Christopher Noble, PhD

Professor, Department of English and Honors College

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3515
Office Location: Faculty Quad, #9
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Chris Noble, PhD, 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.


  • PhD, English Literature, University of California, Irvine
  • MA, English Literature, University of California, Irvine
  • BA, English and Philosophy, Westmont College

Academic Areas

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


  • English Literature
  • Literary Criticism

Courses Taught

  • 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
  • WRIT 110 — The Art and Craft of Writing

Office Hours

M - 1:00-3:00 p.m.
T - 12:00-1:00 p.m.