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 Appointment; Tuesday: By Appointment; Wednesday: 9:00a-4:00p; Thursday: By Appointment; Friday: 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
    Linguistics / TESOL
    Intercultural Rhetoric
    Education: Empowering care
    First and Second Language Writing
    Pedagogical Grammar

  • 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

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    PUBLICATIONS:

    Walker, D., & Walker, S. H. (2019). Empowering care in the inner-city: Meeting standards with high expectations. Educational Review.

    Walker, D. (2017). Empowering English writing students: Reflecting on aspects of the process that helped me most? Language and Language Teaching Journal 20(2), 85-93.

    Walker, D. (2016). The journal and the journey from contrastive to intercultural rhetoric. Retrieved from www.dl4.globalstaff.org DOI: 10.5176/2251-3566_L316.51

    Walker, D. (2011). How to teach contrastive (intercultural) rhetoric: Some ideas for pedagogical application. New Horizons in Education 59(3), 71-81.

    Walker, D. (2011). New directions for contrastive rhetoric research: Three models of classroom application involving East-Asian students. Korea TESOL Journal 10, 1-24.

    Walker, D. (2010). Rhetorical perception of Korean university students: Is linear better? Asian Journal of English Language Teaching 20, 185-206.

    Walker, D. (2010). Orientalism and contrastive (intercultural) rhetoric: A response to what Said has said. The Journal of Asia TEFL 7(1), 29-62.

    Walker, D. (2008). Postmodernism in intercultural rhetoric: Problematizing the deconstruction of an academic discipline. Asian Journal of English Language Teaching 18, 123-142.

    Walker, D. (2006). Improving Korean university student EFL academic writing with contrastive rhetoric: Teacher conferencing and peer response can help. The Journal of Asia TEFL 3(4), 71-111.

    Walker, D. (2004). An examination of contrastive rhetoric teaching methods for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) university students. (Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation). Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL. USA.

    Walker, D. (1998). The origins and merit of American democracy and its two-party system revisited. East-West Culture Journal of Keimyung University 31, 277-297.

    CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:

    Walker, D. (2018, December). The Hegelian Dialectic: A useful paradigm for harmonizing the move from contrastive to intercultural rhetoric for East-Asian English writing instruction. Paper presented at the Hong Kong International Conference on Education, Psychology and Society.

    Walker, D. (2018, March). Japanese contributions toward surviving and thriving as contrastive becomes intercultural rhetoric in East-Asia. Paper presented at the Asian Conference on Education and International Development, Kobe, Japan.

    Walker, D. (2017, November). Empowering English writing Students: Reflecting on aspects of the process that helped me most? Paper presented at the 4th Annual Language and Language Teaching Conference, Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

    Walker, D. (2017, August). From contrastive to intercultural rhetoric: Harmonizing East-Asian English writing instruction. Paper presented at the International Conference on Language Education and Innovation, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Walker, D. (2017, February). Teaching teachers grammar: CBI. Paper presented at the International Conference of Applied Linguistics and Language Education (ICALLE), De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines.

    Walker, D. (2017, February). Teaching intercultural rhetoric: East-Asian, Spanish and English. Paper presented at the International Conference of Applied Linguistics and Language Education (ICALLE), De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines.

    Walker, D. (2016, May). The journal and the journey from contrastive to intercultural rhetoric. Paper presented at the 5th Annual International Conference on Language, Literature, and Linguistics, Singapore.

    Walker, D. (2014, October). Teacher care and high expectancy coupled with pedagogical technique: Producing course syllabi for NES, ESL, EFL, ELF English writing classes. Paper presented at International Conference of Applied Linguistics and Language Education (ICALLE), De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines.

    Walker, D. (2014, October). Intercultural rhetoric is for everyone living in the alphabet soup: NES, ELL, ESL, EFL, ELF. Paper presented at the International Conference of Applied Linguistics and Language Education (ICALLE), De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines.

    Walker, D. (2014, January). Teacher care and high expectancy coupled with pedagogical technique: Course syllabi for English composition. Workshop presentation at 12th Hawaii International Conference on Education.

    Walker, D. (2013, October). Practical pedagogical ideas for using intercultural rhetoric with East-Asian second language writers in English composition classes. Paper presented at the 11th Asia TEFL International Conference, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines.

    Walker, D. (2013, March). Practical ways to use intercultural rhetoric with East-Asian second Language writers in English composition classes. Paper presented at colloquium. International TESOL Conference, Dallas, Texas.

    Walker, D., & Walker, S. H. (2012, January). The effectiveness of empowering care from college English to high school math: Student empowerment and achievement as measured by course evaluations and district-wide tests. Paper presented at the 10th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, Hawaii.

    Walker, S. H., & Walker, D. (2012, January). Empowering care in an inner-city classroom, revisited: Teacher expectation, student achievement, and standardized instruction. Paper presented at the 10th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, Hawaii.

    Walker, D,, & Lau, J. G. (2011, January). Journaling and journeying toward academic excellence in intercultural rhetoric. Paper presented at the 9th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, Hawaii.

    Walker, S.H., & Walker, D. (2011, January). Empowering care in the Inner-city classroom: Teacher high expectation and student high achievement measured by the district-wide tests. Paper presented at the 9th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, Hawaii.

    Walker, D. (2009, January). How to teach contrastive (intercultural) rhetoric: Some ideas for pedagogical application.” Paper presented at the 7th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, Hawaii.

    Walker, D. (2009, January). Orientalism and contrastive (intercultural) Rhetoric: A response to what Said has said. Paper presented at the 7th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, Hawaii.

    Walker, D. (2008, January). Forty years of contrastive rhetoric research applied to students from East-Asia. Paper presented at the 6th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, Hawaii.

    Walker, D. (2007, July). Intercultural rhetoric and postmodernism: A discipline deconstructed. Paper presented at the International Institute for Christian Studies Vision Conference: Truth Under Deconstruction---Presenting Christ in a Relativistic World. Kansas City, Missouri.

    Walker, D. (2007, January). New directions for contrastive rhetoric research: Pedagogical practicality for East-Asian writers. Paper presented at the 5th Annual Hawaii international Conference on Education. Honolulu, Hawaii.

    Walker, D. (2007, January). Teaching the ‘new’ grammar to the ‘old dogs:’ Innovation or dissemination? Paper presented at the 5th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, Hawaii.

    Walker, D. (2006, October). Teaching old dogs "new" grammar tricks: A course evaluation. Paper presented at the 14th Annual Korea TESOL International Conference. Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea.

    Walker, D. (2006, October). Korean university student perception of rhetoric: Is linear better? Paper presented at the 14th Annual Korea TESOL International Conference. Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea.

    Walker, D. (2006, January). An audience perspective on contrastive rhetoric: Schema theory and the mind of the reader. Paper presented at the 4th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, Hawaii.

    Walker, D. (2006, January). Helping Korean writers of English with a contrastive rhetoric curriculum: Teacher conferencing and peer response as a key. Paper presented at the 4th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, Hawaii.

    Walker, D. (2005, July). What happens when Korean EFL learners write in English? Globalization and Foreign Language Education Forum. Paper presented at the First KNU-KOTESOL International Conference. Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea.

    INVITED LECTURES:

    Walker, D. (2016, April). Why TESOL at California Baptist University? San Jacinto Community College.

    Walker, D. (2005, September). I have a dream: Let’s build a writing center. Academic Resources Center training seminar. California Baptist University.

    Walker, Deron. (2004, October). What happens when Korean learners of English write in English? Handong Global University seminar on English language learning.

    Walker, Deron. (1999, March). Slavery and the differences between North and South on the road to Civil War. Understanding of American culture seminar. Satellite Education Center symposium. Honam University, Kwangju, South Korea.

    Walker, Deron. (1999, March). 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.

    Walker, Deron. (1998, November). The road to the American revolution. Satellite Education Center symposium. Honam University, Kwangju, South Korea.


  • Church Membership & Activities

    Regularly attends Sandals Church in Riverside, CA.

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Academic Affiliations & Memberships

    • Reviewer for Language and Language Teaching Journal

    • Editorial Board (Readers), Journal of Asia TEFL and Asian Journal of English Language Teaching

    • Guest reviewer for Journal of Asian Communication and New Horizons

    • International TESOL

    • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

    • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

    • Asia TEFL

    • KOTESOL

  • 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.

    I am an avid bowler, bowling competitively in leagues since 2011 after a more than 20 year absence from the sport. Among my top achievements on the lanes, I have one Honor Score and was awarded a United States Bowling Congress (USBC) ring for bowling a perfect 300 game in league play (March, 2013). I have also won championships on league teams and individual honors in League Sweepers Tournaments in Las Vegas Bound Leagues.

  • 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