Jo Vitale is dean of studies at the Zacharias Institute and an itinerant speaker for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM). Prior to joining the US team, Jo was a speaker for RZIM Europe, where she also served in teaching and pastoral roles at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. During her years in Oxford, Jo completed an MSt (master of studies) in biblical interpretation and a PhD in Old Testament studies, both at the University of Oxford. Her doctoral dissertation was on the subject of women and beauty in the Old Testament.
Since joining RZIM, Jo has spoken internationally in a variety of contexts, including universities, churches, schools, conferences, and radio programs. She has also been involved in leading several weeklong outreach events at universities in the US and the UK. With her background in biblical studies, Jo has a particular passion for speaking on questions of biblical reliability, challenges to the character of God, and the uniqueness of Jesus Christ in a world of competing truth claims. Jo and her husband, Vince, are based at the Zacharias Institute in Alpharetta, Georgia.