Assistant Professor of English
Coordinator, English and Intercultural Studies
Email Professor Graves
BA in religion (with honors), University of Iowa
MA in English, University of Iowa
EdD in curriculum and instruction, University of West Florida
Dr. Annette Graves infuses her classes with a heart for missions and a passion for Jesus Christ. After 13 years teaching English at a community college in Iowa, she responded to a call to ministry and relocated her family to Pensacola, Florida, to attend and teach at the Brownsville Revival School of Ministry. She was actively involved in the Brownsville Revival, the largest Pentecostal Revival since Azusa Street, from 1999-2005. During that time she coordinated BRSM’s TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) teacher certification program; participated in numerous BRSM mission outreaches including trips to Israel, Jordan, Italy and England; and mentored BRSM student care groups.
Dr. Graves is also an experienced teacher of English as a foreign language. She taught advanced, intermediate, and beginning English classes to international students in the Intensive English Program at the University of West Florida and has served as interim director of the UWF program and director of the Ashland University Center for English Studies (ACCESS) at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. Her former students are currently ministering in countries as diverse as Scotland, Norway, Switzerland, Burkina Faso, Uganda, Botswana, Israel, Nepal, India, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, China, and Japan.
Dr. Graves and her husband, Andrew, have been ordained ministers with Liberty Network, the Pensacola-based cell of Church Foundational Network, since 2008 and continue to be involved in active ministry, both locally in student-led ministry events and prayer and intercession for the Lakeland community, and internationally. Her current areas of academic interest and research include embodied cognition, the literature and theology of George MacDonald, and developmental English education.
In addition to College Reading and Writing, Composition II and Introduction to Literature, Dr. Graves teaches Advanced English Grammar and coordinates the English and intercultural studies major, a degree designed to equip graduates with the tentmaking skill of teaching English as a foreign language on the mission field.