Dr. Tim Sigler serves as Provost and Dean at Shepherds Theological Seminary (Cary, NC) where he is responsible for all aspects of administration, development, and the overall supervision of the faculty, staff, and academic programs. Under his leadership, the seminary is increasing its enrollment, expanding degree offerings, promoting faculty publications, upgrading communications, enhancing campus spaces, and strengthening financial partnerships. Dr. Sigler also serves as the Chair of Shepherds’ Department of Biblical Archaeology, teaching several archaeology courses and participating in excavations as his schedule allows.
Prior to STS, Dr. Sigler served with distinction at the Moody Bible Institute (Chicago, IL) for 18 years, most recently as Professor of Hebrew and Biblical Studies. Dr. Sigler specializes in areas related to biblical languages and literature and has taught courses such as Life in Bible Times (Historical Geography and Bible Backgrounds), Hebrew Grammar I & II, Hebrew Exegesis I & II, Old Testament Wisdom Literature, Old Testament Historical Literature, Hermeneutics/Methods of Bible Study, Biblical Archaeology, and Biblical Theology of Jerusalem. He has also created numerous curricula and study opportunities for others, including study abroad programs throughout the biblical world. On two separate occasions, his courses have received the ACCESS Course of the Year Award in a competition for online education curriculum sponsored by Christianity Today (Interpreting the OT Historical Books, 2018; and Hermeneutics, 2004). He is a member of the Evangelical Seminary Deans Council, the Evangelical Theological Society, the Society of Biblical Literature, the Near East Archaeological Society, and the American Schools of Oriental Research.
He maintains an active international presence writing and lecturing as Scholar-in-Residence with CJF Ministries and hosting study tours throughout the biblical world with Wisdom Passages. His PhD dissertation at Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL) is titled “Emotional Geography in the Song of Songs: A Literary Study of the Contexts of Love.” Grace College and Seminary (Winona Lake, IN) awarded Dr. Sigler a grant to participate in their MS in Higher Education program, a degree which he recently completed. He also holds a BA in Biblical Studies, MA in Theological Studies, and MDiv degrees from Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary (Ankeny, IA). He has contributed to various periodicals along with The Moody Bible Commentary and the Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-Biblical Antiquity, among other publications. He and his hospitable wife, Bernice, have three adventurous children.