Susan R. Garrett is dean of the seminary and professor of New Testament at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (LPTS), where she has taught since 1995. Previously, she taught at Yale Divinity School and at Emory University. In her work as dean, Garrett is especially interested in helping students learn how to listen generously and dialogue across religious and cultural dividing lines so they can help churches and others discover ways to function better and serve more creatively and faithfully. In 2012, she was recipient, along with Dr. Carol J. Cook, of a Grawemeyer Award for Outstanding Instructional Design for the course "Transforming Seminary Education," which approaches several challenging issues from a variety of disciplines and encourages a practice of "generous listening" when encountering persons whose views differ from one’s own. Some of Garrett’s published works include The Demise of the Devil: Magic and the Demonic in Luke’s Writings (Fortress, 1989), The Temptations of Jesus in Mark’s Gospel (Eerdmans, 1998), Making Time for God: Daily Devotions for Children and Families to Share (Baker Book House, 2002; coauthored with LPTS professor Amy Plantinga Pauw), and No Ordinary Angel: Celestial Spirits and Christian Claims about Jesus (Yale University Press, 2008). A Bible consultant for Oxford Press, she holds a PhD from Yale University and a PhD from Princeton Theological Seminary, and she has been a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Tübingen and a Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology.