Christine Spicer, M.A.

Adjunct Professor of Writing

Christine Spicer is an adjunct professor of writing at PLNU and a freelance writer, editor, and content strategist. She loves to find and develop compelling stories, to refine and revise language, and to mentor and inspire others. Previously, Professor Spicer served 10 years as the senior writer for PLNU’s Office of Marketing and Creative Services where she was editor of PLNU’s Viewpoint Magazine among other responsibilities. Professor Spicer has a master’s degree in rhetoric and writing studies from San Diego State University and a bachelor’s degree in literature and political science from UCSD.

She is active in her church where she serves as a Sunday school teacher and life group leader. She also volunteers as an advocate for Compassion International. When she isn’t working or volunteering, Professor Spicer can be found spending time with her family, including her husband, Bryon, a structural engineer, and her two children, Zachary and Valerie. She also enjoys swimming with Heartland Masters Swim Association and reading.


  • M.A. in Rhetoric and Writing Studies from San Diego State University
  • B.A. in Literatures of the World and Political Science from UCSD

Courses Taught

  • WRI 110 - College Composition: Writing and Research - First Year Experience

Experience in Field

  • Freelance writer, editor, and content strategist (2016-present)
  • Senior writer/editor for Marketing and Creative Services at PLNU from 2005-2015
  • Writer/editor for Einstein Industries, Inc. from 2001-2003

Awards and Honors

  • CASE District VII Circle of Excellence Gold Award for PLNU’s 2013 Annual Report
  • CASE District VII Circle of Excellence Silver Award for PLNU’s 2012 Annual Report
  • UCSD Muir College Outstanding Scholar, Muir College Caledonian Honor Society, Golden Key National Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, National Merit Scholar. 

Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications


  • “Invention, Delivery, and Ethics Online: Medical Marketing Websites and Search Engine Optimization.”


  • Viewpoint magazine, Point Loma Nazarene University, 2005-present. Editor from 2005-2014. Numerous articles in each issue.
  • “A Rhetorical Rubik’s Cube,” guest post,, April 8, 2013.
  • “Invention, Delivery, and Ethics Online: Medical Marketing Websites and Search Engine Optimization.” Thesis. San Diego State University, 2005.
  • Medical Marketing Websites: Writing at the Intersection of Science, Marketing, and Public Discourse.” Presented at 2004 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) conference in Boulder, Colorado.
  • “Textbook Review of Literacies.” Lore Journal, 2004.