Home / People / Dr. Paula Qualls Dr. Paula Qualls Professor of Religious Studies Education PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological SeminaryMDiv, The Southern Baptist Theological SeminaryBA, University of South Carolina Classes Taught Hebrew, Sacred Writings, Pentateuch, Prophets, Old Testament Theology, Spiritual Formation Biography Paula Qualls joined the Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy in 1999. Prior to that, she taught for two years at Campbellsville University in Kentucky and as an adjunct with Simmons Bible College in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Qualls teaches Hebrew and Old Testament classes where she incorporates service-learning and community engagement into some of the courses. Her areas of special interest are historical and modern day slavery and the call to justice in prophetic literature. Publications include several articles and expository sermons. Dr. Qualls has remained active in the local church, serving as teacher, conference speaker and youth minister.