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Meet the Faculty

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Ronald R Cox

Associate Dean of International Programs
Blanche E. Seaver Professor of Religion
Professor of Religion

Division: Religion and Philosophy Division
Office: Tyler Campus Center (TCC) 134
Phone: (310) 506-4230
E-mail: ronald.cox@pepperdine.edu

  • Ph.D. Theology, University of Notre Dame, 2005
  • Master of Divinity, Pepperdine University, 1996
  • B.S. Business Administration, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 1991
Academic Interests
  • Pauline Literature (esp. Colossians)
  • Philo of Alexandria
  • Ancient Numismatics


  • History and Religion of Early Christianity
  • Christianity and Culture (The Theology of C.S. Lewis' Fiction)
  • Pauline Writings II
  • Gospel and Letters of John
  • History of Christianity -- Ancient and Medieval
  • The World of the New Testament
  • First Year Seminar, Keck Scholars Program: Ancient Coins of the Holy Land

Key Awards/Affiliations:

  • President, Seaver College Faculty Association
  • Co-Chair, Philo of Alexandria Seminar, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting (2013-16)
  • Green Scholars Initiative: Wyman Fragment (MS 0220) Research Team
  • Book Review Editor, Studia Philonica Annual
  • Blanche E. Seaver Professor of Religion (2013-2018)
  • Visiting Professor, Seaver International Program, Florence, Italy (2009-2010; summer 2014), London (summer 2015)
  • Reflectance Transformation Imaging Training Grant, USC's West Semitic Research Project (2013)

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