Emeritus College

McGregor, Rob Roy

Dr. Rob Roy McGregor, Professor Emeritus of Languages

Dr. Rob Roy McGregor, Professor Emeritus of Languages, retired in 1994. A graduate of Erskine College and Columbia Theological Seminary, he was ordained to the Christian ministry in 1958 by Second Presbytery of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Dr. McGregor taught English, French, German, and Latin at Boys High School and Hanna High School in Anderson before earning the MA degree in French from the University of South Carolina and the PhD in Romance Languages from the University of Georgia. He is Professor Emeritus of French and Latin at Clemson University, with publications on Jehan Froissart, Albert Camus, Voltaire, Charles Baudelaire, and Jean Genet.

In retirement, he was a volunteer chaplain for Hospice of the Upstate for 20 years and taught Latin at Erskine Theological Seminary as an adjunct professor. He has translated and had published five volumes of sermons of the sixteenth-century French Reformed theologian John Calvin (Banner of Truth, Edinburgh) and is currently translating the third and final volume of Calvin’s sermons on Job. He has also  translated and had published, with Dr. Donald Fairbairn of Gordon-Conwell Seminary, the Latin correspondence of the sixth century North African bishop Fulgentius of Ruspe (Fulgentius and the Scythian Monks: Correspondence on Christology and Grace, Catholic University of America Press).

Since September 2017, he, following the passing of his wife, Kathryn (CU MA 1965), has been living in Harrisburg, NC, comfortably and conveniently situated near his son, Rob Roy III, in Charlotte, where he is being a very useful North Carolinian by contributing mightily to the economy!