Prof. Kenny Rowlette
Associate Professor of English
After graduating from Berea College in Berea, Kentucky in 1973, Rowlette taught Senior English and Latin and coached indoor and outdoor track and cross country at Liberty High School in Bedford, Virginia for seven years. In 1979 he received a M.Ed. from Lynchburg College and taught part-time at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke, Virginia. He came to Liberty Baptist College in 1980 and attained the rank of Associate Professor of English in 1994. In 2002 he became the Director of Liberty University Summer Programs. He is also the Director of the National Civil War Chaplains Research Center and Museum and the Co-Chair of the Liberty University Civil War Seminar.
In addition to his roles at Liberty University, Rowlette has been a faculty reader for Educational Testing Service since 1992, reading both Advance Placement essays in English Literature and the Graduate Management Aptitude Test. A Civil War reenactor, he is a private in the 105th Pennsylvania, Company C and an associate member of Company “C,” 2nd Regiment, US Sharpshooters. He is also Vice-Commander of the Taylor-Wilson Sons of Union Veterans Camp and secretary of the Central Virginia Civil War Council.
His wife, Ann, is Lead Teacher for Informational Technology at Liberty University.
Kenny and Ann are the parents of two daughters, Delanie Leigh Stephenson and Karen Suzanne Beatty, who graduated from LU. They are also the proud grandparents of three grandchildren: Katie Elizabeth Stephenson, Curtis Alexander Stephenson, Jr., and Ty Rowlette Beatty.
M.Ed. (English Education), Lynchburg College, 1979
B.A. (English), Berea College, 1973
(course work completed for doctorate at the University of Virginia)
“Lee on Leadership.” Presented at Liberty University, October 2003.
“Imported Death: The Confederate Whitworth Sharpshooter,” Presented to the Appomattox Rangers Court House SUV Camp #1733, September 2007
“Imported Death: The Confederate Whitworth Sharpshooter,” Presented to the Stonewall Brigade SUV Camp #1296, February 2008
“Imported Death: The Confederate Whitworth Sharpshooter,” Presented to the Bedford Rifle Grays SUV Camp #1475, March 2008
“The Impact of Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin Contemporary Society,” Presented to the Kirkwood Otey UDC Chapter #10, June 2008
English 101, Grammar and Composition
English 102, Composition and Literature
English 201, American Literature I
English 202, American Literature II
English 350, Advanced Expository Writing
English 400, The South and the Cinema
English 401, Technical Writing
English 406, The Literature of the Civil War
English 497, Mark Twain Seminar
Community and/or Christian Service
Director, The National Civil War Chaplains Research Center and Museum, Lynchburg, VA
Co-Chair, The 1997-2009 Liberty University Civil War Seminar
Member, the 105th Pennsylvania, Company “C” Civil War Reenactors
Associate Member, the Company “C,” 2nd Regiment, US Sharpshooters (Berdan’s Sharpshooters)
Portrayed Alfred Nobel in the DVD The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn, DRC Films, LLC, 2004.
President, The Lynchburg War Civil Round Table, 2005-2006
Chair, The Battles of Chickamauga and Franklin Reenactment, 2003
Chair, The Battle of Lynchburg Reenactment, 2004
Vice-Commander, The Taylor-Wilson Camp #10, Sons of Union Veterans, Lynchburg, VA
Member, Garland-Rodes Camp #409, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Lynchburg, VA
Secretary, The Central Virginia Civil War Council, Lynchburg, VA