Dr. Don King
Professor of English
Dr. Don King arrived at Montreat College in 1974 after earning a B.A. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and an M.A. from Southern Illinois University. He completed his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1985. Dr. King served as the editor of the Christian Scholar’s Review from 1999-2015. An active researcher and writer, Dr. King has published numerous books and over 60 articles. He is also a recipient of the distinguished Professor of the Decade award.
Dr. King loves teaching literature courses and enjoys reading, researching, and writing. He teaches courses in British literature with a focus on Shakespeare, Chaucer, Milton, Romantic literature, Victorian literature, and 20th century British literature.
Dr. King is also a C.S. Lewis scholar. He has published five books concerning Lewis, including Plain to the Inward Eye: Selected Essays on C.S. Lewis, C.S. Lewis, Poet: The Legacy of His Poetic Impulse, Hunting the Unicorn: A Critical Biography of Ruth Pitter, Out of My Bone: The Letters of Joy Davidman, and Yet One More Spring: A Critical Study of the Works of Joy Davidman. He has also contributed articles on C.S. Lewis’s poetry to The C.S. Lewis Readers’ Encyclopedia and to C.S. Lewis—Life, Works, and Legacy. Twice he has led week-long summer seminars on Lewis at Lewis’s home, the Kilns, for the C.S. Lewis Foundation’s Summer Seminars in Residence Program.