At the crossroads of theological formation, service, and scholarship
Lisa Cleath

Lisa Cleath, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies


Office: Hoover 243

PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
MA, Fuller Theological Seminary

Teaching and Research Interests: Old Testament Hebrew, literature and religion of the Bible, New Testament Greek

Lisa Cleath joined George Fox in 2017 as an assistant professor of biblical studies. She made the move to Oregon from Berlin, Germany, where she was a research fellow of Aramaic papyri with the Elephantine Papyrus Digitization Project at the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection of the State Museums of Berlin. Previously, she earned a PhD at UCLA in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, with a focus in Hebrew Bible, in 2016.

Cleath has taught on a wide range of subjects since 2009, including Old Testament Hebrew, literature and religion of the Hebrew Bible, New Testament Greek, and French for academic reading. In 2016-17, she worked on an adjunct basis for Portland Seminary, for which she taught the online courses Introduction to Old Testament Hebrew, Hebrew II, and Ancient Near Eastern Backgrounds in the Old Testament.

In addition to a PhD, Cleath earned a master’s degree in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures from UCLA (2011), a master’s degree in biblical studies and theology from Fuller Theological Seminary (2006) and a bachelor’s degree in French and Bible/theology from Wheaton College (2000).