Keith A. Reich

Chair, Department of Religion
Associate Professor of Religion

Contact Information

(252) 398-6313

Chowan is the type of place that values students and really seeks to help them succeed. I love that I get the chance not only to teach the wonderful story of Christianity, but that I also have the time and the encouragement to help students find their own place in that story.


  • PhD, Religion/New Testament, Baylor University
  • MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • BA, History/Greek, Baylor University

Courses Taught

  • Understanding the Bible
  • Introduction to the Christian Heritage
  • Critical Thinking 102: The Parables of Jesus
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Ethics Seminar
  • History, Literature, and Religion of the New Testament
  • Jesus in His Historical Context
  • Paul the Apostle

Academic & Scholarly Achievements

  • Publications & Presentations:

    Figuring Jesus: The Power of Rhetorical Figures of Speech in the Gospel of Luke.Biblical Interpretation Series 107, Leiden: Brill, 2011.

    "Figuring Jesus: The Characterization of Jesus Through Rhetorical Figures of Speech: The Sermon on the Plain, A Test Case,” SBL National Conference, November 24, 2008.

    "The Humbling of the Implied Reader: A Literary Reading of Mark 16:8,” Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, March 16, 2008.

    Review of Biblical Literature, September 25, 2010

    Book review of Corin Mihaila, The Paul-Apollos Relationship and Paul’s Stance toward Greco-Roman Rhetoric: An Exegetical and Socio-historical Study of 1 Corinthians 1-4, New York: T&T Clark, 2009. Link: