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William Flores, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Spanish
Director of the Spanish Program
Faculty Senate Vice President

Office Phone: (951) 343-4646
Office Location: W.E. James Building, Room 285
Office Hours: MWF 9:15 AM – 11:15 AM TR 12 - 1 PM & Also available by appointment.

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Spanish University of California at Riverside 2011
M.S.E. Spanish Harding University 2005
M.Ed. English Hyles-Anderson College 1999

Additional Education


* Professional Teaching License by the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools
* Professional Educator's Certificate by A.C.S.I.


Courses Taught

* Capstone Portfolio Courses
* Avant-garde Movements and the Postmodern Novel in Latin America
* Latin American Literature through “Modernismo”
* Colonial Latin American Literature
* Spanish Theater in the 20th Century
* Spanish Literature: Romanticism and Realism
* Spanish Literature: From the Middle Ages to the Golden Age
* Spanish Grammar and Composition
* Intermediate Spanish
* Elementary Spanish
* Spanish for Health Care Professions
* Koine Greek
* New Testament Survey
* Fully Online Spanish classes


Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

* Latin American Literature (19th and 20th centuries)
* Literary Theory (satiric theory / postcolonialism / narratology / ecocriticism)
* Theology
* Iberian Literature
* Second Language Acquisition


Teaching Experience

* Assistant Professor of Spanish, Hyles-Anderson College, Crown Point, Indiana.
* Spanish Teacher, Ocala Christian Academy, Ocala, Florida.


Research, Presentations, & Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

* Flores, William. Ecocrítica poscolonial y literatura moderna latinoamericana [Postcolonial Ecocriticism and Modern Latin American Literature]. Accepted for publication at the UNMSM University Press.

* Flores, William. “Scolieri, Paul A. Dancing the New World: Aztecs, Spaniards, and the Choreography of Conquest.” Hispania 97.2 (June 2014): 335-336.

* Flores, William. “Kanellos, Nicolás. Hispanic Immigrant Literature: el sueño del retorno.” Hispania 95.3 (2012): 553-554.
* Flores, William. “Willingham, Elizabeth Moore, ed. Laura Esquivel’s Mexican Fictions: Like Water for Chocolate, The Law of Love, Swift as Desire, Malinche: A Novel.” Hispania 95.1 (2012): 180-181.
* Flores, William. Ecosophies, Technology, and Luddism: An Ecocritical Perspective to the Study of The Cosmic Race, Doña Barbara, One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Storyteller, and Mantra. Diss. University of California, Riverside, 2011.
* Flores, William. “Ecocrítica, colonización y El Arquitecto y el Emperador de Asiria de Fernando Arrabal: Subversión en la tradición satírica.” Hispania 92.4 (2009): 673-680.
Peer Reviewed Conference Presentations
* “Rómulo Gallegos’ Doña Bárbara and José Vasconcelos’ The Cosmic Race: Identifying Latin American Perspectives on the Environment.” XV Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica, Antigua, Republic of Guatemala. March 4-6, 2015.
* “Ecocritical Approaches to the Teaching of Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa.” 2014 Regional AATSP Conference on Hispanic Literature, Moreno Valley College, California. October 11, 2014.
* “Discursos indígenas, deterritorialzación y desmitificación: hacia una ecocrítica latinoamericana.” The 96th Annual Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP), Panama City, Republic of Panama. July 8-11, 2014.
* “Una lectura ecocrítica y análisis de El hablador de Mario Vargas Llosa y Mantra de Rodrigo Fresán’s como novelas posmodernas latinoamericanas.” XIII Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica, Cartagena, Republic of Colombia. March 10-15, 2014.
* “Deconstrucciones teoréticas y el proyecto de una ecocrítica latinoamericana [Theoretical Deconstructions and the Project of a Latin American Ecocriticism].” 2013 American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Conference on Hispanic Literature, University of Redlands, California. October 12, 2013.
* “An Ecocritical Reading of Vargas Llosa’s The Storyteller and The Dream of the Celt.” XII Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. March 13-15, 2013.

* “Ecocritical Approaches to the Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa.” The 94th Annual Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP), San Juan, Puerto Rico. July 7-10, 2012.
* “Ecosofías y antropocentrismo en El hablador de Vargas Llosa.” XI Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica, Cusco, Republic of Peru. March 7-9, 2012.
* “Indigenous Discourse and the Myth of the Noble Savage: Colonial Continuity in Environmental Movements.” National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies Conference, San Diego, California. September 29 - October 1, 2011.
* “Ecological Consciousness and Anthropocentric Projects in Vargas Llosa’s The Storyteller.” 2011 AATSP Conference on Portuguese and Hispanic Languages and Literature. Redlands, California. April 23, 2011.
* “Voces indígenas y el mito del ‘noble salvaje’: continuidad colonial en discursos ecocríticos.” X Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica, San Juan, Puerto Rico. March 2-5, 2011.
* “The Architect and the Emperor of Assyria of Arrabal: A Dialogical Response to the Discourse of Colonization of the Aborigine and of Nature.” Symposium on Contested Territories: Conflict, Violence, and the Body, University of California, Riverside. November 14, 2009.
* “Arrabal’s Satire: Where Postcolonialism and Ecocriticism Meet.” 2008 American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Conference on Hispanic Literature, University of Redlands, California. November 15, 2008.
* “Labores, errores y horrores del gobierno aprista 1985-1990.” 2006 Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Redlands, California. November 18, 2006.
* “Diversos estilos de escritura en El árbol de la ciencia de Pío Baroja.” 2006 Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Redlands, California. November 18, 2006.


Church Membership & Activities

* Iglesia Bautista Casa Blanca, Riverside.


Community Service & Involvement

President of the Roger C. Anton Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. 2009-present.

Occasional reader/evaluator for Hispania.

California Baptist University

Faculty Senate Vice President for 2014-2015.

Faculty Senate President for 2013-2014.

Assessment Director for the Spanish Program. 2006-present.

Assessment Representative for the Department of Modern Languages and Literature during the WASC Educational Effectiveness Review 2010.

Drafted approved grant proposal for CBU student scholarships for a total amount of $25,000.00.

Led in the organization of the Spanish Open House, Spanish Club activities, the initiation ceremony of the Hispanic National Collegiate Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi, the World Languages Day, and the Hispanic Heritage Day.

CBU Student Club Sponsor


Interests & Hobbies

* Travel
* Reading
* Sports


Personal Philosophy

"This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."

- Joshua 1:8-9, NASB