Toni Kirk, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Office Phone: (951) 343-4545
Office Location: W. E. James Building, Room 265
Office Hours: MWF: 8–9:30 a.m; MW: 2–4 p.m. or by appointment

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Mythological Studies - Emphasis in World Literature Pacifica Graduate Institute 2011
M.A. English Literature California Baptist University 2005
M.A. Composition/Rhetoric California State University, San Bernardino 1989
  • Additional Education

    B.A. Education; California Baptist University, 1972

  • Courses Taught

    ENG 103
    ENG 113
    ENG 123
    ENG 213
    ENG 223
    ENG 253
    ENG 263
    ENG 273
    ENG 303
    ENG 313
    ENG 343
    ENG 350
    ENG 373
    ENG 383
    ENG 399
    ENG 499
    ENG 500
    ENG 510
    ENG 530
    ENG 596

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Composition and Rhetoric
    Creative Writing
    Classical Mythology
    Comparative Mythology
    Multicultural Literature
    Holocaust Literature
    Master's thesis preparation guidance

  • Teaching Experience

    Similar classes at Riverside Community College, San Bernardino Valley College, and Crafton Hills Community College

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    "Zhang Yi-moi and the Use of Color and Camera as Emotional Evocater." Asian Cinema Centennial, Beijing/Shanghai China, June 2005.

    The use of specialized software in the composition classrroom and the impact of technology on pedagogical heuristics. This research included the training for and the development of ENG 123 (Intermediate Composition: Research and Writing) as an online course for CBU.

    Presentation for CBU Fall Faculty Retreat 2009: "The Elephant in the Classroom: Objections to Technology and Recognizing the Commonalities among Face-to-Face, Hybrid and Online Teaching."

    Maximizing the efficient use of composition instruction software for the purpose of improving student outcomes across the curriculum, including all CBU university schools and colleges.

    Tolstoy's Epic Kaleidoscope: Archetype, Mythomorphing and the Hero's Journey

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Saddleback, Corona
    Rob Fultz/ Rick Warrem

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Local government
    Mentoring minors
    Lay counseling

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Classic Film
    Creative Writing

  • Personal Philosophy

    "To the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.'" Matthew 25:40b, NASB