Dr. Scott Carroll's expertise in ancient languages, ancient history, archaeology and religion, as well as his passion for research, has uniquely prepared him to take the reigns as director of The Green Collection. In less than 24 months, Carroll has helped arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby acquire more than 40,000 items and made The Green Collection, named for Hobby Lobby's founder-owners, the world's newest and largest private collections of rare biblical texts and artifacts in the world.
Carroll's education includes a master's degree in church history from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, a doctorate in ancient studies from Miami University of Ohio and post-doctoral studies in ancient languages from Hebrew Union College. His research, which focused on the study of ancient and medieval manuscripts, has made Carroll one of the world's foremost scholars on ancient biblical texts.
An authority on the use of technology in research, Carroll regularly collaborates with a working group at Oxford University developing innovations in multispectral imaging and digital effects to analyze ancient manuscripts. In addition to uncovering previously unknown layers of text in ancient manuscripts, the technology is expected to have further application outside the realm of ancient manuscript studies.