Christopher Noble, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of English
Phone: (909) 967-3293
Office Location: Ronald Building, #102
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Chris Noble is Professor of English and Humanities at Azusa Pacific University, where he teaches 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. The poet W.B. Yeats once claimed that 'education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire,' but Chris politely demurs from this view, believing that it can be both.


  • Ph.D. - English Literature, University of California, Irvine, 2000
  • M.A. - English Literature, University of California, Irvine, 1996
  • B.A. - English and Philosophy, Westmont College, 1994

Academic Area

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Department of English


  • 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 - 1:00-3:00PM