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Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch

Biographical Information

Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch


  • Duke University, Graduate Department of Religion, Durham, NC, Exam Areas: Hebrew Bible, New Testament, Women’s Studies
  • Ph.D., Hebrew Bible, December 1998, Duke University, Trinity School of Arts and Sciences, Durham, NC
  • B.S., Mathematics and Religion, May 1992


  • CETL Innovative Teaching Grant, Greensboro College, 2011
  • Sabbatical Leave, Greensboro College, 2008
  • Lucy H. Robertson Chair of Religion, Greensboro College, 2007-
  • CETL Innovative Teaching Grant, Greensboro College, 2006-2007
  • Kathleen Price and Joseph M. Bryan Grant for Professional Development, Greensboro College, 2002 & 2005
  • Eleanor and Claude George Faculty Development Grant, Greensboro College, 2004
  • Focus Grant for Faculty Development in Women’s Studies (co-writer), National Endowment for the Humanities, 2001.
  • Kearns Graduate Fellowship, Duke University, 1992-1996
  • Travel Research Grant, ASOR Endowment, 1993


  • Society of Biblical Literature, 1993-
  • American Academy of Religion, 1993-
  • National Women’s Studies Association, 2001-2005
  • Southeastern Women’s Studies Association, 2001-2005
  • Duke Graduate and Professional Women’s Network, 1994-1997



  • “Biblical Imagery and Intertexts in the Films of Sergei Eisenstein,” Inaugural Conference for the Journal of Biblical Reception, Princeton, NJ, 2013.
  • “Religious Symbolism and Anti-Religious Propaganda in the Films of Sergei Eisenstein,” Bible and Film Section, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 2011.
  • “Isaac Meets Iphigenia: Exploring Reading Strategies for Genesis 22.” Academic Teaching and Biblical Studies Section. Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Boston, 2008.
  • “From Oz to Kansas: Dorothy’s Perspective on the Daily Realities of Life at a Small ‘Teaching’ College.” Wabash Series for Graduate Student Education, Duke University, 2006.
  • “Institutional Context and Opportunities for Interdisciplinarity in Women’s Studies.” Women’s Studies Research Fellows Series, Duke University, 2003.
  • “Social Change and Women’s Studies at Greensboro College.” Co-Presented with Ann Walter-Fromson and Nancy McElveen. Southeastern Women’s Studies Association Regional Meeting, 2002.
  • “A Feminist Critique of Christian Parenting Literature.” Co-presented with Ann Walter-Fromson and Lisa Gunther-Lavergne. Ethics Across the Curriculum Series, Greensboro College, 2002.
  • “Kinship Structures in Agrarian Israel.” Poster Session. Society of Biblical Literature/American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Denver, 2001.
  • “Designing and Writing a Successful NEH Focus Grant Proposal.” Co-presented with Nancy McElveen. NEH Workshop, Appalachian State University, 2001.
  • “The Bible as a Primary Source for Christian Ethics,” Ethics Across the Curriculum Series, Greensboro College, 1999.
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