Arizona Christian University is delighted to welcome Andrew W. Pitts to the ACU faculty as the new Chair of the Department of Biblical Studies. Andrew will also serve as an Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at ACU.

Andrew is currently finishing up his doctoral work in Christian Theology (New Testament) from McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, ON, Canada. He holds a B.B.S., B.Th. and M.A., all with an emphasis in biblical studies. Andrew has taught at several institutions across the continent including Hope International University (Fullerton, CA), Veritas Evangelical Seminary (Murrieta, CA), Bethel Seminary (San Diego, CA), Heritage Seminary (Cambridge, ON) and McMaster Divinity College (Hamilton, ON).

Andrew has published articles in multiple peer reviewed journals including Journal of Biblical Literature, Currents in Biblical Research, Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism, and Religions. He is the author (with Stanley E. Porter) of Fundamentals of New Testament Criticism (Eerdmans Publishing Co.) and has most recently co-edited Early Christianity in its Hellenistic Context (vols. 1-3) (Brill). He also serves (with Stanley E. Porter) as the editor of The Brill Exegetical Commentary.

ACU will welcome Andrew to campus this July. He has a passion for teaching, especially integrating creative learning styles and technology into the classroom. Through these innovative pedagogical approaches, he is able to engage students both within and outside of traditional educational paradigms.

Andrew has been married to his wife, Amber, for 12 years, and they have a son, Quinn.