Nina Livesey

Nina Livesey
Professor Religious Studies
OU College of Professional and Continuing Studies School of Integrative and Cultural Studies

Nina Livesey is a Professor of Religious Studies for the OU College of Professional and Continuing Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and holds a master's degree in Theological Studies from Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa. 

Dr. Livesey has been teaching online courses for the college since fall 2006 and began with “The Bible as Literature,” a course she continues to teach. She is a published author of multiple books and numerous peer-reviewed articles. Her area of expertise is Pauline Studies, yet her interests include Christian origins, biblical interpretations, the New Testament and rhetoric, women in scripture, and religion and the environment. 

Dr. Livesey is a fellow and active member of Westar Institute, an organization dedicated to religious literacy. Along with Dr. Clayton Jefford, she co-edits Westar’s scholarly journal Forum. She serves on the steering committee of Westar’s Christianity Seminar and formerly co-chaired the committee. She has given public presentations nationwide on the subject of religious literacy.

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