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Rachel Timmons, Ed.D.

Professor of Education
Education Committee Member

Office Phone: (951) 343-4483
E-mail: rtimmons@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Eugene and Billie Yeager Center, Room B236
Office Hours: Monday & Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction La Sierra University 2005
M.A. Curriculum and Teaching Michigan State University 1998
B.S. Sociology/Psychology Concordia Teachers College 1965

Additional Education

CA Reading Certificate
ESL Certification
Leadership Training
Supervision, and Group Dynamics


Courses Taught

EDU 505
EDU 516
EDU 512
EDU 302
EDU 542
EDU 580
EDU 543
EDU 533
SPE 590


Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

Classroom Teaching
Curriculum Development
Integration of Faith and Learning
Study of Third Culture Persons
Sociology of Education


Teaching Experience

California Baptist University 1998-Present
International School Bangkok K-12, 1987-1998
Faith Academy Philippines - Teaching/Missionary Work as well as Running a Foster Care/Adoption Organization, 1970-1980
Elementary Teaching K-6, 1965-1970


Research, Presentations, & Publications

Third Culture Kids and Adults - Association of Christian Schools International and at International Teacher Conferences

Hawaii International Conference on Education (Hawaii, January, 2009) Using Action Research to Develop Effective Assessment of Learning Outcomes in Higher Education: A Developmental Portfolio Assessment Model Based on original action research project which stemmed out of assessment results and portfolio development inquiries. Peace Lutheran Church- Corona Women’s Ministry The 21st Century Woman This presentation was based on history of Christian women through past to current times. It was geared for professional women as they struggle with issues of blending spiritual, family and professional lives into a godly lifestyle.

Families in Global Transition – FIGT (Houston, March, 2009) Cross Culture Transitions: Measurable and Healthy Transition Processes Based on original research concerning adaptation issues related to cross culture transitions and the benefits of using a transition rubric to guide transition progress.

Families in Global Transition – FIGT (Houston, March, 2009) Cracker Barrel Session: Cross Culture Transitions: Measurable and Healthy Transition Progress This session enlarged upon current research concerning how to help TCPs though cross cultural transition utilizing research based transition rubric concerning adaptation issues.

Families in Global Transition – FIGT (Houston, March, 2009) Researchers’ Forum A core group of researchers (including myself as researcher) described and discussed their recent research studies focusing on common themes and novel findings. The purpose of the workshop was to identify the most urgent applicability to the field of families in global transition.


Church Membership & Activities

Currently- Faith Lutheran - Riverside/Attend Bible Class,
(In past have taught Bible classes, Sunday School, led Women's Ministries, and have been involved in Mission Ministries for 25 years while living in SE Asia.)


Community Service & Involvement

Presenting Inservice Education for Christian schools/teachers
Presented workshop at CBU Faculty Workshop
ACSI Presentation
Attend community meetings and events when possible.
I am also caring for elderly parents and enjoying grandchildren!


Interests & Hobbies

International Travel
Reading and Studying
Attending Concerts
Sports Events
Visiting interesting attractions such as National Parks, Mountains etc.


Personal Philosophy

He has told you, O man, what is good;
And what does the LORD require of you
But to do justice, to love kindness,
And to walk humbly with your God?

-Micah 6:8, NASB