Brian Doak, PhD

Vice President, George Fox Digital

Professor of Biblical Studies

Teaching and research interests

  • Hebrew Bible/Old Testament & language
  • History of interpretation
  • Archaeology of the ancient Near East
  • Comparative religion in the ancient world
  • Iconography and art history of the ancient Near East
Brian Doak

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Brian Doak has served as a pastor, worked on an archaeological excavation in Israel, toiled away for a summer in an aluminum foundry, lived in a village in Tanzania, wrote his doctoral dissertation as a stay-at-home dad to an infant, and tried and failed to summit Mt. Hood several times. He has been married to his wife Susan for nearly two decades, and they raise their daughters in a small town outside of Portland, Oregon. 

Doak hosts his CV/résumé online, as a public GoogleDoc. Many of his academic publications can be downloaded from his profile, and teaching videos can be located on his YouTube channel. He posts his Pacific Northwest hiking and climbing adventures on his Instagram page, and co-hosts a podcast, Weird Religion, with Leah Payne (Apple; Spotify; website).

He is currently vice president of George Fox Digital, the university's primary center for digital education and innovation.

Academic Background

PhD, Harvard University
MA, Missouri State University
BA, Evangel University