Institute Faculty

Dr. David Eastman holds a B.A. from The Ohio State University, a M.Litt. from the University of St Andrews, a D.E.A. from the Université de Poitiers, a M.A. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a M.A., M.Phi., and Ph.D. from Yale University. His research focuses on early Christianity, particularly traditions of martyrdom and the veneration of the saints. He is the author of two books and a contributor to the Society of Biblical Literature’s Bible Odyssey website. He also serves as the Book Review Editor for the Journal of Early Christian Studies, as co-editor of a new book series from Pennsylvania State University Press entitled Inventing Christianity, and as the director of the Mapping the Martyrs digital humanities project supported by a Mellon Grant. In his free time, he enjoys being with his family, coaching youth sports, and reading or watching all things Sherlock Holmes, Magnum P.I., and Monty Python (“He’s not quite dead yet.”).