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Faculty | Induction/Clear Credential

Nicholas Block

  • Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
  • M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Stanford University

After beginning his career in education as a science teacher in Bogotá, Colombia in 1984, Nick Block has worked most of his years in the U.S. as a public school teacher in grades three to five in a variety of language settings. At Biola, Block has taught since 2014 in the undergraduate, graduate, and Induction/Clear Credential programs. He has mainly taught courses in philosophy of education,...

Research Interests

  • Dual-language Schools
  • Vocabulary Development
  • Spiritual Lives of Teachers

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Christie Curtis

  • Associate Dean, Graduate Chair, School of Education
  • Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., Azusa Pacific University
  • M.A., Biola University
  • B.A., University of California, Riverside

A native Californian, Christie Curtis specializes in grammar and writing curriculum development. Her most recent book, Grammar and Writing 3 (piloted in 2015–16), was co-authored with Mary Hake and is one of six grammar and writing textbooks in their series. Utilizing her experiences as a former public and private school teacher, she has authored student editions, teacher editions and...

Research Interests

  • Supporting international students
  • Spirituality practices of international students
  • Supporting post-traditional students
  • Writing proficiency

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