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Karen Strand Winslow, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Biblical Studies
Director, M.A. (Theological Studies)
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5655
Alternate: (626) 815-5441
Karen Strand Winslow, Ph.D., teaches courses in the Old Testament, early Judaism, Scripture formation and interpretation, and women in the Bible and the Church. She is an ordained elder in the Free Methodist Church, and her other fields of expertise include Jewish studies, sociology of religion, and women in religion. She is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Academy of Religion, and the Wesleyan Theological Society.


  • Ph.D., Biblical and Jewish Studies, Near and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Washington
  • Secondary Education Degree, University of Oregon
  • M.A.R., Biblical Literature/Old Testament, Asbury Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Religion/English, Seattle Pacific University


  • Elders Orders, Pacific Northwest Conference of the Free Methodist Church
  • American Society of Psychoprophylaxis in Obstetrics certification


Azusa Pacific Seminary


  • Biblical Studies
    (Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, biblical interpretation, Scripture/canon formation)
  • Early Jewish Christianity
  • Jewish Studies
    (Early Judaism, Dead Sea Scrolls, Rabbinic Texts, synagogue liturgy)
  • Sociology of Religion, Ethnicity, Sectarianism
  • Women in Religion

Courses Taught

  • GBBL 511 – Seminar in Biblical Interpretation
  • GBBL 521 – People of God
  • GBBL 531 – Kingdom of God
  • GBBL 611 – Old Testament Seminar
  • GBBL 631 – Community of God
  • GBBL 651 – Scripture and Canon
  • GBBL 661 – Women in the Bible