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Dr. Paul Müller

Associate Professor of English and Linguistics

Paul Muller
(434) 582-2084
DeMoss 4014 L


  • Ph.D. in English, Louisiana State University
    • Specializations: Linguistics, Medieval Language & Literature
  • M.A. in Linguistics, University of Texas at Arlington
    • Specialization: TESOL
  • B.A. in Linguistics, University of Tennessee


Mr. Müller spent four of his adolescent years in Dutch schooling. Following a tour of duty in the Navy after high school, he received a B.A. in linguistics at the University of Tennessee, studying Greek and Hebrew, and then an M.A. in linguistics at the University of Texas at Arlington, studying with the Summer Institute in Linguistics, the academic arm of Wycliffe Bible Translators. After teaching English as a second language for several years, Mr. Müller began his program for a Ph.D. in English at Louisiana State University, studying medieval English language and literature, linguistics, and the philosophy of language, and writing his dissertation on the oral performative voice in Beowulf.

Dr. Müller has served at Liberty as the department chair for English and Modern Languages, as the program director for the B.A. in Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language, and as the program director for the minor in Linguistics.

Scholarly Publications/Presentations

  • Presentation: “Story Telling and Speaker Meaning in Beowulf” 
    • Shenandoah Language and Linguistics Symposium, Spring ‘99
  • Moderator (Substitute), Special Session “Preformations of the Book in the Middle Ages” 
    • MLA, Washington, D.C., Fall ‘89
  • Chair, Audio-Visual Committee
    • LATESOL, Baton Rouge, LA, Spring ‘88
  • Presentation: “The Introduction to the Argumentative Essay”
    • LATESOL, New Orleans, LA, Spring ‘87
  • Presentation: “Story Telling and Speaker Meaning in Beowulf”
    • Shenandoah Language and Linguistics Symposium, Spring ‘99
  • Presentation: “Why We Tell Stories: Myth, Fairy Tale, Folktale, History, Short Story, Film”
    • New Covenant Schools, Annual Faculty Retreat, Spring ‘03
  • Presentation: “Toward a Pedagogically Motivated Rubric for Describing World Languages”
    • Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington. Kentucky, Spring ‘04
  • Presentation: “Cyberliteracy”
    • Liberty University. Center for Teaching Excellence, Fall ‘05

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Phonetics & Phonemics
  • Morphology & Syntax
  • World Languages
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Issues and Practices in TES/FL
  • Modern Grammar
  • History of the English Language
  • Etymology of English
  • Chaucer
  • Arthurian Legends
  • Old English Language & Literature
  • ESL

Community & Christian Service

  • Communion supply and preparation at Rivermont EPC
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