2016-Present Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Göttingen Germany
Research Fellow, DIP Scripta Qumranica Electronica Project,
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Reinhard G. Kratz


2014-Present University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Ph.D. Program, Second Temple Literature/Hebrew Bible, Jewish Studies Collaborative Doctoral Program, Minors: Rabbinics, Syriac, Advisor: Sarianna Metso, Ph.D.
2012-2014 Trinity Western University, Langley, Canada
M.A., Biblical Studies, Dead Sea Scrolls Institute, Thesis: Incorporating Syntax into Theories of Textual Transmission: Preliminary Studies in the Judaean Desert Isaiah Scrolls and Fragments, Advisor: Martin Abegg Jr., Ph.D.
2006-2008 Multnomah University, Portland, Oregon
B.A. (High Honors), Biblical Studies and Hellenistic Greek

Additional Studies of Interest

  • Summer Ulpan/The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem,
    June 2015 - Sept. 2015, Current Level: Dalet
  • Septuaginta-Unternehmen, Göttingen, Germany,
    2014, 4th International Septuaginta Summer School entitled "Scribal Processes in Greek and Hebrew. The Case of Ben Sira" Prof. Dr. Benjamin G. Wright III (Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA)
  • Multnomah University, Portland, Oregon
    Master of Divinity Advanced Theological Studies, 2008-2010, Courses: Hebrew Reading Courses, Hellenistic Greek, and Historical Linguistics

  • Ancient Languages

    Hebrew (Classical, Qumran, Rabbinic), Aramaic (Palestinian, Babylonian), Syriac,
    Greek (Classical, Hellenistic), Latin (liturgical)

    Modern Languages
    English (native), German (reading), French (reading), and Hebrew (reading/speaking)


    Book Chapter
  • Sarianna Metso and James Tucker, "The Changing Landscape of Editing Ancient Jewish Texts," in Essays Presented to Dr. Peter Flint on Occasion of His Sixty-Fifth Birthday. Edited by Andrew B. Perrin, Kyung S. Baek, and Daniel K. Falk. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, forthcoming.

  • Electronic
  • Judean Greek Desert Manuscripts (G-JUDEAN-T). Morphologically Tagged by Martin Abegg, Jr., Rusty Taylor, and James M. Tucker. Altamonte Springs, Fl.: OakTree Software, 2015.
  • Greek New Testament: Codex Alexandrinus (GNT-ALEX). Morphologically Tagged by Rex Koivisto and James M. Tucker. Altamonte Springs, Fl.: OakTree Software, 2010.
  • Apocryphal Acts (APOCACTS-T). Altamonte Springs, Fl.: OakTree Software, 2010. With Rex Koivisto.

  • Professional Memberships

  • Society of Biblical Literature, 2009-
  • The International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies, 2012-
  • Canadian Society of Biblical Literature, 2013-
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls Institute at Trinity Western University, 2012-2014

  • Scholarships and Fellowships

  • University of Toronto Fellowship, 2015-2016
  • Earl and Renee Lyons Fellowship in Jewish Studies, 2015-2016
  • University of Toronto Fellowship, 2014-2015
  • Tanenbaum Family Graduate Fellowship in Jewish Studies, 2014-2015
  • Ben Zion Wacholder Research Assistantship, 2013
  • Ben Zion Wacholder Research Assistantship, 2012

  • Awards and Honors

  • Awarded Edward C. Goodrick Biblical Language Award by Multnomah University Language Faculty for highest GPA in Biblical Language Major, 2008.
  • Inducted into Delta Epsilon Chi, The Honor Society of the Association for Biblical Higher Education by Multnomah University, 2008.
  • Recognized by Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, 2008-2009.
  • Recognized for excellence in the study of Koine Greek by the Language Faculty of Multnomah University, awarded Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, 2007.