DawnEllen Jacobs, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Office Phone: (951) 343-4275
E-mail: djacobs@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Lancer Arms Rm 51F
Office Hours: By Appointment

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Comparative Literature University of California at Riverside 1993
M.A. Comparative Literature University of California at Riverside 1991
B.A. English Northern Illinois University 1978
  • Additional Education

    WASC Assessment Leadership Academy (2010)

  • Courses Taught

    Contextual Approaches to Grammar
    Writing in Context
    Multicultural Theory and Pedagogy
    Graduate Research Seminar
    Literary Theory and Criticism
    Language Acquisition and Development
    Introduction to Linguistics
    Comparative Mythology
    Humanities Seminar
    17th Century British Literature
    18th Century British Poetry
    British, American and World Literature Surveys
    Children's Literature
    Freshman Composition
    American Public Schools
    Growth, Development and Learning
    Secondary Methods
    Student Teaching Supervision
    Introduction to Global Studies

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    English Education
    Comparative Literature
    Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature
    Latin American Literature
    Mythology and Folklore
    Native American Literature
    Grammar & Linguistics
    Global Engagement
    Faculty Development

  • Teaching Experience

    California Baptist University, 1991 to present
    Perspectives Facilitator 2012, 2013 (Magnolia Church, Riverside)
    Adult Bible Study Teacher 2007-2013 (Magnolia Church, Riverside)
    Six years secondary education

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    "Holistic Discipleship." University Educators for Global Engagement, April 2012
    "WASC ARC 2012 Learning Communities - Presentation." WASC ARC. April 2012
    Assessment Leadership Academy Project Report – “Faculty Development and Learning Communities.” January 2011.
    “Mobilizing Faculty and Others to be Missional." Presented with Jared Dobbins. University Educators for Global Engagement (UEGE). Richmond, Virginia. April 2011.
    “Debriefing theConference Experience." University Educators for Global Engagement (UEGE). Richmond, Virginia. April 2011.
    “LiveText and Assessment." Assessment Leadership Academy Alumni Roundtable. Keynote presentation. Vanguard University. 7 October 2011.
    “Academic Engagement for Global Impact.” University Educators for Global Engagement Conference. Richmond, VA. April 2010.
    "Academics on Mission." Consortium for Global Education. Dallas Baptist University. September, 2009. With Kristen White.
    “Designing the CPR; Preparing for the EER.” WASC ARC. Hollywood, CA. April 2009.
    "LiveText and Loving It." Live Text Annual Conference. Chicago, July 2010.
    “The Green Experiment: Combining Academic Discipline and Spiritual Purpose for Global Impact.” Christians on Diversity in the Academy. Azusa Pacific University. March 2009. Presented with Kristen White.
    “CCCU Women's Ways of Leading - Presentation: Conversations Toward an understanding of the Role of Gender in Leadership at California Baptist University.” Coalition for Christian Colleges and Universities Regional Conference. April 2008.
    Panel Presentation: " Mere Fantasy Meets Mere Christianity." Lumos, July 2006

    “ShapingGraduate Researchers." Alpha Chi Recorder 54.2 (2011): 46.
    “De-mythologizing the Search for Self: A Comparative Study in Three Fantasy Films.” In Pursuit of Truth: A Journal of Christian Scholarship. February 23, 2011.
    “Implicit and Explicit Treatments of Catholic Imagery in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and Jackson’s Film Trilogy.” Tolkien 2005 Proceedings: The Ring Goes Ever On. 2008.
    Memories of Midnightby Sidney Sheldon, Burden of Proofby Scott Turow. Encyclopedia of Popular Literature. Entries. 2008.
    “Integrated Humanities: An Institutional Perspective.” International Journal of the Humanities 3.6 (2006).
    “Tolkien and Rowling: A Study in Receptions” in TOPIC: A Jefferson and Washington Review. September, 2004. Reprinted inContemporary Literary Criticism.
    “Management by the Classics: A Vindication of the Rights of Women in the Modern-Day work Place.” Group Practice Journal, January 1998. Co-authored with Brian Carroll.

    Panel Presentation: "Tolkien and Rowling: A Comparison of Reception." Nimbus, July 2003.

    “Integrated Humanities: An Institutional Perspective” The Third International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Cambridge, England; August 2005

    “Implicit and Explicit Treatments of Catholic Imagery in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and Jackson’s Film Trilogy.” Tolkien 2005 Conference; Birmingham England; August 2005

    “The Woman Wanderer: Variations on the Quest Motif in Young Adult Fantasy” PCA/ACA Joint Conference of the National PCA/ACA– San Diego, CA; March 2005

    Panel Presentation: “Arthurian Traditions and Christian Intersections.” Re-Creating Arthur. Winchester College: Winchester, England. August 2004.

    "Tolkien and Rowling: A Comparison of Reception." Literature and Belief. Seattle University, April 2003.

    "Rubrics to the Rescue." ACSI Convention. 2001.

    "Preparation and Supervision of Foreign Language Teachers." NACTFLA Convention. 2000.

    "Expressing Identity and Voice in Student Writing." NCTE Conference. 1997.


    "Integrated Humanities: An Institutional Perspective." International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 6, pp 271-276.

    Jacobs, DawnEllen. “Integrated Humanities: An Institutional Perspective.” Pending. International Journal of the Humanities

    Jacobs, DawnEllen. “Tolkien and Rowling: Reflections on Receptions.” Topic. 54 (Fall 2004): 46-54.

    Carroll, Brian, and DawnEllen Jacobs. "Management by the Classics: A Vindication of the Rights of Women in the Modern-day Workplace." Group Practice Journal, 1998.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Global Engagement
    Guest Chef Food Ministry

  • Community Service & Involvement

    South East Asia 2012, 2013, 2014
    East Asia 2011
    Rwanda 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
    Ecuador 1998


    Evangelical England 2004
    Tale of Two Cities: Paris/London 1998


    "Love like you mean it" Big Band (GMP) - Florida/Grand Turk 2014
    Praise Band-hosted Band Camp (Harmony Intl) - Jordan 2010
    Metro Big Band (GMP) – World Expo Japan 2005
    Refugee Praise Band (GMP) – Belgium 2004

    Professional Growth Advisor for Teachers

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Stained Glass
    Various Crafts

  • Personal Philosophy

    "And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,
    for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;
    until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ."

    -Ephesians 4:11-13, NASB