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Berniece Bruinius Alspach, Ph.D. (ABD)

Assistant Professor of English

Office Phone: (951) 343-4943
E-mail: bbruinius@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: W. E. James Building, Room 260B
Office Hours: Spring 2014 Office HoursTuesdays 7:30am-8:00am and 2-3:30pm Wednesdays 8am-12pmThursdays 7:30am-8:00am and 2-3:30pm

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. (ABD) English Claremont Graduate University Projected 2015
M.A. English California Baptist University 2006
B.A. English Florida State University 1998

Courses Taught

* ENG 460 Modern British Literature
* ENG 413 Shakespeare Studies
* ENG 363 Young Adult Literature
* ENG 333 17th Century British Literature
* ENG 303 Topics in World Literature
* ENG 263 Survey in World Literature II
* ENG 253 Survey of World Literature I
* ENG 223 Survey in British Literature II
* ENG 123 Intermediate Composition
* ENG 113 Composition
* ENG 103 College Writing Skills

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Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

* 20th Century British Literature
* 20th Century American Literature
* Africana Studies

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Teaching Experience

* 2005 - 2007: Riverside Community College, Adjunct English Instructor
* 2006 - 2008: Chaffey College, Adjunct English Instructor

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Research, Presentations, & Publications

April 2011: Friedman Grant Recipient, Claremont Graduate University.

March 2011: Recipient of the Fernandez Prize in English, Claremont Graduate University.

June 2000- present: Member of the National Council of Teachers of English

May 2003- present: Member of USA Triathlon; ten-time triathlon finisher

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Church Membership & Activities

HARVEST CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP:

* March 2004 - July 2012: Sports Ministry: Softball and Volleyball Coach
* March 2006 - March 2010: Harvest Christian Fellowship Children's Ministry; 4th grade Sunday School Teacher

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Community Service & Involvement

Professor Bruinius served as the primary ISP leader for the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Southeast Asia ESL teams.
She also served on the faculty ISP team to Rwanda in 2011

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Interests & Hobbies

* Triathlons
* Hiking
* Theatre
* Film

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Personal Philosophy

"The Lord will accomplish what concerns me; Your lovingkindness, O Lord, is everlasting;"

- Psalm 138:8, NASB

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