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English Faculty

Robert Erle Barham

Robert Erle Barham
Associate Professor of English
On faculty since 2012





Sarah Huffines

Sarah L. Huffines
Associate Professor of English
Director of the Writing Center
On faculty since 2006





Gwen Macallister

Gwen W. Macallister
Professor of English
On faculty since 2002





Nola M. Hecker (Stephens)

Nola M. Hecker (Stephens)
Associate Professor of Linguistics
On faculty since 2012


706.820.2165 (Fax)



Bill Tate

William Tate
Professor of English
Department Chair
Dean of Arts and Letters
On faculty since 2007



Dr. Nola Stephens

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

Maggie Luke

"The English major at Covenant is awesome. Each member of the faculty is incredibly knowledgeable and wise, and really cares about the students. I have always loved to read and write, and the classes offered have grown me as a writer and reader in so many areas...there’s something about the English major that just has you constantly thinking about things; chapel talks tie into something you’re reading, core classes enhance your understanding of literature. English lets you get inside the heads of so many different people: your classmates, your professors, an author from sixty years ago. You learn from others, and are given this space to contribute."
 - Maggie Luke '20