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Paul Müller

Associate Professor of English

(434) 582-2084
DeMoss 4062 E



  • Ph.D. in English, Louisiana State University
  • M.A. in Linguistics,  University  of Texas at Arlington
  • B.A. in Linguistics, University of Tennessee



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


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


  • Theology
  • The unity of knowledge
  • The reason that God created the world: the Bride of Christ.
  • The fathomless wonder of the human experience, that man can appreciate goodness, truth, beauty
  • The complexities of language acquisition


Community & Christian Service

  • Communion supply and preparation at Rivermont EPC


Scholarly Publications/Presentations

  • “Cyberliteracy,” Liberty University. Center for Teaching Excellence, Fall ‘05
  • “Toward a Pedagogically Motivated Rubric for Describing World Languages,” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington. Kentucky, Spring ‘04
  • “Why We Tell Stories: Myth, Fairy Tale, Folktale, History, Short Story, Film,” New Covenant Schools, Annual Faculty Retreat, Spring ‘03
  • “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
  • “The Introduction to the Argumentative Essay,”  LATESOL, New Orleans, LA, Spring ‘87
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