Faculty Spotlight - Dr. Robert Canoy

Hailing from Mississippi, Dr. Robert W. Canoy joined the School of Divinity faculty in 2000 and currently serves as both dean and professor of Christian Theology for the department.


He holds a B.A. from Mississippi College, and an M. Div. and Ph.D. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, with additional study from the Hebrew Union College and Jewish Institute of Religion.


Prior to joining GWU, Dr. Canoy taught at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Boyce Bible School. He has a background steeped in the local church, and has served as pastor, interim pastor, and guest teacher in numerous churches in North Carolina, Maryland, Iowa, and Missouri. Most recently, he served as pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shelby, North Carolina.


Dr. Canoy has written articles and book chapters on eschatology, Eucharistic theology, and teaching the New Testament in the local church. He regularly leads study tours to Israel, Egypt, Greece, and Turkey.


He is married to Cynthia Deniese Canoy, and they are the parents of two children. Dr. Canoy’s hobbies include football, baseball, hunting, woodworking, and traveling.