College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Clint Bryan

Assistant Professor
English

  • Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University, 2016
  • M.H., Tiffin University, 2011
  • B.A., University of Northern Iowa, 1988

Clint has been an ordained Assemblies of God minister since 1992, serving in a variety of pastorates throughout the Midwest. Most recently, he served as a part-time Chi Alpha campus pastor at M.T.S.U., the university where he earned a doctorate in English, with concentrations in Rhetoric/Composition and Linguistics. His doctoral dissertation, entitled “‘Heads Bowed, Eyes Closed’: Analyzing the Discourse of Online Evangelical Altar Calls,” examines the language and rhetoric of sharing the gospel in a Digital Age.

Clint’s research has focused on the intersection of contemporary preaching and digital rhetoric, emphasizing how the advent of the Internet has profoundly shaped the sermonic art in ways akin to the invention of Gutenberg’s printing press. He has co-authored articles on American evangelical preachers in the interdisciplinary British academic journals Culture and Religion and Text & Talk.

Clint has taught introductory Humanities courses, as well as expository and argumentative writing. His literature interest lies in the writing of canonical African American authors (e.g. Ernest J. Gaines, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison, August Wilson, and Richard Wright). Clint is a devoted advocate of racial reconciliation as a key Pentecostal directive.