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Deron Walker, Ph.D

Professor of English

Office Phone: (951) 343-4652
E-mail: dwalker@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: W.E. James Building, Room 281
Office Hours: Monday: By AppointmentTuesday: By AppointmentWednesday: 11:30a-3:30p; Thursday: 3:00p-7:00pFriday: By Appointment

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D Education Southern Illinois University 2004
M.A. History Eastern Illinois University 1995
B.A. History Eastern Illinois University 1994

Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

English Rhetoric & Composition
TESOL
Intercultural Rhetoric
First and Second Language Writing
Pedagogical Grammar

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Teaching Experience

2014-present: California Baptist University, Professor, Modern Languages and Literature
2008 – 2014: California Baptist University, Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literature
2005- 2008: California Baptist University, Assistant Professor, Modern Languages and Literature
2004-2005: Handong Global University, South Korea, Visiting Lecturer, Department of Language Education
2000-2004: Southern Illinois University, Adjunct Instructor, Curriculum & Instruction & English
1997-2000: Keimyung University, South Korea, Visiting Lecturer, American Studies
1996: Pohang Iron & Steel Company, South Korea, English Instructor
1995: E2 English Academy, South Korea, English Instructor

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Research, Presentations, & Publications

PUBLICATIONS:

“How to Teach Contrastive (Intercultural) Rhetoric: Some Ideas for Pedagogical Application.” New Horizons in Education 59.3 (2011): 71-81.

"New Directions for Contrastive Rhetoric Research: Three Models of Classroom Application Involving East-Asian Students." Korea TESOL Journal. 10 (2011): 1-24.

"Rhetorical Perception of Korean University Students: Is Linear Better?" Asian Journal of English Language Teaching. 20(2010): 185-206.

"Orientalism' and Contrastive (Intercultural) Rhetoric: A Response to What Said has Said." The Journal of Asia TEFL 7.1 (2010): 29-62.

"Postmodernism in Intercultural Rhetoric: Problematizing the Deconstruction of an Academic Discipline." Asian Journal of English Language Teaching 18 (2008): 123-142.

“Improving Korean University Student EFL Academic Writing with Contrastive Rhetoric: Teacher Conferencing and Peer Response Can Help” The Journal of Asia TEFL 3.4 (2006):71-111.

“An Examination of Contrastive Rhetoric Teaching Methods for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) University Students.” Diss. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 2004.

"The Origins and Merit of American Democracy and Its Two-Party System Revisited." East-West Culture Journal of Keimyung University 31 (1998): 277-297.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:

Walker, Deron, and June Guan Lau. "Journaling and Journeying Toward Academic Excellence in Intercultural Rhetoric." 9th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, Hawaii, 4 January, 2011.

Walker, Soung H., and Deron Walker. "Empowering Care in the Inner-city Classroom: Teacher High Expectation and Student High achievement Measured by the District-wide Tests." 9th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, Hawaii, 5 January, 2011.

How to Teach Contrastive (Intercultural) Rhetoric: Sime Ideas for Pedagogical Applicaton." 7th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, Hawaii, 7 January, 2009.

“Orientalism’ and Contrastive (Intercultural) Rhetoric: A Response to what Said has Said.” 7th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, Hawaii, 4 January, 2009.

"Forty Years of Contrastive Rhetoric Research Applied to Students from East-Asia." 6th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, Hawaii, 6 January, 2008.

"Intercultural Rhetoric and Postmodernism: A Discipline Deconstructed." International Institute for Christian Studies Vision Conference: Truth Under Deconstruction---Presenting Christ in a Relativistic World. Kansas City, Missouri, 14 July 2007.

"New Directions for Contrastive Rhetoric Research: Pedagogical Practicality for East-Asian Writers." 5th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, Hawaii, 8 January 2007.

"Teaching the 'New' Grammar to the 'Old Dogs': Innovation or Dissemination?" 5th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, Hawaii, 6 January 2007.

"Teaching' Old Dogs "New" Grammar Tricks: A Course Evaluation." 14th Annual Korean TESOL International Conference. Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul Korea, 29 October, 2006.

"Korean University Student Perception of Rhetoric: Is Linear Better?" 14th Annual Korea TESOL International Conference. Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul Korea, 28 October, 2006.

“An Audience Perspective on Contrastive Rhetoric: Schema Theory and the Mind of the Reader.” 4th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, Hawaii, 7 January, 2006.

“Helping Korean Writers of English with a Contrastive Rhetoric Curriculum: Teacher Conferencing and Peer Response as a Key.” 4th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, Hawaii, 6 January, 2006.

“What Happens When Korean EFL Learners Write in English?” Globalization and Foreign Language Education Forum. The First KNU-KOTESOL International Conference. Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea, 2 July, 2005.

INVITED LECTURES:
"I have a Dream: Let's Build A Writing Center." Academic Resource Center Training Seminar. California Baptist University, September 2005

“What Happens When Korean Learners of English Write in English?” Handong University Seminar on English Language Learning, October 2004.

"Slavery and the Difference Between North and south on the road to Civil War." Understanding of American Culture Seminar. Satellite Education Center Symposium. Honam University, Kwangju, South Korea, 18 March 1999.

"The Origins of American Democracy and Its Two-Party System Revisited." Understanding of American Culture Seminar. Satellite Education Center Symposium. Honam University, Kwangju, South Korea, 18 March 1999.

"The Road to the American Revolution." Satellite Education Center Symposium. Honam University, Kwangju, South Korea, 5 November 1998.

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Church Membership & Activities

Member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Moreno Valley, CA

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Community Service & Involvement

Editorial Board (Readers) The Journal of Asia TEFL and Asian Journal of English Language Journal
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
National Council for Teachers of English ( NCTE)
Korean Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (KOTESOL)
Asian TEFL
American Academy of Poets

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Interests & Hobbies

Under God, my family is the center of my life: Sounghwa, my lovely wife; my two sweet children: John Leland and Christy Jiyoung.

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Personal Philosophy

“I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day.”

Psalm 91: 2-5

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