Nate Callender

God rescued me from a rebellious youth and redirected my energies to His Word and academic pursuits. I felt drawn to teaching when in graduate school and began coteaching an adult Sunday school class. God had been sowing His Word in my life throughout childhood, but upon redirecting my life, His Word began to take root and grow. Reading scripture, preparation for teaching scripture, and presenting scripture to a class felt natural. Teaching as a profession became a reality when an instructor of mathematics position was offered at Dyersburg State Community College near my bride's and my hometown. After teaching mathematics for several years, an offer to accept an assistant professor position in the Aerospace Department of Middle Tennessee State University was made. I know that the Lord has placed me in this University to make Him known.

My Life

Favorite Quote

"Sacrifices must be made." Otto Lilienthal, German scientist and aviator.

Friends describe me

Become one and tell me.

My hobbies

Running, swimming, bicycling, hiking, reading works on Christian apologetics

Fantasy dinner guests

William Lane Craig and John Lennox

Best advice I ever received

"Always walk close to the Lord." My Grandfather, Ken Webb, spoke these words to me as he lay dying of Leukemia. These were his last words to me before he died

My undergrad alma mater

Middle Tennessee State University

My worst subject in school


In college I drove

a Toyota Corolla

If I weren't a professor, I would

be unemployed

Favorite books

The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist

Favorite movies

The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars (IV, V, and VI), Sherlock Holmes, Chariots of Fire

Favorite coffee

Dunkin Donuts

My latest accomplishment

I turned down bacon at a campout breakfast after having had pig meat for every meal the previous day.

Current Research

Robins-Magnus effect on finite constant diameter cylinders and biquadratic bodies of revolution