Dr. English joined the department in 2003 when it was called the Department of Religion and Philosophy. He was named Chair in 2015. He teaches courses in the fields of Theology, Philosophy, and Ethics. He serves as Ethics Bowl Team Co-Coach and Chair of the Faculty Development and Research Committee. Dr. English led Study Abroad tours to Italy in 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2013. He has also served as interim pastor in several eastern North Carolina churches.
Dr. English has contributed to a variety of journals and periodicals. He is author of Christmas: Theological Anticipations, Cascade (2016); The Saint Who Would be Santa Claus: The True Life and Trials of St. Nicholas of Myra, Baylor University Press (2012); Theology Remixed: Christianity as Story, Game, Language, Culture, Intervarsity Press (2010); The Possibility of Christian Philosophy: Maurice Blondel at the Intersection of Philosophy and Theology, Routledge (2007); and co-author of Pocket History of Theology, Intervarsity Press (2005). Dr. English’s research interests include constructive theology and the history of theological ideas.