Marina Hofman Willard

Ph.D. (Old Testament)

Marina Hofman, PhD specializing in the Old Testament (University of Toronto)

Marina teaches at Palm Beach Atlantic University in the Biblical and Theological Studies department.


She is married to Larry Willard and has a beautiful daughter, Willow Willard. 


Dr. Marina Hofman has taught internationally, across four continents, and has a post-doctorate Certification in Teaching Higher Education.

She has published peer-reviewed articles in the fields of biblical studies and psychology. Her awards include Emerging Old Testament Scholar award by the Institute of Biblical Research at the Society of Biblical Literature, and Best Paper by the Canadian-American Evangelical Theological Association.

Dr. Hofman served as a national representative on the Roman Catholic-Evangelical Dialogue in Canada before moving to South Florida to work at Palm Beach Atlantic.

Her professional experience includes the executive editor at Castle Quay Books, the largest non-denominational Christian publisher in Canada, and working in a number of administrative roles in a Christian university setting in Canada in the areas of communication, marketing, and publicity, media and donor relations.

Service to the Church has always been a valued aspect of her life, and her church ministry experience is extensive.


Known to be one of Palm Beach Atlantic's Sailfish “super fans,” Dr. Hofman attends many Sailfish games with her husband, Larry Willard, and new baby, Willow. Hofman supports the PBA community in many ways, including attending over 100 events a year, presenting papers at PBA’s Interdisciplinary Research conferences, contributing devotionals to PBA’s yearly Advent Guide, and serving as faculty representative for Theta Alpha Kappa.