Brian Doak, PhD

Vice President, George Fox Digital

Professor of Biblical Studies

Teaching and research interests

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

Office: Hoover 231

Office Hours: Contact for hours

Brian Doak is currently Vice President of George Fox Digital and a Professor at George Fox University, where he helps the university create excellent digital academic content. As an academic specialist, his work focuses on ancient languages and literatures and the way contemporary communities have received these languages and literatures in the modern world. A first generation college student, he earned a PhD in Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations from Harvard University, and is the author of six solo-authored academic books and co-editor of a major volume about the ancient Phoenicians, among many other publications. He has worked on an archaeological excavation in Israel, acted as an academic guest expert on a popular TV show for one episode, toiled away for a summer before college in an aluminum foundry, lived in a village in Tanzania for three months, wrote his doctoral dissertation as a stay-at-home dad to an infant, co-hosted a nationally recognized podcast, and tried and failed to summit Mt. Hood several times. He lives with his wife and two daughters outside of Portland, OR.


Academic Background

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