Dr Desmond (Desi) Alexander took up the position of Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies and Director of Postgraduate Studies at Union Theological College in Belfast, Northern Ireland in September 2009, having been Director of Christian Training for the Presbyterian Church in Ireland for ten years. He had previously lectured for 18 years in Semitic Studies at the Queen's University of Belfast. He has written and contributed to a wide variety of academic and reference books on the Bible, most recently From Eden to the New Jerusalem (IVP; Kregel). His areas of expertise are the Pentateuch and Biblical Theology. An elder in Fitzroy Presbyterian Church, he is married to Anne, and they have two children, Jane and David.