The School of Arts and Sciences
Full Name: Samuel Joeckel
Professor of English
B.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas; M.A., Baylor University; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
Dr. Samuel Joeckel serves as professor of English while also teaching in the Supper
Honors Program. He is the author of The C.S. Lewis Phenomenon: Christianity and the
Public Sphere (2013) and Golden Notes, a novel (2016). He is co-editor of The Christian
College Phenomenon: Inside America’s Fastest Growing Institutions of Higher Learning (2011).
His articles on a wide variety of subjects--eighteenth-century British literature,
C.S. Lewis, humor theory, Christian higher education, political culture, and disability
studies—appear in Christianity and Literature, Humor: International Journal of Humor
Research, History News Network, Christian Scholar’s Review, SEVEN: An Anglo-American
Literary Review, Christian Higher Education, The Kentucky Review, Mythlore, and Sehnsucht:
The C.S. Lewis Journal. He has taught twenty-one different courses at PBA.
Dr. Joeckel lives in North Palm Beach with his wife, son, and daughter.