Joel Allen, Ph.D.

Joel Allen

Joel Allen

Professor of Religion and Philosophy | Director of the McGovern Center

Department: McGovern Center for Leadership and Public Service, Religion
Location: McGovern Library | Room 115

Year Started: 2011

Strengths: Input | Learner | Intellection | Includer | Communication

Education History: Crown College - 1989 (B.S. in Pastoral Ministry with a Greek minor), Asbury Theological Seminary - 1995 (Master of Divinity), Hebrew Union College - 1999 (M.A. in Hebrew and Cognate Languages), Hebrew Union College - 2006 (Ph.D. in History of Biblical Interpretation)

Professional History: DWU 2011 to present, Lambuth University: 2008 - 2011 Associate Professor of Religion, Union College: 2005-2008 Adjunct in Bible and History

Areas of Expertise: Biblical Interpretation and Theology, Hebrew and Greek Languages, Faith and Reason, Theology of World Religions, Rabbinic and Patristic Biblical Interpretation, Christian Ministry

Hobbies: Biking, hiking, Gardening, piano

Family: Joel has been married to Kitty for 33 years and they have two daughters (Johanna and Emma). 

What do you love most about DWU?: The flexibility to explore new talents and to improve your skills.