Saturday, April 14, 2012
Congratulations to Stephen Carlson!
I would like to take a moment to congratulate Stephen Carlson who has successfully defended his PhD dissertation here at Duke. His thesis title is "The Text of Galatians and Its History". Bart Ehrman and I were co-advisors. Joel Marcus, Douglas Campbell and Michael Holmes joined us on his committee. Those of you who already know Stephen's work will not be surprised to hear that his thesis was outstanding, and his defense of it exemplary. If we awarded "honors" here at Duke, or "graduation with distinction", this thesis would have received that award. Very many congratulations to Stephen on a richly deserved PhD. I feel a great sense of pride to have been able to work with him during his time at Duke. He is a bright star of the future and I know that I will not be the only one who will follow his career with great interest.