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James Hedges, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Department of English
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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.


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


  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • English


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

Courses Taught

ENGL 377 – Shakespeare
ENGL 434 – Children's Literature
ENGL 488 – Significant Authors