Prof. Heidi Zameni
EducationPh.D. Candidate (A.B.D.), English Literature, Claremont Graduate University, 2010-present
Major emphasis: Victorian Literature
Minor emphasis: Early Modern English Literature
Minor emphasis: Nineteenth-Century American Literature
M.A., English, California State University, Fullerton, 1996
TESL Certificate, California State University, Fullerton, 1995
B.A., English, California State University, Fullerton, 1990
ExperienceSaddleback Community College/Irvine Valley Community College, August 2017-present
Associate Faculty for ESL and English
Online and Professional Studies (OPS) Professor, California Baptist University, April 2012-present
Faculty for online English and language acquisition courses.
Instructor, Art Institute of the Inland Empire (a campus of Argosy University), April 2011-June 2016
Full-time faculty member for General Education and English Departments.
Associate Faculty, Saddleback Community College, January 2013-June 2013
Faculty for English Department.
Assistant Professor, Point Loma Nazarene University, August 2010-July 2011
Faculty member for Literature, Journalism, Modern Languages Department and School of Education.
English Composition and Literature Instructor, Westwood College, August 2009-July 2010
Faculty member for English Department.
English Language Development Instructor/Director of International Students, Capistrano Valley Christian
Schools (private high school), July 2003-June 2005. Full-time faculty.
English Composition Instructor, Santa Ana Community College, Spring 2002
Faculty member for the English Department.
ESL Instructor, Santa Ana Community College, Fall 1997
Faculty member for the credit ESL Department.
Instructor of American Language, California State University, Fullerton, Fall 1997
Instructor for CSUF's American Language Program.
English Instructor, Mt. San Antonio Community College, Spring 1996
Faculty for the English Department.
ESL Instructor, Mt. San Antonio Community College, Fall 1994-Spring 1995
Faculty for the American Language Department.
Publications2017. “’Curse God and Die!’ William Shakespeare’s Pericles, Job, and the Problem Play.” Work in
2016. “Why Relationships Fail in Henry James’s Fiction.” Work in progress.
2013. “Charlotte Brontë , Jane Eyre, and Agnosticism.” Literature and Belief 33.2 (Summer 2013).
2013. “An Awareness of What Is Missing: Four Views on the Consequences of Secularism.” Lux: A Journal
of Transdisciplinary Writing and Research 3.1 (2013).
Presentations2013. Claremont Graduate University 14th Annual Research Conference, Transdisciplinary Studies. “The Secularization of Academia.”
2010. In-service training for faculty and staff at private high school. “Increasing Language Fluency and
Building a Comprehensive Program.”
2009. ASCI Annual Conference. “How to Start and Maintain an International Student/English Language
2004. Tokyo, Japan private high school. “The Benefits of an American Education.”
2003. In-service training for faculty and staff at private high school. "The Challenges of English Language
Development and a Multi-Cultural Community.”
1994. Los Angeles Education Recruitment Fair. "Choices for the College-Bound Student." Presenter on
behalf of Mt. San Antonio Community College.
Awards2017. Claremont Graduate University. Alfred B. Friedman Grant for Brontë scholarship.
2015. The Art Institute. Most valuable faculty award (ARTIE) recipient.
2013-2014. Claremont Graduate University. Ada A. Leeke Endowed Fellowship recipient.
2011-2014 Claremont Graduate University. English Department Fellowship recipient.
2012. The Art Institute. Recipient of the Excellence in Student Persistence/Retention award.
2006. Association of Christian Schools International (accrediting body). Exemplary School Program award.
Professional MembershipsMLA (Modern Language Association)
TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Academic Committees/Chairs2011-2016. Art Institute. Study Skills, Student Retention, Peer Mentor, and Admissions committees.
2004-2005. Capistrano Valley Christian Schools. Chair, English Language Development department.
2003. Capistrano Valley Christian Schools. WASC Accreditation committee.
1994. Mt. San Antonio Community College. Curriculum Development committee.
Technology Experience/TrainingSmartThinking, TurnItIn, Blackboard, Canvas, Task Stream, VoiceThread (“Humanize Your Online Course”), Web 2.0, and distance education
Professional Experience2004-2010. Trustee, school board.
2005. Leader/Organizer of Study Abroad program to Japan.
Community Service2003-present. Volunteer work to Mexican orphanages and impoverished villages focusing on women’s issues and literacy.
Various dates. Volunteer Vital English volunteer at drug rehabilitation center.
LanguagesFluent in conversational Farsi (Persian).
Proficient in French to English translation for scholarly purposes.
SADDLEBACK COMMUNITY COLLEGE/IRVINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ESL 201 Academic Writing
ESL 335 Intermediate Writing
ENG200 Fundamentals of Writing
CALIFORNIA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY—ONLINE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES DIVISION
English 313 Multicultural Literature
English 353 Children’s Literature
English 463/563 Principles of Language Acquisition (for both undergraduate and graduate students
English 113 Beginning Composition
English 123 Intermediate Composition
THE ART INSTITUTE, A COLLEGE OF ARGOSY UNIVERSITY
Humanities 090 Transitional English
Humanities 110 College English)
Humanities 130 Visual Language and Culture
Humanities 111 Effective Speaking
Humanities 251 Literature
Humanities 254 Hollywood and Literature
Humanities 310 Creative Writing
Humanities 312 Journalism)
Humanities 313 Creative Nonfiction
POINT LOMA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY
Writing 110 College Composition: Writing & Research
Education 306 Principles of Language Acquisition
Literature 208 Great Works in a Literary Genre: Short Story
Literature 413 Contemporary Literature
English 221 College Writing II
Literature 301 Introduction to Literature
SANTA ANA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
English 061 Introduction to Composition
ESL 107 Writing, Grammar, and Reading
MT. SAN ANTONIO COMMUNITY COLLEGE
English 68 Preparation for College Writing
AMLA 51 American Language Reading
AMLA 52 American Language Writing
AMLA 55 American Language Writing
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON (Intensive English Program)
ALP 002: Composition and Grammar
ALP 003: Intermediate Reading
ALP 003: Vocabulary
CAPISTRANO VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL)Bible SDAIE