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Toni Kirk, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Office Phone: (951) 204-7798
Office Location: W. E. James Building, Room 265
Office Hours: By appointment for your convenience: Call or Text 951-204-7798

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Mythological Studies - Emphasis in World Literature Pacifica Graduate Institute 2010
M.A. English Literature with emphasis in poetry, creative writing, multicultural literature, global literature, classic 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 201
    ENG 213
    ENG 223
    ENG 253
    ENG 263
    ENG 273
    ENG 303
    ENG 313
    ENG 314
    ENG 343
    ENG 350
    ENG 365
    ENG 373
    ENG 383
    ENG 384
    ENG 385
    ENG 399
    ENG 401
    ENG 430
    ENG 499
    ENG 500
    ENG 501
    ENG 503
    ENG 510
    ENG 514
    ENG 515
    ENG 519
    ENG 525
    ENG 530
    ENG 540
    ENG 542
    ENG 545
    ENG 557
    ENG 570
    ENG 575
    ENG 576
    ENG 594
    ENG 596
    ENG 599
    ENG 597
    ENG 598

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Composition and Rhetoric
    War Literature
    English Literature
    Creative Writing
    Classical Mythology
    Comparative Mythology
    Multicultural Literature
    Global Literature
    Holocaust Literature
    Master's thesis preparation guidance
    Curricula Development

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    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, 2005.

    The use of specialized software in the composition classroom 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. 2010

    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. 2011

    Tolstoy's Epic Kaleidoscope: Archetype, Mythomorphing and the Hero's Journey 2011

    The Sciences and Humanities Continuum Equilibrium: A Polemic of Symbiosis with Special Emphasis on Literature presented Oxford 2019

    Teaching Teachers to Teach STRETCH Composition: A Primer, published 2019, revised 2022

    CBU Creative Writers Anthology of Long Short Stories, to be published December 2022 and Just Sayin: Fifty Poems Originating in the Soul, to be published December 2022.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Immanuel Baptist Church, Highland (Pastor - Dr. Chris Morgan)
    Small Group Host
    Ladies Ministry

  • 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