Jason A. Staples is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at NC State University. In addition to NCSU, he has taught a wide range of courses at at Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, Florida State University, and Wake Forest. Jason received his PhD from UNC-Chapel Hill and an MA and BA from Florida State. (Full Curriculum Vitae is available here.)
Jason is a specialist in Ancient Mediterranean Religions, focusing primarily on Early Judaism and Christian Origins. He currently has two books under review: Israel in the Second Temple Period: Jews, Samaritans, and Others and Paul and the Resurrection of Israel: Jews, Gentiles, Israelites. He is also presently working on a commentary on the New Testament Epistle of James (under contract).
Jason’s academic work has been published in the Journal of Biblical Literature, Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft, New Testament Studies, the Journal for the Study of the New Testament, the Journal of Religion and Film, and Facts on File’s Encyclopedia of World History.
As a below-average football walk-on (read: practice dummy) at Florida State from 2000–2002, Jason had the opportunity to see what greatness looks like up close, learning from some of the most legendary coaches and players in the game, and he now tries to pass on some of that knowledge while coaching passing game/WRs, special teams, and strength and conditioning at Jordan High School in Durham, NC and serving as a private QB/WR coach in association with Performance Elite NC football camps. He coached quarterbacks and the passing game at Southern Durham High School in 2016.
Jason has also worked in sports media for over a decade, providing analysis and digital content for a variety of outlets, focusing primarily though not exclusively on college football. Jason’s work can presently be found at The Wilson Times, InsideCarolina.com, and the Unconquered Podcast.
Jason is a member of the the American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature, Society for Classical Studies, Association for Jewish Studies, and the Football Writers’ Association of America and is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.