D. Jason A. Staples (PhD, 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 The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism: A New Theory of People, Exile, and Israelite Identity (Cambridge University Press, 2021) and numerous scholarly articles. He is also presently completing a book on Israel in the letters of the apostle Paul. 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.
Outside the scholarly world, Jason has also worked in sports media for over a decade, providing analysis and digital content for a variety of outlets, including The Wilson Times, InsideCarolina.com (247Sports), Scout.com, Fox Sports, CBS Sports, and the Unconquered Podcast.