Faculty | B.A. in Liberal Studies, Multidisciplinary

June Hetzel

  • Dean, School of Education
  • Professor
  • Director, Biola Youth Academics

  • Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
  • M.A., Talbot School of Theology
  • M.S., California State University, Fullerton
  • B.A., Biola University

June Hetzel specializes in literacy processes and curriculum development. Hetzel has served in the roles of teacher, curriculum specialist, principal, writer, editor, consultant, professor and dean. She has served at school, district, and county levels, including four summer teaching overseas. She recently finished editing a PreK–6 textbook series for English Learners, Passport to Adventure...

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Tim Stranske

  • Assistant Dean
  • Professor

Lorena E. Vidaurre

  • Director of Early Childhood Education
  • Associate Professor

Carolyn Bishop

  • Associate Professor
  • Director of Elementary Education

Dennis Eastman

  • Associate Professor
  • Director, Secondary Education
  • Associate Director, Biola Youth Academics

Robin LaBarbera

  • Associate Professor
  • Director of Special Education

Christie J. Curtis

  • 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...

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Nicholas C. Block

  • Associate Professor

Denise Reid

  • Associate Professor

  • PhD., Chapman University
  • Multiple Subject Credential, Hope International University
  • M.A., Cal State Fullerton
  • B.A., Cal Poly Pomona

Denise Reid has her Ph.D. from Chapman University, an M.S. from California State University, Fullerton, and a B.A. from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Reid holds a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and has decades of experience in providing educational accommodations to students with disabilities. While equal access to quality education for students with disabilities is of...

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Jenna Canillas

  • Associate Professor

Mickie Wong-Lo

  • Associate Professor

Luciano Cid

  • Assistant Professor

Carolina Serna

  • Associate Professor