Further new appointments for next academic year

2 May 2018

The School is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Michael Lyons to a new lectureship in Old Testament and Hebrew Bible, starting September 2018.

Dr Lyons completed his PhD at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has held a position at Simpson University for the last ten years. His areas of research include the investigation of compositional strategies in the prophetic corpus of the Hebrew Bible and the dynamics of text-referencing in ancient Israel, Second Temple Judaism, and early Christianity. He is the author of several volumes on the book of Ezekiel, and has published in Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses, and Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages.

He'll be working alongside Professor Jim Davila, Dr Bill Tooman, and Dr Madhavi Nevader in the Old Testament and Hebrew Bible section.

The School is also delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Rebekah Lamb to a new lectureship in Theology and the Arts at the School of Divinity, University of St Andrews, starting in August 2018.

Dr Lamb is currently a Gilson post-doctoral fellow at the University of St Michael’s College in the University of Toronto. Her research specialization is in pre-Raphaelite art and poetry. She is currently completing a book with McGill-Queen's University Press on boredom as a distinctive, emerging modern experience of time in the Victorian period, and on theological and aesthetic dimensions and responses to that experience. She has recently published on Christina Rossetti's theology of boredom, Chesterton and the Distributist Movement, and Dietrich von Hildebrand's Liturgy and Personality.

Dr Lamb will be working in the School’s Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts alongside Dr Gavin Hopps (senior lecturer in Theology and Literature), Professor Judith Wolfe (professor of Philosophical Theology), and Dr George Corbett (lecturer in Theology, Imagination and the Arts). She will contribute to the Institute's expanded provision in undergraduate teaching and graduate distance learning, and to its creative and outreach initiatives.