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Toni Dingman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Office Phone: (951) 343-4545
Office Location: W. E. James Building, Room 265
Office Hours: MWF 8:00 - 9:30MW 2:00 - 4:00

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Mythological Studies - Emphasis in Jungian Psychology Pacifica Graduate Institute 2009/2011
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 273
* ENG 303
* ENG 313
* ENG 343
* ENG 350
* ENG 373
* ENG 383
* ENG 399
* ENG 500
* ENG 510
* ENG 530
* ENG 596


Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

* Composition and Rhetoric
* Literature
* Creative Writing
* Classical Mythology
* Comparative Mythology
* 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

Casa Blanca Iglesia Bautista/ Riverside
Pastor William Flores


Community Service & Involvement

Local government
Mentoring minors
Spanish community


Interests & Hobbies

* Travel
* Classic Film
* Creative Writing


Personal Philosophy 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