Dr. Melton hails from a tiny town in southwest Georgia called Ellaville. He attended Toccoa Falls College in the mountains of North East Georgia, where he met his wife, Kami, and earned a degree in Philosophy and Religion. From Toccoa, he went to TCU in Fort Worth, Texas, to study Civil War History with Dr. Steven E. Woodworth. While there he earned a Master’s Degree and his PhD in U.S. history with minor fields in military history and East Asian Civilizations. He has taught for multiple colleges, universities, and high schools since, full time residentially and online. He has been published in the fields of Civil War and C. S. Lewis studies, also presenting papers on apologetics. From July 2018 until the COVID-19 crisis, he and his family lived in the village of Skórzewo, just outside Poznan, Poland, where he taught academic writing and integrated studies in the Faculty of English at Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznańiu. The crisis (and family obligations) led to an adventurous return to the states, and he once again resides in his hometown, where he is planning to settle permanently.
The Meltons have two daughters and, while in Poland, added a son to the family. They recently welcomed their second son into the fold. They all love the outdoors and sharing adventures together.