Dr. Alfred A. Bell has taught at Hope College in Holland, Michigan since 1978, and, from 1994 through 2004, served as chair of the History Department. He holds a PhD from UNC-Chapel Hill, as well as an MA from Duke and an MDiv from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
His published works include the contemporary mysteries Death Goes Dutch and Kill Her Again, nonfiction works Exploring the New Testament World, and Perfect Game: Imperfect Lives. His articles and stories have appeared in magazines and newspapers from Jack and Jill and True Experience to the Detroit Free Press and Christian Century.