Gretchen Bartels is newly appointed Assistant Professor of English at California Baptist University – Online & Professional Studies
Gretchen Bartels has been named Assistant Professor of English at California Baptist University – Online and Professional Studies, effective April 2012.
Gretchen began her education at Wheaton College in Illinois, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Chemistry in 2006. In 2008, she earned a Master of Arts in English from University of California, Riverside. She is currently working toward her doctorate in English at University of California, Riverside. Her doctoral study and research focuses on nineteenth-century editors and their pivotal shaping of literary culture and defining popular markets in the nineteenth century.
Gretchen has experience in teaching several classes in the field of English at University of California, Riverside including Composition and Literature at the University of California, Riverside. Along with teaching Bartels has been invited to present topics including Charles Dickens, C.S. Lewis, Shakespeare, Of Mice and Men and others.
Bartels also volunteers as a Reader at the Huntington Library for Rare Books and Manuscripts, and participates in the (dis)Junctions Conferences at University of California, Riverside, which is a two-day graduate student conference generally heavy on panels from people working in English and Comparative Literature. The main goals are to help graduate students professionalize, share their research, and network.
California Baptist University Online & Professional Studies offers a Bachelor of Arts in English degree-completion program. CBU’s B.A. in English is tailored for the working adult, and prepares students with the skills, knowledge and confidence to develop professionally and personally. A widely recognized and respected degree within and beyond the region’s professional community, CBU’s B.A. in English competitively positions individuals to advance in their existing careers, transition to new ones, and reach their professional goals.