Craig C. Hill became the 11th dean of Perkins School of Theology on July 1, 2016. A New Testament scholar, Dean Hill previously served on the faculty of Duke Divinity School, where he was executive director of the Doctor of Ministry and Master of Christian Practice programs. He was also a research professor of theological pedagogy.
Prior to his tenure at Duke, he held numerous positions over the course of 15 years at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. They included professor of New Testament, executive director of academic outreach, director of the Wesley Ministry Network, co-director of the dual degree program with The American University and director of the Master of Theological Studies degree program.
In addition, he holds an extensive list of global academic appointments including visiting professor in Russia and South Korea and served as a visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge and a Henry R. Luce Fellow at Yale Divinity School.
Dean Hill was appointed as the first non-Anglican chaplain at Christ Church College, University of Oxford. Additional pastoral experience includes director of Christian Education at First United Methodist Church, Meriden, Conn.; as associate pastor at First United Methodist Church, Peoria, Ill.; and as associate pastor at Woodside United Methodist Church, Springfield, Ill.
Dean Hill is the author of numerous scholarly articles. His most recent book, Servant of All: Status, Ambition, and the Way of Jesus, was published in 2016. His previous books include In God’s Time: The Bible and the Future and Hellenists and Hebrews: Reappraising Division within the Earliest Church.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion from Illinois Wesleyan University, a Master of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill., and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Oxford (Christ Church College).
Dean Hill and his wife, Robin, are the parents of two adult children: Arthur and Victoria.