Meet Our Team

Daniel Spanjer, PhD

Adjunct Faculty

Department: Arts & Sciences

Office Location: Lancaster

Daniel Spanjer graduated from Nyack College with a BA in History and from Reformed Theological Seminary (Orlando) with a MA Theology. In April, 2016, he successfully defended his dissertation at the University at Albany, SUNY. He has taught at Nyack College, University at Albany, served as the Chair of the Arts & Sciences Department and Professor of History at Lancaster Bible College until Summer 2022. He now teaches adjunct for the college. Dr. Spanjer has published several essays for the new Encyclopedia of Christianity and developing a book for Square Halo Books on the history of the Western Church. Dan is a pilot and has worked as a mechanic, commercial fisherman, grant administrator and golf course greens keeper. He is married to Tara Spanjer and they have three daughters: Meghan, Emily, and Katelyn.


PhD History, University at Albany
MA Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando Campus
BA History, Nyack College


“Excellence is not necessarily that part of achievement which other people appreciate but rather the sum of time spent on and of effort put into any task. The amount of time and effort we put into winning high opinions usually keeps us from being excellent.” – Dr. Spanjer