Skip site navigation and jump to page content

Faculty Profile

Jamie Coles Burnette

Jamie Coles Burnette

Instructor of Biblical Studies

Email: colesj@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2747
Office: Marston 312


Education: BA, The Johns Hopkins University; MDiv, Wesley Theological Seminary; MA (Biblical Studies), The Catholic University of America. At SPU since 2015.

A native of the Washington, D.C. area, Jamie Coles Burnette is happily embracing the West Coast by way of teaching at Seattle Pacific University. After receiving her undergraduate degree in Near Eastern Studies at The Johns Hopkins University, she received her master of divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary and a master of arts in Biblical Studies (specializing in Old Testament) from The Catholic University of America.

Mrs. Burnette's areas of academic interest and research include royal women of the Bible, and the conversation between the literature of the Ancient Near East and the Bible. At SPU, she teaches University Foundations courses in Christian Formation and Scripture.

She has strong roots in the Wesleyan-holiness tradition, being raised in the Church of God in Christ denomination. When not teaching in an academic setting, she enjoys serving the community of faith and all humanity as ordained clergy through teaching and preaching. She is also very passionate about facilitating the development of women seeking to embrace their call to ministry.


Jamie Coles

Why I Teach at SPU

"Teaching is more than a career for me; it’s a calling, and so I take my teaching environment very seriously. The sense of community here at SPU that I have witnessed and experienced among faculty, staff, and students has made my teaching experience at SPU immensely, but also uniquely, fulfilling and rewarding."