Rev. Dr. Dru Johnson, Director

Dru Johnson teaches Biblical literature, theology, and biblical interpretation at The King’s College. He is an ordained minister in the EPC, an editor for the Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Biblical Criticism series, an associate director for the Jewish Philosophical Theology Project at The Herzl Institute in Israel, and a co-host for the OnScript Podcast
He has been a Research Fellow at the Logos Institute of Analytical and Exegetical Theology (University of St Andrews, Scotland), the Institute for Advanced Studies—Shalem Center (Jerusalem, Israel), and a Senior Research Fellow at The Henry Center’s “Creation Project” (TEDS). Interviews, articles, and a full list of his books can found at

Robert Nicholson, Senior Fellow

Robert Nicholson is Founder and Executive Director of The Philos Project. He holds a BA in Hebrew Studies from Binghamton University, and both a JD and MA in Middle Eastern history from Syracuse University. A former U.S. Marine and a 2012–13 Tikvah Fellow, Nicholson founded The Philos Project in 2014. His advocacy focuses on spreading the vision of a multi-ethnic and multi-religious Middle East based on freedom and rule of law. Mr. Nicholson serves on the Board of Directors of Passages, and is a publisher of Providence, a journal of Christianity and American foreign policy. His written work has appeared in First Things, The Federalist, The Jerusalem Post, The Hill, and The American Interest, among others.

Celina Durgin, Director of Operations

Celina Durgin joined the staff of the Center for Hebraic Thought in the spring of 2020. She earned a BA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from The King’s College in 2015 and an MA in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in 2018. She was previously an editorial fellow at a political magazine in New York, and then, after graduate school, worked in the editorial department of a marketing company in downtown Boston. Some of her written work can be found in Christianity Today.

Micah Long, Marketing Coordinator

Micah Long was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri and has worked with the CHT since 2020. He holds a BA in Humanities from The King’s College and is currently pursuing an MA in Ancient Philology at The Polis Institute in Jerusalem.  He was converted from Neoplatonism after reading Dru Johnson’s Biblical PhilosophyBefore moving to Jerusalem, Micah worked as a study skills coach, charter school teacher, and freelance writer.