Dr. Jodie Lyon joined the Department of Religion at the University of Georgia in 2011. She earned an M.A. in Theological Studies in 2002 from Asbury Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Southern Methodist University in 2010 with an emphasis in the field of Systematic Theology. Before coming to UGA, Dr. Lyon taught as an adjunct at Southern Methodist University and Methodist Theological School in Ohio.
Recent publications of Dr. Lyon's include entries on "sin" and "work" in the Common English Bible: Women's Study Bible, a chapter entitled, "The Humble Place of Humility in Reinhold Niebuhr's Ethics" in Paradoxical Virtue: Reinhold Niebuhr and the Virtue Tradition, and a chapter on "eschatology" in The Oxford Handbook on Reinhold Niebuhr.
In addition to her work on Reinhold Niebuhr, Dr. Lyon’s teaching and research interests include understandings of sin in the Christian tradition, sexual ethics, feminist theology, the problem of evil in religion, and the relationship between human freedom and divine grace in Christian thought.
M.A., Asbury Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Southern Methodist University