diversity, and he has worked since 2012 as an advisor to first generation college students. Mark Goodacre’s clarity, knowledge, scholarship and commitment to mentorship make him a widely recognized figure in the study of the early Christianity.