About Jason

Jason A. Staples (Ph.D., UNC-Chapel Hill) is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at NC State University, where he teaches courses on biblical literature, early Judaism, Christian origins, ethics, globalism, conflict, and various theoretical perspectives in the study of religion and society.

He is the author of Paul and the Resurrection of Israel: Jews, Former Gentiles, Israelites (Cambridge University Press, 2024) and The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism: A New Theory of People, Exile, and Israelite Identity (Cambridge University Press, 2021). His articles have been published in The Journal of Biblical Literature, New Testament StudiesJournal for the Study of the New TestamentHarvard Theological Review, and Zeitschrift für die Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft. He was a 2008 recipient of the U.S. Department of Education’s Jacob K. Javits Fellowship and is a member of the UNC Royster Society of Fellows. In addition to teaching and writing, Jason also speaks and gives lectures on a variety of subjects.

Outside the scholarly world, Jason has also worked in sports media for over fifteen years, providing analysis and digital content for a variety of outlets, including The Wilson Times, InsideCarolina.com (247Sports/CBS Sports), Scout.com, Fox Sports, and the Unconquered Podcast.

As a below-average football walk-on (=practice dummy) at Florida State from 2000–2002, Jason had the opportunity to see what athletic greatness looks like up close, learning from some of the best coaches and players in the game. He has since attempted to pass on some of that knowledge at the high school level, serving as the passing game/WRs/Special Teams/Strength and Conditioning coach at Jordan High School (Durham, NC) from 2017–2018, QBs/Passing Game Coordinator at Southern Durham High School (Durham, NC) in 2016, and as a private QB/WR coach in association with Carolina Elite football.

In addition to writing, teaching, and coaching, Jason is a voice actor/artist, with over a decade of experience including ad reads, audiobook narration, and more. He also provides services as a contract/freelance copyeditor.

Jason is a member of the the American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature, Society for Classical Studies, Association for Jewish Studies, Catholic Biblical Association of America, and Football Writers’ Association of America and a former CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.

His full Curriculum Vitae can be found here.

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  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina
  • M.A., Florida State University
  • B.A., Florida State University

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