Joseph De Vol, M.S.

Assistant Professor of Education

Office Phone: (951) 343-4324
Office Location: Eugene and Billie Yeager Center, Room B237
Office Hours: Monday 2-4 p.m. Tues. Wed. & Thursday 3:00p.m. - 5:00 p.m., & by appointment

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
M.S. Entomology University of California, Riverside 1969
B.A. Zoology California State University, Los Angeles 1967
  • Additional Education

    Administrative Credential, UCR 1974

  • Courses Taught

    EDU 300: American Public Schools
    EDU 302: Educational Psychology
    EDU 518: Classroom Management and Discipline
    EDU 505: Elementary Curriculum and Instruction: Math and Science
    EDU 534: International and Comparative Education
    EDU 585: International Education Practicum

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    * Elementary Mathematics
    * Elementary Science
    * Entomology

  • Teaching Experience

    * Elementary: Grades 4-6 and Special Education
    * Junior High: Science, Health, Social Studies, and English; coaching Track
    * High School: Biology
    * University: George Fox University 6 years Department of Continuation Education
    * California Baptist University: currently in 16th year

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    De Vol, Joe. "Biology of Chelinidea vittiger, with notes on its Host-Plant Relationships and Value in Biological Weed Control." Environmental Entomology, Vol. 2, No. 2. pp. 231-240.

    2002 Fall Faculty Workshop co-presenter

  • Church Membership & Activities

    * Friendship Church, Elder on Church Board
    * Have served as a Deacon, Sunday School teacher, choir member
    * Served as the chairman of the Missions Task Force
    * Leader of a Home Bible study

  • Community Service & Involvement

    * Have served as a Board Member of the Friendsview Manor/Secretary of Residential Relations Committee, Executive Director Search committee member
    * Washington Elementary after school tutor

  • Interests & Hobbies

    * Overseas Mission trips: China 1995, India/Nepal l997, 1999, and 2001; Japan 2003, India 2008
    * Staying in touch with national Christians in the Himalayas
    * Vacations trips to Europe, Africa, and Hawaii
    * Tennis and paddle tennis
    * RV camping at the beach, visiting national parks and historical sites
    * Wife Judy is a Minister of Visitation for the Friendship Church; caring for members in hospitals and convalescent hospitals.
    * Two daughters, two grandsons and a third grandson due April 27th

  • Personal Philosophy

    ...but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

    -from Joshua 24:15, NASB

    "This verse has a very special meaning for me. It became the title of a book about my grandparents and parents who served the Lord as medical missionaries in Asia. My life as a "missionary kid" in India has left an indelible imprint on me. As a result, I have returned to India/ Nepal four times in recent years. Introducing college students to mission work in third world countries has been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life.

    To be affiliated with a university that has made a commitment to be known as the "Great Commission" University gives me great joy in serving here."