Lance Hawley, B.A., M.Div., M.A., Ph.D.

Lance Hawley is an Assistant Professor of Old Testament and biblical Hebrew. His research focuses on the book of Job and Hebrew poetry. He also has a major interest in biblical law and biblical canon as essential topics of study for followers of Jesus. These topics are especially integrated into his classes on the Pentateuch and the Prophets.

Before joining the HST faculty, Lance served as a church planter in Madison, WI for ten years. He has a passion for the spiritual formation of missional communities.

Lance and his wife, Laura, have three children, Sage, Clay, and Lydia. The whole family enjoys hospitality, reading, and sports (basketball, ultimate Frisbee, cross country, and soccer). Lance loves backpacking and endurance/travel narratives. He has a goal of hiking the Appalachian Trail (in sections).


  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 2016
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin, 2012
  • M.Div., Harding University, 2003
  • B.A., York College, 1999

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