Faculty & Staff

Core Faculty

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
Jason Lepojärvi

C.S. Lewis Associate Professor of Theology & Literature

Director, C.S. Lewis Initiative

Teaching and research interests

  • The Inklings (C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and friends)
  • Love in religion, philosophy, and literature
  • Ethics
Ross McCullough

Associate Director, Honors Program

Assistant Professor of Theology

Teaching and research interests

  • Eschatology
  • Creation
  • The Eucharist
  • Late scholasticism
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
Dana  Robinson

Assistant Professor of History and Theology

Principal Investigator & Program Director, Liberation Scholars

Teaching and research interests

  • Ancient Mediterranean History
  • Early Christianity
  • Food, work, and everyday religion in late antiquity
Jay David Miller

Assistant Professor of English

Teaching and research interests

  • Early American literature
  • The Atlantic World
  • Theology and literature
  • Literature and the environment
  • Quakerism

Faculty Fellows

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
Caitlin Corning

Chair, Department of History and Politics

Professor of History

Teaching & Research Interests

  • Early Medieval church history
  • Late Antiquity
  • Sub-Roman Britain
Ryan Dearinger

Associate Professor of History

Faculty Fellow, George Fox University Honors Program

Teaching & Research Interests

  • The American West and Pacific Northwest
  • Immigration, labor and working-class history
  • Environmental history
  • Violence in American history
Andrew del Rio

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Teaching and research interests

  • Philosophy of religion and apologetics
  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology
  • Ethics & Logic
  • Philosophy of science
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
Mark David Hall

Herbert Hoover Distinguished Professor of Politics

Teaching & Research Interests

  • American Political Theory
  • Religion and Politics
  • Constitutional Law
  • Great Books
Brooks Lampe

Associate Professor of English

Director of Writing Program

Ekaterina Lomperis

Richard B. Parker Assistant Professor of Theology and Wesleyan Thought

David Martinez

Associate Professor of Spanish

Director, Center for Study Abroad

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
Paul Otto

Paul Otto, PhD

Professor of History

Faculty Fellow, George Fox University Honors Program

Campus Coordinator for Role-Immersion Pedagogy

Teaching & Research Interests

  • History of early America and Native Americans
  • Role-immersion pedagogy
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
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

Staff

Helen Morse

Helen Morse

Administrative Assistant, Honors Program

Brenna McGuire

Brenna McGuire

Admissions Specialist, Honors Program