Dr. Michael Joseph Brown is the Director of the Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies and the Associate Dean of Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Prior to this position he served as Director of the Graduate Division of Religion, Associate Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins and the Chair of Biblical Studies at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. Prior to receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago Divinity School, he received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and his master’s degree in divinity from the University of Chicago Divinity School.
He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Biblical Literature and the journal Teaching Theology and Religion. He is the author of three books, including "The Lord’s Prayer through North African Eyes: A Window into Early Christianity" (2005), "Blackening of the Bible: The Aims of African American Biblical Scholarship" (2004) and "What They Don’t Tell You: A Survivor’s Guide to Biblical Studies" (2000).