Born: January 10, 1951
- PhD in Medieval and Renaissance Literature, The
University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 1985;
Dissertation Topic: The Depth of Rightful Doom: The English Reformers’ Concept of Justice and Book V of Spenser’s Faerie Queene.
- M.Div.Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois, 1976;
Editor, The Scribe (student paper); Associate Editor, Trinity Journal;
Magna Cum Laude.
- B.A. in English, Taylor University, Upland, Ind., 1973;
Band, Orchestra, Marion, Indiana Philharmonic Orchestra; Summer missions trip to Honduras, Ecuador, and Colombia, 1971; Student Pastor, 1973;
Magna Cum Laude.
- Professor of English, Toccoa Falls College, Toccoa Falls, Georgia,
- Chair, Humanities and Natural Sciences Department, 2009-present
- Director, School of Arts and Sciences, 1996-2008
- Editor, faculty newsletter, 1989-96, 1999-present
- Acting Director, School of General Studies, 1991;
- Interim Director, School of Communication, 1992-95;
- Editor of Self Studies for reaffirmation of accreditation with both the Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges, 1998, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1999.
- Lecturer at Large, Church Planting International, 2002-present (e.g., travel to Uganda to train local pastors, summer 2002, 2003, etc.).
- Pastor and Church Planter, Trinity Fellowship (Evangelical Free Church of America), Toccoa, Georgia, 1992-2001.
- Visiting Lecturer and Tutor, Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies of Keble College, Oxford, England, 1997; Mentor, 1994.
- Acting Music Director and Instructor of Bible, Smyrna Christian Academy, Smyrna, Georgia, 1987-88.
Pastor, First Evangelical Free Church, Marietta, Georgia, 1982-87;
- Speaker on "Footnotes to the Faith," daily 5-min. radio program on WFOM, Marietta, Georgia, 1984-87.
- Temporary Lecturer in English, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 1980-82
Served as Outside Reader:
- Michael Spence, The Theology of Harlan Ellison's Fictional Worlds (Diss. Dallas Theological Seminary, 2001)
- Ruby Dunlap, Common Minds: A Study of Metaphors of Good and Evil across Language Groups (Diss. Tennessee State University, 2002).
- ENG 113, Freshman Comp. I; ENG 123, Freshman Comp. II;
- ENG 213, World Lit.; ENG 223, Eng. Lit. I;
- ENG 313, History and Structure of the English Language; ENG
323, Renaissance Lit.; ENG 333, Seventeenth Cent. Lit.; ENG 383, Advanced Composition; ENG 393, Grammar for Teachers;
- ENG 413, Medieval Lit.; ENG 423, Shakespeare; ENG 433,
Senior Seminar (various topics, including Dante, C. S. Lewis, Modern Brit.
& American Poetry)
- HUM 103, Western Thought and Culture
- PHY 213, Intro. to Philosophy
- PHY 453, Apologetics
- Toccoa Falls College Faculty Scholar of the Year, 1996, 2002, 2007.
CHURCH AND COMMUNITY SERVICE:
- Ordained to the Christian ministry by The Evangelical Free
Church of America;
- Member, Board of Directors, S.E. District of the E.F.C.A., 1983-86
- Asst. Coach, Toccoa Little League, 1990-93
- Choir, Toccoa First Alliance Church, 1989-91, Director 1991
- Sunday School Teacher, University Church, Athens, GA., 2001-present
- Ministerial Association, Evangelical Free Church of America
- Evangelical Theological Society (S.E. Regional Vice Chairman, 1989-90, Chairman, 1990-91; member of steering committees for the “Theology and Culture” and “Literature in the Bible” Study Groups, 2000-)
- Evangelical Philosophical Society (Vice President, 1994-95, President, 1995-96)
- S.E. Renaissance Conference
- Mythopoeic Society (Program Chair for Mythcon 2003)