About Matthew Hall
Dr. Matthew Hall joined Biola University as Provost and Senior Vice President in the summer of 2022. As Provost, he acts as the Chief Academic Officer of the university to establish and implement its academic priorities. As part of the University's senior leadership team, Hall works with the deans, academic officers and faculty to fulfill Biola's mission.
Dr. Hall came to Biola from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville (KY), where he served as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Administration (2019–2022). Previously, he was the dean of Boyce College, the seminary's undergraduate division (2016–2019), and Vice President of Academic Strategy (2013–2016).
Dr. Hall holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in History from the University of Kentucky as well as degrees from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div; Th.M.) and Grove City College (B.A.). His academic interests focus on the intersection of theology and culture in American religion and has taught for over a decade at both the graduate and undergraduate level. An ordained minister, he regularly preaches and teaches throughout North America, as well as in the Spanish-speaking world.