Associate Professor In the Department of Religion
Dr. Joel Allen, associate professor of religion and chairman of the department of religion and philosophy, has been teaching at Dakota Wesleyan since 2011. Allen earned his Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Ky., where he was also a teaching fellow from 1995-97. He received his Ph.D. at Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, Ohio. He previously taught at Union College, Barbourville, Ky., as well as at Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn., and Moscow Evangelical Theological Seminary. He is currently an elder in the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church and the author of two books, “The Despoliation of Egypt” (Brill, 2008), and “Jewish Biblical Legends: Rabbinic Wisdom for Christian Readers” (Wipf and Stock, 2013).