Ryan Hanley serves as the Department Chair of Missions & Ministry and teaches in the areas of biblical studies and theology, seeking to help students understand the Christian faith and make it their own. He and his wife Kathleen have five children and have served together for the last 16 years in college and young couples ministry. Before coming to UC in 2021, Ryan held various roles at Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY, teaching undergraduate classes, overseeing instructional design for the online department, and as an administrator for the Research Doctoral Studies program.
Ryan is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and serves as the Old Testament book review editor for the Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies.

Ph.D., Old Testament, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2019
MDiv, Christian Ministry, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2011
BS, Aviation Science, College of the Ozarks, 2005

Hanley, R. C. (forthcoming). Illustrated 2nd Kings in Hebrew. GlossaHouse.
Hanley, R. C. (2020, June). "Recommended Resources and Best Practices in Online Education." Presented for the New Normal in Higher Ed webinar series. Zondervan and BibleMesh.
Hanley, R. C. (2017). “The Background and Purpose of Stripping the Adulteress in Hosea 2.” Journal of the
Evangelical Theological Society 60(1), 89-103.

  • Religion
  • Christian Studies
  • Biblical Studies




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