Assistant Professor of Theology
Leon Harris is a Southern California native, from South Central Los Angeles. He graduated from Biola University (B.S. in Org. Leadership); and Talbot School of Theology (M.Div. and Th.M.); and from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland with a PhD in Divinity (Systematic Theology). Most recently, his dissertation has been published and he has contributed chapters in two recent publications. As of 2020, he joined the office of Diversity and Inclusion at Biola as the Director of Faculty Diversity Initiatives. Harris enjoys increasing student’s understanding of their relationship to our Triune God while teaching undergraduate theology classes. Also, Dr. Harris is honored to serve in Biola’s First Generation program, where as an instructor, mentor, and facilitator, he participates in making the transition to college life easier for First Gen students. He also enjoys participating in the life of the church and is currently a Life Group leader and elder at his local church. He enjoys reading, watching movies, attending plays and musicals, watching sports, and most of all traveling with his wife Joyce. Harris’ current research interests include Pneumatology, Ecclesiology, African American theology, and issues surrounding Diversity & Inclusion.