Dr. Deirdre Dempsey
Deirdre A. Dempsey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Deirdre A. Dempsey (Ph.D., The Catholic University of America, 1989), [Biblical], did her M.A. and doctoral work in Northwest Semitic languages and literatures, with a specialty in Biblical Hebrew. Recent projects include an article on the appropriation of biblical studies by Zora Neale Hurston in _Moses, Man of the Mountain_; an article with a suggestion for a new translation of Ecclesiastes 12:4; and a series of articles on Syriac and Christian Arabic texts that deal with questions of translation and language.

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Marquette University defines itself as Christian, Catholic, Jesuit, urban, and independent. The Department of Theology functions within the university to investigate and understand the Catholic tradition, its relation to other Christian communions, and to other religions of the world. Read more of our mission statement.