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    Matthew S. Collins
    Matthew S. Collins

    Director of the Ernest Miller White Library, Professor of Research and Bibliography


    Michigan State University, BA, with honor; Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, MDiv.; Vanderbilt University, MA, Ph.D.; Florida State University, MLIS.


    Matthew Collins joined the Louisville Seminary faculty and staff in 2013 as the director of the library and as associate professor. He came to the seminary from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, where he served as a reference librarian and taught courses in technology for ministers and in research skills. Prior to serving at Emory, Collins worked for twelve years at the Society of Biblical Literature as the Director of Congresses and was responsible for developing and managing the Annual Meeting and International Meeting programs for the SBL.

    Collins completed his doctoral work in Religion at Vanderbilt University, under the direction of Mary Ann Tolbert, focusing on using classic rhetoric to understand the deutero-Pauline letters. His primary research interests are on the use of language to shape understandings of reality, both in the context of Second-Temple Judaism and in the context of modern digital technology. In addition to active research on classical rhetoric,Collins writes programs and applications for use in the library.

    Collins active in the American Library Association, American Theological Libraries Association, Society of Biblical Literature, Federation of Kentucky Academic Libraries, the Kentucky Virtual Library, and Kentucky Digital Library.

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