Dr. Susan Pigott


Susan M. Pigott is Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew in the Logsdon School of Theology. She is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div. and Ph.D.) and Hardin-Simmons University (B.A. in Bible). She joined the HSU faculty in 1993, serving in many capacities, including being the sponsor of Epsilon Pi Alpha (a service sorority), serving as chair of the Rank and Tenure Committee, and participating on many HSU and Logsdon committees.

She has published several articles in academic journals, authored the commentary on Leviticus in the Women’s Bible Commentary published by Inter-Varsity Press, wrote the study notes for the Women’s Study Bible (Oxford Press), and writes adult Sunday School literature for Smyth & Helwys Publishers.

A founding fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, Pigott assists in editing articles for the journal published by the centre and advocating for the ethical treatment of animals.

Pigott teaches an adult formation class at the Church of the Heavenly Rest and a Monday night Bible study for Westminster Presbyterian. She is an avid photographer, Mac addict, and fountain-pen lover. She is married to Kelly Pigott, HSU chaplain, and they have two children.

Degrees Earned

  • Bachelor of Arts, Bible with a minor in History, Hardin-Simmons University, 1986
  • Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1989
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Old Testament with minors in New Testament and Church History, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1995
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