University of Notre Dame

Hugh Page


Phone Number: (574) 631-7242
Email Address:
Office Location: Room 216; Coleman–Morse Center
Office Hours: Mon – Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Areas of Responsibility

  • General oversight of the First Year of Studies

Personal Snapshot

  • Philologist – focus on ancient Near Eastern languages (especially Hebrew, Ugaritic, and Akkadian)
  • Interested in early Hebrew poetry and Africana esotericism
  • Anglican Priest
  • Poet, Musician, Photographer, and Martial Artist
  • Certified Member – United States Professional Tennis Association and United States Professional Tennis Registry

Education Background

  • B.A. in History from the Hampton Institute, 1977
  • M.Div. in the Old Testament from General Theological Seminary, 1980
  • S.T.M. in the Old Testament from General Theological Seminary, 1983
  • M.A. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University, 1988
  • Ph.D in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University, 1990
  • D.Min. in Applied Ministries from the Graduate Theological Foundation, 2006


As an Episcopal priest, poet, musician, photographer, martial artist, and certified tennis professional, I believe in living according to the Renaissance ideal of broad learning and full engagement in life. So it’s constantly rewarding to serve as Dean of the First Year Studies. I’m able to help new students become aware of all the wonderful learning opportunities available to them at the University of Notre Dame. Guiding them through their first year, from developing beneficial study habits to scheduling to balancing classroom and extracurricular activities, is an enriching experience for me – and for the students.


  • Member, National Association on Academic Advising (NACADA)
  • Member, Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)
  • Member, Society for Old Testament Studies (SOTS)
  • Member, Catholic Biblical Association of America (CBA)
  • Member, American Academy of Religion (AAR)
  • Member, Society for the Study of Black Religion (SSBR)


  • Sing and play harmonica in a Blues band (The Oblates of Blues)
  • General Editor – The Africana Bible (Fortress, 2010)
  • Author – Israel’s Poetry of Resistance: Africana Readings of Early Hebrew Verse (Forthcoming — Fortress, 2013)