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English Faculty

Robert Erle Barham

Robert Erle Barham
Associate Professor of English
On faculty since 2012





Cliff Foreman

Clifford W. Foreman
Professor of English
Moderator of the Faculty
On faculty since 1986





Sarah Huffines

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





Gwen Macallister

Gwen W. Macallister
Associate Professor of English
On faculty since 2002





Nola M. Hecker (Stephens)

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


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Bill Tate

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



Dr. Cliff Foreman | Professor of English | Covenant College

Lydia Holt

"I really love the faculty in the English department. All the professors are wise and caring, and they do an excellent job of connecting the study of the English language to faith and calling. In addition, as an English major, there are so many opportunities for work and service that will open up for me because of the well-rounded and rigorous training I’m receiving in the various branches of English."
 - Lydia Holt '19

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

Evan Lecksell

"I’m really interested in my Introduction to Literary Studies course. It is the first class I’ve had that actually got me excited about poetry, and if you have to have class at 8 a.m., Dr. Barham is the best professor to transition you from being asleep 5 minutes ago to being energized and excited about what you study. Dr. Barham’s love for literature is contagious, and you find yourself happily engaged in types of literature you never thought you would care about."
 - Evan Lecksell '19