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Religious studies educator

Beverly White Cushman, religious studies educator. Achievements include First woman ordained in the state of Louisiana 1977. Recipient J. D. Owen Prize in Biblical Studies (Old Testament), Vanderbilt Division School, 1977, Enhancement award, Vanderbilt University, 1992; Henry B. Carre Fellowship, 1986-1987.


Cushman, Beverly White was born on October 22, 1952 in Orlando, Florida, United States. Daughter of Arthur Wilson and Roberta Beckett White.


Bachelor, Stetson University, DeLand, Florida, 1974. Master of Divinity, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 1977. Master of Arts, Vanderbilt University, 1991.

Doctor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University, 1999.


Pastor Raceland Presbyterian Church, Louisiana, 1977—1981. Associate pastor Lakeview Presbyterian Church, New Orleans, 1981—1985. Interim pastor Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 1985—1986.

Parish associate Tims Memorial Presbyterian Church, Lutz, Florida, 1988—1992. Lecturer University Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, 1993—1994, St. Thomas More College, Saskatoon, 1994—1998, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Saskatoon, 1998. Adjunct assistant professor and registrar College of Emmanuel and St. Chad, 1998—2002.

Associate professor religion Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2002—2004. Assistant professor religion and Christian education Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, since 2004. Area supervisor Excavation Sepphoris University South Florida, Sepphoris, Israel, 1988—1992.

Lecturer St. Andrew's College, Saskatoon, 1996—1997.


  • Achievements include First woman ordained in the state of Louisiana 1977.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (journal article) The Politics of the Royal Harem and the Case of Bat-Sheba.


Member of Shenango Presbytery, Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society (committee on regional scholars since 2006), Religious Education Association, Society Biblical Literature, Association Presbyterian Christian Educators, American Schools Oriental Research.


  • Other Interests

    Music, gardening.


Married David Oeth Cushman, December 29, 1973. Children: Jeremiah David, Amanda Katherine.

Arthur Wilson

Roberta Beckett White

David Oeth Cushman

Jeremiah David Cushman

Amanda Katherine Cushman