Dana M. Harris

Chair of New Testament & Professor of New Testament

Dr. Harris is Professor of New Testament and Chair of the New Testament Department. Prior to that, she was Associate Professor of New Testament from 2013-2021; prior to that she was Assistant Professor from 2010-2013, and adjunct faculty from 2001-2010.

Her current research interests include the Epistle to the Hebrews; the Book of Revelation; Greek grammar and syntax; linguistics; hermeneutics; biblical theology; Second Temple Literature (particularly apocalyptic literature); archaeology; and historical backgrounds of the New Testament. She wrote An Introduction to Biblical Greek Grammar: Elementary Syntax and Linguistics (Zondervan, September 2020) and the volume on Hebrews in the Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testaments series (Broadman & Holman, 2017) and is currently working on several projects related to the Book of Revelation. She was also a contributor to the NIV Study Bible (Zondervan, 2015) and has contributed numerous articles to editor volumes, theological dictionaries, and academic journals. She has been the editor of the Trinity Journal since 2010.

She has taught extensively at retreats, conferences, and adult Sunday school classes, and also teaches Bible and theology classes in various overseas contexts.

Prior to coming to Trinity, Dr. Harris was the managing editor of the Hoover Digest, a quarterly academic journal covering public policy, economics, and foreign affairs, published by the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. She coordinated a program, funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts, that brought young diplomats from former Soviet-satellite countries to Stanford for four-month study programs (1990-1995).

As an undergraduate, she double-majored in International Relations and French Studies. Prior to coming to Trinity, she was also extensively involved in ministry and continues to be actively involved in Church of the Redeemer in Highwood, IL.