Christopher Noble, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of English and Honors College
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3515
Office Location: Faculty Quad, #9
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Chris Noble, Ph.D., is professor of English and humanities at Azusa Pacific University, teaching literature, aesthetics, critical theory, and composition. He has published on a broad variety of topics including gender theory, Christian higher education, and 19th-century British literature and culture. Poet W.B. Yeats once claimed that “education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire,” but Noble politely demurs from this view, believing that it can be both.


  • Ph.D., English Literature, University of California, Irvine
  • M.A., English Literature, University of California, Irvine
  • B.A., English and Philosophy, Westmont College

Academic Areas

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Department of English
  • Honors College
  • Writing Program


  • English Literature
  • Literary Criticism

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 110 – Freshman Writing Seminar
  • ENGL 111 – Introduction to Literature
  • ENGL 222 – English Literature Survey to 1789
  • ENGL 232 – English Literature Survey Since 1789
  • ENGL 480 – Contemporary Literary Criticism
  • ENGL 487 – Literary Movements

Office Hours

W - 12:00-2:00pm
and by appointment