Darryl Tippens

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Darryl Tippens
OccupationScholar and University Administrator (Provost)
Alma materOklahoma Christian College (B.A.)
Louisiana State University
SpouseAnne (Bentley) Tippens

Darryl Tippens is an American academic administrator and University Distinguished Scholar of Faith, Learning, and Literature (retired) at Abilene Christian University (ACU).[1] He was provost of Pepperdine University from January 2001 until July 2014, and before that had served at ACU.[2]


Darryl Tippens began teaching English in 1973 at Oklahoma Christian University where he served as the Chair of Language and Literature until 1987. He was named the James. W. Culp Distinguished Professor of English at Abilene Christian University from 1996 until 2000. In 2001, he became the Provost at Pepperdine University, where he also served as professor of Early Modern literature. He is co-editor of several books including Shadow & Light: Literature and the Life of Faith, 3rd Edition and author of several essays on literature, film, Christianity, and contemporary culture. He served on the board of the City of Lights, City of Angels film festival.[3] He has long been a leader in the Conference on Christianity and Literature, serving as the president of the learned society since 2016.


B.A. Oklahoma Christian College (1968)
M.A. Louisiana State University (1971)
Ph.D Louisiana State University (1973)[4]



  • The Gospel According to Generation X. Abilene, TX: Abilene Christian University Press, 1995. ISBN 978-0-89112-015-5.
  • Pilgrim Heart. Abilene, TX: Leafwood Publishers, 2006. ISBN 0-9767790-7-2.
  • That's Why We Sing: Reclaiming the Wonder of Congregational Singing. Abilene, TX: Leafwood Publishers, 2006. ISBN 978-0-89112-507-5.



Personal life[edit]

Tippens is married to Anne Tippens.[5]


  1. ^ "Tippens to leave Pepperdine, return to ACU". 2013-09-16. Retrieved 2015-01-03.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Darryl Tippens". pepperdine.edu. Pepperdine University. Archived from the original on 2013-05-11. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Darryl Tippens". bookreporter.com. Book Reporter. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  4. ^ Hudgins, Andrew (2002). The Waltz He was Born for: An Introduction to the Writing of Walt McDonald. Lubbock, Texas: Texas Tech University Press. p. 248. ISBN 0-89672-487-5.
  5. ^ Tippens, Darryl (2006). Pilgrim Heart. Abilene, Texas: Leafwood Publishers. p. Back Cover. ISBN 0-9767790-7-2.

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