Faculty & Staff

Faculty

Paul Anderson

Professor of Biblical and Quaker Studies

Teaching and research interests

  • Gospel of John
  • Jesus and spirituality
  • Quaker studies
Isaac Choi

Isaac Choi, PhD

Director, Honors Program

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Teaching and research interests

  • Philosophy of religion and analytic theology
  • The nature and epistemology of expertise
Joseph Clair

Executive Dean, Cultural Enterprise

Associate Professor, Theology and Culture

Teaching and research interests

  • Christian thought and ethics
  • The role of religion in public life
Andrew del Rio

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Director, George Fox University Apologetics Initiative

Faculty Fellow, George Fox University Honors Program

Teaching and research interests

  • Philosophy of Religion and Apologetics
  • Epistemology
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Analytic Philosophical Theology
Brian Doak

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
Lindsey Hankins

Director, School of Theology

Assistant Professor of Theology

Teaching and research interests

  • Historical theology (late Antiquity through the Scholastic period)
  • Practices of piety, with special attention to doctrinal and gendered considerations
  • Ethics
  • History
Joel Mayward

Assistant Professor of Christian Ministries, Theology and the Arts

Teaching and research interests

  • Theological aesthetics
  • Theology and philosophy in film
  • Christian ethics
  • Liberation theologies
  • Continental philosophical theology
Ross McCullough

Associate Director, Honors Program

Assistant Professor of Theology

Teaching and research interests

  • Eschatology
  • Creation
  • The Eucharist
  • Late scholasticism
Leah Payne

Leah Payne, PhD

Associate Professor of American Religious History

Research and teaching interests

  • American religious innovation
  • Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianties
  • Religion, politics, and popular culture
  • Gender, race and class construction
  • Ritual and performance theory
Jesse Peterson

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies

Teaching and research interests

  • Biblical literature, languages, and interpretation
  • Ecclesiastes/Qoheleth and wisdom literature
  • Philosophy in dialogue with biblical texts
Travis Pickell

Assistant Professor of Theology and Ethics

Director, Character Virtue Initiative

Faculty Fellow, George Fox University Honors Program

Research and teaching interests

  • Ethics
  • Theology
  • Religion and Medicine
  • Technology
  • Pluralism and Public Life
Sunggu Yang

Associate Professor of Theology and Christian Ministries

Director, Margaret Fell Scholars Program

Research and teaching interests

  • Homiletics
  • Theological aesthetics
  • Multicultural and emerging worship
  • Christian formation
  • Asian American Christianity

Staff

Jonelle  Retsema

Jonelle Retsema

Administrative Assistant

Emma Rieth

Emma Rieth

Program Coordinator, College of Humanities and Cultural Enterprise

Faculty Emeritus

Gary Fawver

Gary Fawver

Professor Emeritus of Outdoor Ministries

Howard Macy

Howard Macy

Professor Emeritus

Mark McLeod-Harrison

Mark McLeod-Harrison

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy

Ron Stansell

Ron Stansell

Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies

Tim Tsohantaridis

Tim Tsohantaridis

Professor Emeritus