Pat Ralston

Associate Professor of English
On faculty since 1992





PhD, Middle Tennessee State University

MA, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

BA, Covenant College


Dr. Stephens discusses the importance of language in Scripture and describes the excitement of studying linguistics as a believer.

"If I had to pick one, I would say Dr. Barham. He is one of the kindest people I have ever met, and is also one of the smartest. While Dr. Barham is brilliant, he teaches in a way that makes you feel smart, like you are one of his peers. If you have not taken a class from him, I would highly recommend it."
 - English major Louis Metcalfe '18
Emmett reflects on the process of putting classroom learning into practice as he pursues a writing career.