According to some students who have taken his courses, Phillip Barlow is an intelligent, mean, lean Bible-thumping machine. Barlow teaches a variety of classes that urge students to rethink their impressions of reality.
"I grew up with six brothers-wrestling, playing football and all manner of wildness. I look scrawny, but I am tougher than I look," Barlow said, of his tall, lean physique.
Senior liberal arts major Shayla Michel said Barlow, director of the religious studies program and Arrington chair of Mormon history and culture at USU, is intelligent and filled with imagination.