Larry Fink-Professor of English Cynthia Ann Parker College of Liberal Arts
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Larry E Fink

Professor of English Cynthia Ann Parker College of Liberal Arts


  • B.A. Bible, Abilene Christian University, 1975
  • M.A. English, Hardin-Simmons University, 1982
  • Ph.D. English, Texas A&M University, 1987

Dr. Larry E. Fink is a native of West Chester, Pennsylvania.  He has taught English at HSU since 1988, following one year at Northwestern College (Orange City, Iowa) and five years as a teaching assistant at Texas A&M, while he was earning his PhD in English. His MA in English is from Hardin-Simmons and his BA in Bible from Abilene Christian University. Dr. Fink and Rolland Hein of Wheaton College published the pictorial biography, George MacDonald: Images of His World, in 2004. He is an active member of the Conference on Christianity & Literature, the C. S. Lewis & Inklings Society, and the George MacDonald Society. He regularly reads papers at meetings of these groups.

A dedicated photographer, he teaches a First-Year Seminar called “Art of Photography” and has taught a street photography course for the HSU Art Department.  In addition to the photographs for the MacDonald biography, his photos fill Baylor University’s The Armstrong Browning Library, a gift book for sale at the ABL. His website ( features a sampling of his art and essays on photography.

Larry and Cathy married in 1973 and have three grown children and four grandchildren.

Courses taught:  Freshman Writing, English Literature, Milton, C.S. Lewis, English Novel, Modern Fantasy, Science Fiction, Graham Greene & Walker Percy, Hawthorne & Melville, New Orleans Novels, Spiritual Quest in Literature, Literary Paris (travel course), Discourse in Aesthetics (Honors).

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