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John Meadors Leads Department of English and Philosophy

John Meadors
John Meadors

John Meadors provided excellent leadership and outstanding service as a Mississippi College professor since 1992.

Starting in January, the Clintonian will begin his new duties as chair of the MC Department of English and Philosophy.

MC’s English Department is merging with the university’s philosophy program. 

Meadors received numerous honors during his career. That includes being awarded Mississippi College’s Distinguished Professor of the Year in 1999. He was named the Mississippi Council for the Humanities Teacher of the Year for 2018 at the Christian university.

The Wake Forest University graduate brings much to the table on the Clinton campus, educators say.

His promotion “will benefit the university in many ways, not the least of which is to provide this premier professor with a broader platform on which to reach more students,” said Wayne Vanhorn, dean of the School of Christian Studies and the Arts.

“We are happy for our colleague with the new opportunities afforded him in the restructuring process,” VanHorn added.

He saluted Dr. Meadors for his scholarship and the positive Christian demeanor he’s displayed since joining the faculty as a Christian Studies and philosophy professor.

Meadors studied English literature at Wake Forest University. After his graduation from the North Carolina school, John devoted two years to teaching English as a second language. That was a program supported by the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.

The Mississippian received his master’s of divinity and doctorate from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

At Mississippi College, Meadors teaches courses including the introduction to logic and the history of philosophy. His areas of expertise range from the philosophy of religion to ethics.

In announcing the move, interim provost Debbie Norris said Burn Page will continue his strong leadership of the Department of Christian Studies.

Page describes Meadors as “the classic gentleman and scholar. He is highly respected by his students and peers.”