Nina Vest Salmon


Nina Vest Salmon teaches English at Lynchburg College, a liberal arts college in Virginia, and serves as the faculty advisor to the campus Canterbury Club. She is also a student at Virginia Tech, in the fourth year of a PhD in Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought, where she studies minority responses to oppression. In the wider church, Salmon is a deputy to General Convention and has served on the Social and Urban Affairs Committee. She currently serves on the State of the Church Committee and the Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop. Nina's husband, Jerry, teaches AP US History at E.C. Glass High School. They have three large sons and two large poodles.


September 19, 2013

[Trinity Episcopal Church – Arrington, Virginia] How does a small Episcopal Church with a total membership of just over 50 parishioners offer hospitality to a Goliath-sized musical festival, drawing a crowd of 25,000 who arrive...

March 3, 2013

The dining hall at the college where I teach offers students who are on a meal plan limitless food. Those not on a meal plan can pay a flat rate to enter the all-you-can-eat cafeteria. Recently, the College made a move to eliminate trays....

February 19, 2013

A student was dissatisfied with his grade on a 10-page paper he had turned in for an assigned three- to five-page essay. He couldn’t understand why his grade wasn’t higher based on length alone. “But it’s twice the...