Curriculum Vitae

CHESTER J. DELAGNEAU

CONTACT INFORMATION
chesterjosephdelagneau@gmail.com

EMPLOYMENT
2015-2017: Teacher, Heart Christian Academy, SJC, CA
2012-2013: Teacher’s Assistant, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA
2010-2011: Teacher’s Assistant, Biola University, La Mirada, Ca.
2007-2009: Substitute Teacher, Capistrano Unified School District, SJC, CA
2007-2009: Substitute Teacher, Santa Ana Unified School District, Santa Ana, CA
2005-2007: Teacher, Capistrano Valley Christian Schools, SJC, CA
2005—: Personal Tutor, Best Results Tutoring, South Orange County, CA
2004-2005: Teacher’s Assistant, Pathway School, Ladera Ranch, CA
2002-2004: Teacher, Mission Viejo Christian School, Mission Viejo, CA
2001-2002: Tutor, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Systematic Theology, Biblical Theology, Philosophical Theology, Philosophy of Religion, Biblical Ethics

AREAS OF INTEREST
Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics, World Religions, Literature

EDUCATION
Fuller Theological Seminary, La Mirada, CA
Ph.D., Systematic Theology (Completed Six Courses), Fall 2012 – Winter 2013

Biola University, La Mirada, CA
M.A., Philosophy (High Honors), 2011

Biola University, La Mirada, CA
M.A., Theology (Highest Honors), 2009

Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA
B.A., Human Development (Sociology-Psychology), 2005

Saddleback Community College, Mission Viejo, CA
A.A., General Studies, 2000

PUBLICATIONS
Academic Article
“The Politico-Religious Catalyst to the Early Islamic Conquests” in Christian Apologetics to Islam Course Book, Course 2 (Lexington, KY: I2 Ministries Publications, 2017), 203-220.

PRESENTATIONS
Scholastic
March 2011: “A Strong Defense of Weak Impassibility,” Talbot Philosophical
Society, La Mirada, CA

Parochial
January 2009: “Is God Necessary for Morality?” The Shoreline Church, San
Clemente, CA

March 2009: “The Kalam Cosmological Argument,” The Shoreline Church, San
Clemente, CA

May 2009: “Worldviews: Nihilism, Atheistic Existentialism & Postmodernism,”
The Shoreline Church, San Clemente, CA

WORKS IN PROGRESS
Biblical Ethics: An Exegetical Approach to the Morality of Happiness, Salvador, Flight to Freedom, and Imagining Jesus

DEPARTMENTAL ACTIVITIES
Heart Christian Academy (Logic, 8th Grade)
Prepare weekly lesson plans utilizing class textbook (The Fallacy Detective) and supplemental resources (Come, Let Us Reason).
• Encourage students to use logical reasoning, while spotting faulty reasoning.
• Practice (informal) logic in a safe classroom setting.
• Enter grades into Engrade Pro, as well as Achieve.
• Blog to parents and students on Weebly.

Heart Christian Academy (Christian Worldview, 8th Grade)
Teach lesson plans from Summit Ministries Curriculum (Lightbearers) and supplemental resource videos (The Privileged Planet, Unlocking the Mysteries of Life, Icons of Evolution, Expelled, etc.).
• Challenge and instruct students on importance of a consistent and comprehensive Christian worldview, while
exposing them to challenging worldviews.
• Practice apologetics in a safe classroom setting.
• Enter grades into Engrade Pro, as well as Achieve.
• Blog to parents and students on Weebly.

Heart Christian Academy (Language Arts, 7th and 8th Grade)
Teach the classics (e.g., The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Call of the Wild, The Most Dangerous Game, The Horse and His Boy, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Taming of the Shrew, The Hiding Place, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, and the Iliad) and implement different writing philosophies, such as Jane Schaffer and Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW), in order to become proficient in writing different types of essays (viz. expository, argumentative, and narrative). In charge of language arts curriculum for junior high.
• Inspire students to enjoy literature and writing, as well as develop reading comprehension skills.
• Practice in-class timed writing, writing prompts, and free writes.
• Enter grades into Engrade Pro, as well as Achieve.
• Blog to parents and students on Weebly.

Fuller Theological Seminary (graduate level)
Lecture, Grade Papers, Interact with Students, Fall 2012

Biola University (graduate and undergraduate levels)
Grade Papers, Facilitate Lectures, Interact with Students, Assist with
Curriculum & Revise Syllabus, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011

Capistrano Valley Christian Schools (World History, 10th Grade)
Prepare weekly lesson plans utilizing class textbook and relevant outside resources
into PowerPoint presentations. Teach from the development of man to world
religions and governments with the strictest expectations of Best Practices in order
to meet and excel the California State Standards in World History. Responsible for
enabling students to sustain daily regimented study habits of the primary text and
supplemental materials. Review papers/projects and make necessary
comments/corrections to provide clarification of the subject matter.
 Successfully aid students to master the relevant material.
 Encourage students struggling with the course content to make the necessary
changes in order to grasp and meet scholastic expectations.
 Connect with students on a personal level enabling them to respect authority
and empowering them to believe in themselves and their ability to succeed.

Capistrano Valley Christian Schools (United States History, 8th Grade)
Create and implement a course curriculum personally tailored to teach mainstream
and special needs students. Maintain a safe, professional, and disciplined learning
environment for optimal learning. Foster fun and engaging discussions. Prepare
weekly lesson plans utilizing class textbook and relevant outside resources into
PowerPoint presentations. Present daily assignments, weekly quizzes, monthly
tests, multi-media project, midterm, and final exam. Plan annual trip to our nation’s
capital. Attend all staff functions (i.e. Back to School Night, award ceremonies,
staff meetings, and graduation).
 Organize one week excursion to Washington, D.C., which includes stops at
Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, Monticello, D.C. and Gettysburg.
 Prepare and transition students for more critical thinking and challenging work
load experience.
 Inspire students to be active listeners, responsible resesearchers, and exercise
objective reasoning skills.

HONORS AND AWARDS
Biola University
2011: Kappa Tau Epsilon, Talbot School of Theology Scholastic Honor Society
2010-2011: Church Match Scholarship
2009-2010: Frederick G. Bursch Memorial Scholarship
2009: Kappa Tau Epsilon, Talbot School of Theology Scholastic Honor Society

SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS
2005—: California Basic Educational Skills Test. ID# 40920784

LANGUAGES
Spanish: Speak Fluently; Read and Write Adequately
French: Read and Write Adequately
Hebrew (biblical): Working Knowledge
Greek (biblical): Working Knowledge

AFFILIATIONS
Evangelical Theological Society
Evangelical Philosophical Society


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