Stefana Dan Laing
Assistant Professor of Divinity
Beeson Divinity School
Spiritual Formation
Office:  Divinity Hall
Phone: 205-726-4793

Stefana Dan Laing joined the faculty of Beeson Divinity School in 2018 as assistant professor of divinity and theological librarian. In this role, Laing teaches in the area of spiritual formation and will coordinate Beeson Divinity’s Women’s Theological Colloquium. As theological librarian, she works with the faculty to collect the best biblical, historical, theological and pastoral resources available for ministry training as well as instruct divinity students in the effective use of library resources for their studies at Beeson. Laing is the author of Retrieving History: Memory and Identity Formation in the Early Church (Baker, 2017), and her primary area of research is in Patristics. She is actively involved in the North American Patristics Society and the Evangelical Theological Society, and served as an editor for The Study Bible for Women (Holman, 2014). Prior to coming to Beeson Divinity School, Laing served as theological librarian at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s J. Dalton Havard School for Theological Studies in Houston and taught courses in Christian spirituality, history and doctrine at Houston Graduate School of Theology and Houston Baptist University. She is married to John, and they have three children.


  • Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Research Interests

  • Early Christian spirituality
  • historiography, hagiography
  • Theodoret of Cyrus
  • Evangelical Ressourcement movement


  • North American Patristics Society
  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • American Theological Library Association
  • Association of Christian Librarians