Kathryn M Schifferdecker came to Luther Seminary as an assistant professor of Old Testament in 2006, after serving the school as an adjunct instructor the previous year.
Ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America in 2001, Schifferdecker was associate pastor for five years at Trinity Lutheran Church, Arkdale, Wisc., before coming to Luther.
A summa cum laude graduate of St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn. (1990), she received a Master of Divinity summa cum laude from Yale Divinity School, New Haven, Conn., (1996) and a Th.D. from Harvard Divinity School (2005). While there, she served as a teaching fellow (1998-2000) and on the editorial staff of the Harvard Theological Review (1997-2000). She is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature.
Professor Schifferdecker recently published Out of the Whirlwind: Creation Theology in the Book of Job published in 2008 by Harvard University Press.