Faculty & Staff

Faculty

Phil Smith

Phil Smith, PhD

Interim Director, School of Theology

Professor of Philosophy

Research and teaching interests

  • Ethical theory, especially theories of virtue, including intellectual virtues
  • Philosophy of religion, including apologetics
  • Logic
  • History of philosophy
  • Questions of war and peace
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

Interim 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
Lisa Cleath

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

Teaching and research interests

  • Ancient Hebrew
  • Literature and religion of the Bible
  • Second Temple Judaism
Brian Doak

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
Lindsey Hankins

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

Interim Associate Director, Honors Program

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Research and teaching interests

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

Leah Payne, PhD

Associate Professor of Theology

Research and teaching interests

  • American religious innovation
  • Religion and popular culture
  • Gender, race and class construction
  • Hermeneutics
  • Performance theory
Travis Pickell

Assistant Professor of Theology and Ethics

Director, Character Virtue Initiative

Research and teaching interests

  • Ethics
  • Theology
  • Spirituality
  • Economics
  • Technology
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

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