Ken is a Professor of English at Campbell University. He is the editor of and a contributor to Faith and Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema, Volumes I, II and III (2008, 2011, 2015, Cambridge Scholars Publishing). Other works of note include Jane Austen’s Emma: A Close Reading Companion (Volumes I and II) and contributions to the anthologies Perceptions of Religious Faith in the Work of Graham Greene (2001, Peter Lang), The Deep End of South Park: Critical Essays on Television’s Shocking Cartoon Series (2009, McFarland), and The Routledge International Handbook of Spirituality in Society and the Professions (2019, Routledge). He also contributed the entry on “Christian Fiction” in Books and Beyond: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of New American Reading. Journal articles include “Searching for the Fairy Child: A Psychoanalytic Study of Babbitt” for Mid-West Quarterly and “‘Emma Could Not Resist’: Complicity and the Christian Reader” for Persuasions.
Ken has written numerous film reviews which have appeared at Christianity Today Movies, The Gospel Coalition, IMAGE Journal, WORLD, Christian Spotlight on Entertainment, The Matthew’s House Project, Scope, Looking Closer, and The Cary News. He is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), a contributing critic to Indiewire and Rotten Tomatoes, and the founder of the North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Ken also currently owns and administrates the popular Arts & Faith website. He lives in Fuquay-Varina, NC with his wife, Cynthia, who is a painter.