Ralph E. Lentz II

"I teach to pursue the Truth, and to share that pursuit with others."

Mr. Ralph Lentz, II earned his History B.S. and M.A. from Appalachian State University, focusing in Public History and Appalachian History, respectively. Mr. Lentz has also recently completed a degree in Systematic and Philosophical Theology from University of Wales, Trinity St. David. He is fascinated by the inter-relatedness and inter-dependency of politics, theology, and philosophy from antiquity to our own "post-modern" age. As a native of Appalachia, issues in the portrayal of the region also feature heavily in his studies and teachings.


M.A. Appalachian State University

Selected Courses

HIS 1400 World Empires

HIS 2312 Introduction to the Ancient Mediterranean World

Selected Publications and Projects

"Jesus, the Enlightenment, and Teaching World History: The Struggles of an Evangelical Scholar," in Sacred and Secular Tensions in Higher Education: Connecting Parallel Universities, (Routledge, 2011).

"Hegel, Eschatology, and Space for the Secular." ARC—The Journal of the Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill University Vol. 39, (2011): 171-190.

"High Country Faces and Places: Episode 1," featured speaker on the segment on the life and photography of W. R. Trivett, 2014. Viewable at: https://vimeo.com/123151870, password: crystal99. Germain Media.

"W. R. Trivett: Imaging the Mountains," exhibit at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, 7 March—2 June 2013, Blowing Rock, North Carolina, done in conjunction with Dr. Andrea Burns' Public History program at Appalachian State University.

W. R. Trivett, Appalachian Pictureman (McFarland, 2000).


David Lewis Prize in Divinity, University of Wales, Trinity St. David, July 2014

College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Part-Time Teacher Award for Academic Year 2006-2007, Appalachian State University, 2007


 Curriculum Vitae

Title: Senior Lecturer
Department: Department of History

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-8026

Office address
Anne Belk Hall 214D