Jessica Ann Hughes

Jessica Ann Hughes, PhD

Assistant Professor of English

Director of Liberal Arts


Jessica Ann Hughes joined George Fox as director of liberal arts and as an assistant professor of English in 2019. In the two years previous, she worked as an assistant professor at Holy Cross College in Notre Dame, Indiana, teaching British and American literature, composition, and college seminar courses. During the 2018-19 academic year, she served as head of the college’s Languages and Communication Department, and in 2017-18 Jessica was English department chair, during which time she designed and implemented a new English major and oversaw the redevelopment of the college’s writing center.

Previously, she was a visiting assistant professor at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois (2016-17) and, from 2011 to 2016, she taught courses at the University of Notre Dame. Jessica also taught English at St. Andrew’s Cathedral School in Sydney, Australia, from 2004 to 2006, responsible for English and literature courses for the eighth through 12th grades. Her research publications focus on the intersection of 19th-century British literature, historical theology, and biblical scholarship. 


Jessica holds a PhD in English (2015) and a master’s degree in English (2014) from the University of Notre Dame, as well as a master’s degree in theological studies from Regent College (2010) and a bachelor’s degree in English from Westmont College (2000).

Personal Info

Jessica lives in Newberg with her husband Andrew, children Abigail and Daniel, and dog Ziva.