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James Hedges, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Department of English
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Email: jhedges@apu.edu
Jim Hedges, Ph.D., spent more than 30 years at Azusa Pacific University. Hedges taught some 20 courses in English, communication, and journalism; advised the student newspaper for five years; and developed the children’s literature course and taught it to hundreds of students training to be teachers. Ongoing research includes work being done at the Huntington Library on a novel on Shakespeare’s England and the cathedral schools, and a series of essays on reading some of the “great” poems often assigned in literature courses in high school and college.

Education

  • Ph.D., English, University of California, Riverside
  • M.A., English, University of Washington
  • B.A., English, Seattle Pacific College

Department

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • English

Expertise

  • Children’s Literature
  • Harry Potter and the Christian Reaction
  • Katherine Paterson
  • Teaching Values Through Literature

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 377 โ€“ Shakespeare
  • ENGL 434 โ€“ Children's Literature
  • ENGL 488 โ€“ Significant Authors