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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. Ronna Privett is a Professor of English and current Chair of the Humanities Department. She graduated from Lubbock Christian University in 1983 with a degree in Art and secondary teaching certification in Art and English. She continued her education at Texas Tech University where she earned both a master's and Ph.D. in English focusing on 19th and early 20th century American literature with secondary specialization in Victorian literature and comparative literature. She and her husband Bryan (LCU class of ’83, Math) have two children and five grandchildren who all live in Lubbock. Dr. Privett has had the joy of teaching English and Humanities at LCU since 1999.

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.