Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies
Dr. Melton is the author of Where is God in the Megilloth? A Dialogue on Divine Presence and Absence (Brill, forthcoming 2017). She also has published several book chapters on various topics in biblical studies, ranging from discussions of literary critical methods of interpretation to examinations of divine presence and absence in various biblical books.
Dr. Melton felt called to ministry when she was fourteen. During her years at OBU she realized her calling was specifically to minister to college students. Her love of the Old Testament is rooted in a passion for the church to rediscover its richness and importance for Christian faith. She and her husband, Drew, an ordained minister in the Southern Baptist Convention, along with their two children, Owen and Afton, seek to fellowship with diverse people and welcome them into their home.
B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Cambridge.