Erika Travis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English and Behavioral Sciences
Office Phone: (951) 343-4362 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Location: W.E. James Building, Room 260A Office Hours:
|Ph.D.||English||Claremont Graduate University||2016|
|M.A.||English||California Baptist University||2006|
|B.A.||English and Behavioral Science||California Baptist University||2002|
ENG 101 Introduction to the Discipline
ENG 113 Composition
ENG 123 Intermediate Composition
ENG 273 Introduction to Creative Writing
ENG 353 Children's Literature
ENG 354 Children's Classics
ENG 363 Young Adult Literature
ENG 384 Writing Fiction
ENG 401 Special Topics: Harry Potter
ENG 411 Special Topics in Creative Writing: Speculative Fiction & Writing for Young Adults
ENG 499 Capstone
BEH 255/250 Foundational Skills for the Behavioral Science (I)
BEH 256/290 Foundational Skills for the Behavioral Sciences (II)
Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests
19th Century British Literature
Early Modern Poetry & Sermons
Young Adult Literature
Fantasy Literature and Film
Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU
Junior High Teacher at Calvary Chapel, Moreno Valley
Instructor at San Joaquin Valley College
Research, Presentations, & Publications
“From Bikinis to Blasters: The Role of Gender in the Star Wars Universe” Fane Phenomena: Star Wars. (Ed. Mika Elovarra) Bristol: Intellect, 2013.
Review of The Ring and the Cross: Christianity and the Lord of the Rings, ed. by Paul Kerry. Christianity and Literature 62.3 (Spring 2013): 452-5.
“Female Friendship and Identity Formation in Graphic Novels for Children," Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, SanDiego, CA, 2019.
“‘What shall I do for God?’: Catechism in Puritan Joyful Death Narratives.” Conference on Christianity and Literature West Region, Riverside, CA. May 2016.
"Saints' Names & Sacred Moments: The Persistence of Religion in Ender's Game". PAMLA, Riverside, CA. Oct 2014.
“Religion in the Irreligious Dystopia: How The Hunger Games emphasizes the Importance of Religion" presented at Imagining the Good Life: Apologetics and Human Flourishing Conference. CBU's Philosophy Department, Riverside, CA, April 2013
"Magical Soul Searching: Daemons, Horcruxes, and Questions" presented at the West Region 2008 CCL Conference "Fire and Ice: Literary Paradox and the Search for Truth". Biola University, La Mirada, CA, May 2008.
“The Nature of Power: Wisdom and Ambition in The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and the Harry Potter Series” presented at Lumos 2006: A Harry Potter Symposium. Las Vegas, NV, July 2006.
“Fallibility and Wisdom in Narnia: C.S. Lewis’ treatment of the wise old man archetype in Chronicles of Narnia” presented at Through the Wardrobe. Riverside, CA, March 2006.
Church Membership & Activities
Member at the DiscipleCenter, Anaheim Hills, CA
Community Service & Involvement
Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council
Interests & Hobbies
Family: Husband, Jeff, and children, Anna, Adam, Libby, & Luke
Travel: Spain, China, Pacific Northwest
For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.