Rev. James Klotz, MDiv '15, is a PhD candidate in the Old Testament program of the Biblical studies department. He holds degrees from Auburn University (BSBA) and Princeton Theological Seminary (MDiv). His dissertation explores the poetry of the desert in Isaiah and considers ways in which the prophet offers an ecologically sustainable vision. Prior to seminary, Klotz worked for 15 years in the airline industry in a wide variety of roles, including disability advocacy and cartography, which continue to inform his academic work and teaching. He is also an ordained minister of the Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and seeks to integrate his work in the academy and in the parish. His other academic interests include postcolonial interpretation, queer interpretation, and reception history.