Melody Maxwell

maxwellMelody Maxwell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Christian Studies (2013)
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Office: FLC 207
Phone: (325) 649-8132

Dr. Melody Maxwell serves as Assistant Professor of Christian Studies at Howard Payne University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies from Union University, a master’s degree in divinity from Beeson Divinity School and a doctor of philosophy in Baptist mission history from the International Baptist Theological Seminary. Her research interests include the history of Christian missions, the relationship between religion and culture and women in Baptist life. Prior to coming to Howard Payne, Dr. Maxwell worked in various capacities at the Woman’s Missionary Union, Samford University and East Texas Baptist University. She is a member of the American Society of Missiology, Baptist History and Heritage Society, and National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, and serves on the Heritage and Identity Commission of the Baptist World Alliance. In addition to several published articles, Dr. Maxwell’s book, The Woman I Am: Southern Baptist Women’s Writings, 1906-2006, will be available from the University of Alabama Press in the upcoming months.

Dr. Maxwell is active in Baptist life and has served as a volunteer in missions education, missions leadership, community ministries, and music ministries in multiple churches. She is available to speak to church groups on topics such as pioneer Christian missionaries, women in the church, and missions strategy.

A native of Tennessee, Dr. Maxwell spent eleven years in Alabama before moving to Texas in 2012. She has traveled to more than thirty countries and enjoys introducing students to opportunities for cross-cultural service. Her favorite destinations include national parks and any countries she has not previously visited. In addition to traveling, in her spare time Dr. Maxwell enjoys reading, music, and hiking.

Courses Taught

Introduction to Old Testament
Introduction to New Testament
Foundations for Cross-Cultural Ministry
International Missions Practicum
Models for Cross-Cultural Ministry
Special Topics in Cross-Cultural Studies
World Religions