Ryan Stokes, Ph.D.

Director of M.A. Applied Theology and Associate Professor of Religion

phone (865) 471-3544

B.A., Western Kentucky University (1999)
M.A., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (2002)
M.A., Yale University (2006)
M.Phil., Yale University (2006)
Ph.D., Yale University (2010)

Dr. Stokes joined the faculty of Carson-Newman in 2019, having taught previously at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He teaches courses in both the Old and New Testaments and serves as Director of the Master of Arts in Applied Theology program. In addition to numerous scholarly articles and essays about the Bible, Dr. Stokes has authored the book The Satan: How God’s Executioner Became the Enemy (Eerdmans, 2019). Dr. Stokes loves to teach and mentor students, helping them to discover for themselves how the Scriptures speak to their lives. As an ordained Baptist minister who has pastored congregations in Connecticut and Kentucky, Dr. Stokes also enjoys preaching and teaching the Bible in churches. Dr. Stokes lives in Jefferson County, Tennessee, with his wife and two sons. When he is not teaching, preaching, writing, or spending time with his family, he is learning to play the 5-string banjo