Michael Vines
  • Michael Vines
  • Assistant Dean of Arts, Humanities, and Education, Professor of Religious Studies, Program Coordinator of Religious Studies, Director of General Education, Faculty Co-sponsor for Alpha Chi

  • Email: vines@lmc.edu
  • Phone: 828.898.8757
  • Office: McRae House Office 3
  • Department: Academics


PhD, Union Theological Seminary & Presbyterian School of Christian Education
MA, Fuller Theological Seminary
BA, Willamette University

Common Courses Taught

REL 110 Introduction to Religion
REL 243 Mythology and the Religion of Ancient Greece
HON 392 Great Books (Honors)

Scholarly and Professional Achievements

My narrow area of expertise is in New Testament literary criticism, especially as applied to the Gospel of Mark. My research on the literary genre of the Gospel of Mark is published in my dissertation, "The Problem of Markan Genre." I have also published articles on "The Trial Scene Chronotope in Mark and the Jewish Novel" and on "The Apocalyptic Chrontope."

Institutional Service and Responsibilities

I am currently the Assistant Dean of Arts, Humanities, and Education, as well as the Director of General Education. I am actively involved in the work of the Writing Across the Curriculum program as well as the Honors program.

Personal Interests

I am a skilled carpenter and woodworker who enjoys spending time in my workshop. I also am an avid road cyclist and an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys hiking and backpacking.