• Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
  • M.A., University of Dallas
  • B.A., Biola University

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Melissa Schubert serves as the Dean of Biola University's School of Humanities and Social Sciences, with a deep commitment to the future of biblically-centered, transformational Christian liberal arts education. She taught for sixteen years in Torrey Honors College, teaching across its interdisciplinary curriculum, mentoring its dear students and gifted faculty, and serving as its Associate Director. Her research primarily investigates the dynamics of literature and theology in early modern English literature, and her interests range across genres, centuries, and practices that enrich the Christian life and imagination. 


  • Modern Language Association
  • Renaissance Society of America
  • Conference on Christianity and Literature


University Award for Mentoring Faculty, Biola University (2017)

Professor of the Year, Biola University (2011)

Publications (Selected)

  • On Much Ado About Nothing” in The Great Books Reader: Excerpts and Essays on the Most Influential Books in Western Civilization, Ed. John Mark Reynolds. Bethany Books, 2011.


  • "Bringing Miracles Back to Life: Pericles' Many Revivals" Presented at Western Regional Conference for Christianity and Literature, May 16-18, 2013. Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA.
  • “‘Yet From Those Flames No Light’: Byron and Milton on Hell” Presented at Western Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature, May 15-16, 2008. Biola University, La Mirada, CA.
  • “Giving Onions: The Economic Vision of Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov” Presented at Lilly Fellows Program National Research, November 9-11, 2006. Baylor Institute for Faith and Learning, Waco, Texas.
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