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About T.J. Wray

Dr. T.J. (Tina J.) Wray is a Professor of Religious and Theological Studies at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island, where she teaches a variety of courses in Biblical Studies, World Religions, and Grief & Loss. She is chairwoman of the department.

She has twice received the Presidential award for academic excellence and was voted Professor of the Year in 2004. She is a member of several professional organizations, including The Society of Biblical Literature, The Archaeological Institute of America, and The Tyndale Society. An intrepid traveler, Dr. Wray has led tours to biblical lands, studied and lectured at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem, and has been an active participant in various archaeological excavations mostly in and around Jerusalem.

A skilled public speaker, T.J. Wray has appeared on National Public Radio, The History Channel, and various other television and radio programs across the country. She was the keynote speaker at the International Women's Symposium held at Magdala Israel (the home of Mary Magdalene) in March 2016 and is a leading expert on women of the Bible. Known for her humor, dynamism, and interactive style of speaking, she has spoken on topics ranging from grief and loss to the biblical Satan.

Dr. Wray is particularly adept at tailoring her talks to fit a particular audience, including faith-based groups (churches, temples, religious education classes, and workshops), academic groups (high school, undergraduate, graduate, and faculty), and the general public.

To arrange to have Dr. Wray speak to your group, please contact her here.