Matthew Mullins

Matthew Mullins

Matthew Mullins

Associate Professor of English and History of Ideas

Teaching Since: 2012
Area: College Faculty
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B.A., The College at Southeastern
M.A., North Carolina State University
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro



Matthew Mullins is Associate Professor of English and History of Ideas. He teaches classes in literature, literary theory, and writing. His research focuses primarily on American literature and culture and on hermeneutics.
Excellence in Teaching Award, 2015
Wisdom Forum Lecture: “You Can’t Understand the Bible If You Don’t Love Poetry”


The Abstract of Principles has served as a guiding document since Southeastern’s founding. In April 2001, Trustees revised the institutional bylaws to include the 2000 revision of the Baptist Faith and Message along with the Abstract of Principles as the official articles of faith for the school. Since then, faculty have been asked to state in writing that these documents represent their personal beliefs without mental hesitation or reservation and they committed themselves to teach in accordance with and not contrary to these statements of faith.

In addition to the articles of faith, Southeastern further recognizes two documents that clarify beliefs on critical issues. The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy reflects Southeastern’s commitment to biblical authority. The Danvers Statement on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood addresses the issue of biblical manhood and womanhood. These documents serve as guidelines and affirmations of convictions and beliefs that are already expressed in Southeastern’s statement of faith. Members of the Faculty commit to teach in accordance with and not contrary to the doctrines expressed in these documents.

The faculty of Southeastern published the booklet, “Here we stand! This We Believe!” to introduce the statements of faith signed by the faculty and the affirmation statements endorsed by the faculty. The fifth document in the booklet is the Nashville Statement, which is not a formally recognized document of the school but expresses the position of the school on gender and sexuality.