Dr. Melanie A. Howard
Dr. Melanie A. Howard is an Assistant Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies at Fresno Pacific University. Prior to assuming her role of teaching New Testament courses at FPU, Dr. Howard taught at Valparaiso University, Messiah College, and Princeton Theological Seminary, where she earned her Ph.D. in New Testament. Dr. Howard is passionate about finding connections among the church, academy, and community, and she has worked in various capacities in schools, churches, and non-profit organizations to pursue that passion. A recent transplant to the West Coast, Dr. Howard lives in Southeast Fresno with her husband Jeremiah.