At the crossroads of theological formation, service, and scholarship
Brian Doak

Brian Doak, PhD

Associate Provost for Academic Innovation, Libraries, and Research

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

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

Teaching and Research Interests
: Hebrew Bible/Old Testament; Hebrew language; history of interpretation; archaeology of the ancient Near East; comparative religion in the ancient world; the Book of Job; iconography and art history of the ancient Near East

Brian Doak is associate provost (for academic innovation, libraries, and research) and associate professor of biblical studies. He also directs the university's George Fox Digital program. He 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. 

Dr. Doak hosts his CV/résumé online, as a public GoogleDoc, here. Many of his academic publications can be downloaded here, from his profile, and teaching videos can be located here on his YouTube channel. He posts his Pacific northwest hiking and climbing adventures on his Instagram page (@brian.r.doak), and co-hosts a podcast called “Weird Religion” with Leah Payne at