At the crossroads of theological formation, service, and scholarship

Heather Ohaneson

Heather Ohaneson Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Faculty Fellow, William Penn Honors Program
Phone: 503-554-2158


PhD, Columbia University
MPhil, Columbia University
MA, Columbia University
BA, Barnard College

Dr. Heather Ohaneson joined the university’s William Penn Honors program an assistant professor in 2017. In the two years prior, she worked as an assistant professor in Azusa Pacific University’s Honors College, specializing in courses that covered both classic literature and biblical texts. In addition to teaching Contemporary Civilization as a preceptor and lecturer at her alma mater, Columbia University, she has served as an adjunct instructor at Fresno Pacific University and as an associate faculty member at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. Dr. Ohaneson’s teaching and research interests include the history of Western civilization (from Plato to postmodernity), philosophical theology, 19th-century philosophy, the history of Christian thought, and the Hebrew Bible.