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Jan Everhart

Professor of Religion, Department Chair
Jan Everhart’s work in biblical studies reflects her experience as a parish pastor and hospital chaplain. She is committed to Simpson’s mission of preparing all students for meaningful lives of service.


Jan Everhart arrived at Simpson in 2003 after completing a mid-life Ph.D. She works with students from many disciplines and teaches several interdisciplinary classes. She mentors students in a variety of fields including ministry.



  • Biblical studies
  • Pastoral ministry
  • Women’s and Gender studies
  • Queer theory and ecological hermeneutics



Distinguished Teaching Award 2016

Distinguished Research Award 2012



Ph.D., Religious Studies (Biblical Interpretation), University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology

M.Div., Drew University Theological School

A.B., American History, University of California at Davis

Clinical Pastoral Education