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Roy L. Heller is an Associate Professor of Old Testament at Perkins School of Theology, SMU. He earned a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible and Old Testament at Yale University Graduate School, graduating in 1998. He also earned Master of Arts and Master of Philosophy degrees from Yale University Graduate School and Master of Sacred Theology and Master of Divinity degrees from Yale University Divinity School
He is the author of two books as well as several articles and professional papers. Heller received Yale University's Dissertation Fellowship in 1996-97, and the Two Brothers Fellowship from Yale University Divinity School in 1991, which he used to study biblical archaeology at the Leon Levy Expedition in Ashkelon, Israel. He was also honored with the Golden Mustang Award for Outstanding Junior Faculty Member at SMU during the 2005-2006 school year.