Faculty

Pam Fox graduated with a BA degree in English and a minor in Philosophy from Pepperdine University. She earned a Master in Poetics degree from New College of California and the Master of Theology degree from Bethel Seminary. At the University of California, Riverside, she earned the PhD in Comparative Literature, winning awards for her teaching and graduating with highest honors. She has published poems, articles and reviews in literary magazines, journals and newspapers. Her book,What Are the Dead Sea Scrolls and Why Do They Matter, with world renowned scholar of Old Testament Studies David Noel Freedman, is rapidly becoming the standard as a lay person’s introduction to the scrolls. Pam teaches literature at San Diego State University and Perelandra College.

Elizabeth Kropf is proud to have been the first graduate of Perelandra College with an M.A. in Creative Writing. Ten of her poems and a story have been published in literary magazine. She has been a reader at the Windhover Writer’s Festival and serves on the Board of Directors for the Austin Poetry Society. She teaches Composition and Information Literacy at Bryant & Stratton College and Writing at Perelandra College.  Connect with her on Linked In

Ken Kuhlken earned BA and MA degrees in English at San Diego State University and an MFA degree in Fiction Writing at the University of Iowa. He is the author of novels, short stories, feature stories and book reviews. His stories have been honored with Pushcart Prize nominations, a National Endowment for the Arts Literature fellowship, as a finalist for PENs Ernest Hemingway Award for the best first published novel, as a finalist for the Shamus best novel award, and as the recipient of the Private Eye Writers of America/St. Martin’s Press Best First PI Novel Award. He has taught in the MFA program at the University of Arizona and in graduate and undergraduate programs at San Diego State University; California State University, Chico; University of San Diego; Christian Heritage College; and Azusa Pacific University. Ken teaches writing and literature at Perelandra College. Visit Ken at: kenkuhlken.net

Nicole L Rivera is a graduate of Perelandra College, which is where she began writing The Parable of Harry Potter series, now re-dubbed Finding Unauthorized Faith in Harry Potter. She has a passion for using stories as parables to explore faith and values in order to help herself and others understand Biblical truth and values in deep and entertaining ways. Nicole enjoys ruining movies for her husband by analyzing every line and plot twist, playing with her rescue puppy Gizmo and kitty Luna, and consuming inadvisably large amounts of chocolate.

Also you can find Nicole on MuggleNet.com where she works on the Creative Team writing the Becoming Harry Potter series, Would You Rather, covering the Wizolympics as Scribble Inkwell, and more! Yes, that means her job is to write about Harry Potter. She has no complaints. She also writes fiction and teaches Grammar 101 and Writing Devotionals at Perelandra College. Connect with her on: nicolelrivera.com

Steven Saint earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern University and has been writing articles for newspapers and magazines for the past 20 years. He has worked as an award-winning daily newspaper reporter in Colorado and editor of five community newspapers in San Diego. His freelance work has appeared in more than 40 publications including Time Magazine, the Denver PostContemporary Christian Music and Intervarsity’s U Magazine. Steve teaches magazine Writing for the Media. Find him online: the4thwave.net

Erin Smith holds a PhD in English and Dance from Birkbeck College, University of London. She is currently writing a book based on her research on eighteenth century social dance entitled Dancing with Jane: Social Dance in Jane Austen’s Literature. She also teaches for Bryant & Stratton College, writes for Casa Magazine and The Magazine of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and enjoys reading, watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer re-runs, dancing, and playing the clarinet.