President: John Netland, Union University, 
Vice President: Carissa Turner Smith, Charleston Southern University, 
Secretary: Chad Schrock, Lee University, 
Treasurer: Laura Veltman, California Baptist University,  



East: Daniel Gibbons, Catholic University of America, 

Southeast: Farrell O'Gorman, Milligan College: 
Southwest: Amanda Himes, John Brown University, 
West: Patricia Brown, Azusa Pacific University, 
Midwest: Edward Upton, Valparaiso University, 
At Large: Cynthia Wallace, St. Thomas More College: 
At Large: Michael Tomko, Villanova University, 
At Large: Randy Boyagoda, University of Toronto, 


Mark Eaton, Editor, Azusa Pacific University,

Matthew J. Smith, Azusa Pacific University, 

Caleb D. Spencer, Azusa Pacific University, 



John Netland earned his M.A. from the California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, and his Ph.D. from University of California, Los Angeles. A specialist in nineteenth-century British literature (both Romantic and Victorian), Dr. Netland is interested in Romantic and Victorian explorations of religious faith as well as in the intersections of Christianity and cultural differences. His teaching interests include Romantic poetry, Victorian poetry and fiction, theological aesthetics, post-colonial literature, and the work of the twentieth-century Japanese novelist Endō ShÅ«saku. Among Dr. Netland’s publications are "Re-writing the Death of Jesus: An Intertextual Reading of Shusaku Endo’s Deep River," in Christian Scholar's Review, Fall 2016; "'The Very Language of Men': Biblical Echoes in Wordsworth’s Poetry," KJV400: Legacy & Impact, ed. Ray Van Neste, 2012; “Beauty, Meaning, and Power: Bearing Witness in the Profession of Words” in Faith and Learning: A Handbook for Christian Higher Education, ed. David S. Dockery, 2012; “From Cultural Alterity to the Habitations of Grace: The Evolving Moral Topography of Endo’s Mudswamp Trope” Christianity & Literature, Autumn 2009 (Awarded the Lionel Basney Award for best article in Volume 59); "Who Is My Neighbor? Reading World Literature Through the Hermeneutics of Love" in the Journal of Education and Christian Belief, Autumn 2007; "Of Philistines and Puritans: Matthew Arnold's Construction of Puritanism" in Puritanism and its Discontents (University of Delaware Press, 2003); and "From Resistance to Kenosis: Reconciling Cultural Difference in the Fiction of Endō ShÅ«saku" in a special issue of Christianity & Literature devoted to the author (1999).



Carissa Turner Smith is Professor of English and Writing Center Director at Charleston Southern University. She holds a B.A. from Wheaton College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. She is Associate Editor for Arts and Humanities of Christian Scholars Review. She is the author of Cyborg Saints: Religion and Posthumanism in Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction (Routledge, 2019) and numerous articles in such journals as African American Review, Literature and Theology, and Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature.