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Dr. Song (Joseph) Cho

Associate Professor,
Interdisciplinary Studies

(434) 592-6800


  • M.A. in English, Ohio Dominican University
  • Doctor of Intercultural Studies (DIS), Western Seminary
  • M.A. in Christian Studies, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • M.A. in Spanish, Middlebury College
  • B.A. in Spanish, New York University



Dr. Song (Joseph) Cho is Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Liberty University. Prior to coming to Liberty University, he taught at Hampton University and Oklahoma Baptist University. His research interests include biblical allusions in literature, missiology, Korean popular culture (e.g., K-Pop and K-Dramas), and Japanese Anime/Manga.

Selected Publications

  • “A Note on Judgment Day Fire in Flannery O’Connor’s ‘Revelation.’” Accepted for publication in the Flannery O’Connor Review (June 2023).
  • “Understanding the Written Word through Popular Culture in Japan.” Evangelical Missiological Society no. 30 (October 2022): 191-202.
  • “Willa Cather’s Use of Psalms in My Ántonia.” Willa Cather Review 63.1 (2022).
  • “Jane Austen’s Lady Susan as a Possible Source of Inspiration behind C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters.” Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature 40.1 (2021).
  • “The Vision of the Apostle John in Flannery O’Connor’s ‘Revelation.’” Flannery O’Connor Review 19 (2021).
  • “The Fairy Tale World of Korean Dramas (K-Dramas): Using Korean Pop Culture for Evangelism.” Evangelical Missions Quarterly 55.3 (July 2019).
  • “The Book of Proverbs in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.” Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal 36 (2014): 211-213. (The Jane Austen Society of North America)
  • “Charles Dickens’ Jacob Marley and the Gospel of St Mark.” Notes and Queries 61.4 (2014): 547. (Oxford University Press)
  • “The Monkey and the Fish.” (Article on my short-term mission experiences in Yucatan, Mexico). Evangelical Missions Quarterly 49.2 (2013): 274-280.
  • “Tess of the D’Urbervilles and the Transfiguration of Christ.” Hardy Society Journal 8.2 (2012).
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