(Rev. Canon) Hugh Page, Jr.
(The Rev. Canon) Dr. Page is the vice president and associate provost for undergraduate affairs; he is also currently serving as the dean of the First Year of Studies. His major responsibilities include expanding opportunities for and participation in undergraduate scholarship and research, supporting academic advising for first-year undergraduate students, implementing the Undergraduate Academic Code of Honor, leading the University’s enrollment management efforts by overseeing the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Office of Student Financial Services, and furthering campus conversation on issues related to diversity. Page also oversees the University’s ROTC programs, the Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement, the Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program, and the TRiO Programs.
Dr. Page is also an Associate Professor of Theology and Africana Studies. He holds a BA degree with a major in History from Hampton University; MDiv and STM degrees from General Theological Seminary in New York; a DMin in Applied Ministries from the Graduate Theological Foundation (Mishawaka, IN); and MA and PhD degrees in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University. His particular research interests are in early Hebrew poetry; theories of myth; Africana biblical interpretation; poetry as medium for theological expression; the use of religious traditions and sacred texts in identity construction within the Black community; and the role of mysticism and esotericism in Anglican and Africana spiritualities. His sole-authored works include Israel’s Poetry of Resistance: Africana Perspectives on Early Hebrew Verse (Fortress, 2013); Exodus (Bible Reading Fellowship - Peoples Bible Commentary Series, 2006); and The Myth of Cosmic Rebellion: A Study of its Reflexes in Ugaritic and Biblical Literature (Brill, 1996). He is also general editor of The Africana Bible: Reading Israel’s Scriptures from Africa and the African Diaspora (Augsburg Fortress, 2010); one of the co-editors for both the Fortress Commentary on the Old Testament and Apocrypha (Fortress, 2014) and Esotericism in African American Religious Experience: “There is a Mystery” … (Brill, 2014); and editor of Exploring New Paradigms in Biblical and Cognate Studies (Mellen Biblical Press, 1996).