By Rodney Caruthers II, Ph.D. Student, Near Eastern Studies
September 8, 2011 - 1:52pm
My name is Rodney Caruthers II and I am beginning my first semester at the University of Michigan in their doctoral program in Near Eastern Studies. My program’s focus is in Second Temple Judaism and Christian Origins/New Testament. It has been a wonderful journey getting to this point. I was born in Detroit, MI but grew up in Oak Park and Southfield, MI, spending my summers in Hueytown, AL. I began my academic career at the University of Alabama before transferring to Oakland University in Rochester, MI where I earned a B.A. in Psychology.