Lubbock Christian University
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Ronna Privett, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Humanities; Professor of English

  • Ph.D., English – Texas Tech University
  • M.A., English – Texas Tech University
  • B.A. Art; Secondary teaching certification in Art and English – Lubbock Christian University
Current Classes
  • American Literature
  • African-American Literature
  • Multi-cultural Literature
  • Comparative Literature
  • Children's Literature
  • Composition


  • Dr. Privett graduated from Lubbock Christian University 1983, earning her B.A. in Art and secondary teaching certificate in Art and English.
  • In 1985, she married Bryan Privett (LCU, Math, 1983) in 1985, and they have two children, Austin (LCU, Math and Chemistry, 2010; TTU PhD Physical Chemistry, 2015) and Emily (ACU, Communication Disorders, 2012; TTUHSC, MS Speech Pathology, 2014).
  • Dr. Privett returned to school when her children were small, earning her Master's in English (British and American Literature) in 1995 and her Ph.D. in English (American Literature) in 1999, both degrees from Texas Tech University.
  • Dr. Privett has had the joy of teaching English and Humanities in the Humanities department at LCU since 1999, and currently serves as chair of the department.

Latest News

  • Member of discussion panel at the Christian Scholars Conference “Christianity, Literature & Language Panel: Teaching Old Wisdom To New Minds” June 2019.
  • Conference presentation “Whitman, Race, and Culture through the Eyes of Langston Hughes and Allison Adelle Hedge Coke” at the Conference of College Teachers of English March 2019.
  • Conference presentation “Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth and Harry Potter” at the Lubbock Christian University Scholars’ Colloquium April 2018.
  • Conference presentation “Memory as Legacy and Confession in Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead” at the Christian Scholars Conference June 2017.
  • Reviewer for the Federation of Business Disciples Journal Special Issue 2020.
  • Docent at the Remnant Trust Exhibition, Christian Scholars Conference June 2019.
  • Named a Learning Scholar at Lubbock Christian University 2018-2020.
  • Attended the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Regional Application-Writing Workshop at Texas Tech University April 2018.
  • Served on the Ad-Hoc Committee on Tenure and Rank Advancement Revisions, 2019-2020.
  • Currently serves as a member of the Academic Leadership Committee, the Hancock Leadership Team, the LCU Education Council, the Academic Facilities Committee, the Writing Carnival Planning Team, and the University Writing Center Planning Team.