Assistant Professor of Hebrew Emeritus
Lenore Mullican was raised in Israel as the daughter of missionaries. She came to ORU to teach Hebrew in the English and Modern Languages Department after serving for 20 years as a registered nurse. Her love of languages ultimately led her to a career change and teaching Hebrew affords her the opportunity to instill this love in her students. She currently teaches all levels of Modern Hebrew and often teaches graduate Biblical Hebrew as well.
Mullican has written a textbook for Biblical Hebrew including a workbook and audio CDs. In addition, she has written many articles and has been a speaker at conferences, seminars, workshops and interfaith dialogues. She is often asked to lecture for various classes in which she has done research on topics such as women in the Second Temple Period, the Hebrew language, parables of Jesus and cultural issues in the Middle East.
Her influence in the lives of her students extends beyond the classroom. She hosts a weekly, informal meeting at a coffee shop for current and former students who desire to continue studying languages. Mentoring is also an important aspect of her relationship with the students as she hopes to help students have a closer walk with the Lord.
Mullican has received several awards from ORU, including Faculty Scholar of the Year, Teaching Excellence Award, Award for Professionalism in the Classroom, Dean’s Award for Integrating Faith and Learning and Dean’s Award for Innovation in Teaching.
Mullican earned her B.S. in Nursing from the University of Oklahoma, an M.A. in Biblical Literature from ORU, and an M.A. in Advanced Biblical Languages from ORU. She is fluent in Hebrew, having grown up in Israel, and also studied Arabic before serving in the Baptist Hospital in Gaza with her husband for five years.