(Research and Study Leave: January 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022)
Robert Holmstedt completed a major in biblical studies and a minor in biblical Hebrew at Wheaton College, after which he attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for MA and PhD degrees in Hebrew and Semitic Studies (with a PhD minor in generative linguistics).
He taught Hebrew and general linguistics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for three years before taking a professorial post in NMC at U of T in the areas of Hebrew Bible, ancient Hebrew, and other ancient West Semitic languages. Holmstedt is particularly committed to increasing theoretical and methodological awareness in the linguistic study of ancient Semitic languages.
Apart from academics, he loves being a father to his nine children and dabbles at making furniture in his wood shop.