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Mr. Aric Diamond
B.A. The Ohio State University, M.A. UCLA
About Mr. Diamond
Mr. Aric [pronounced like “Eric”] Diamond grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He was the oldest of four boys and attended Bay Village High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English from The Ohio State University – in just two years. After a brief stint as a grant writer, Aric joined the PhD program in UCLA, focusing on American Literature. While studying at UCLA, Aric was invited to lecture various topics, including the evolution of John Donne’s religious verse, T.S. Eliot’s indictment of modernity, and the relationship between Jonathan Edwards’s sermons and American romanticism. He also designed several courses including on contemporary culture and creative writing. As he pursued his PhD (and completed his Masters), Aric found that his primary interest was teaching literature – even more than researching and writing about it – and hence made a career change to join the faculty at Northridge.
Aric and his wife Maricruz have two toddlers: Basil and Audrey. Aric’s hobbies include learning languages, reciting poetry, and genealogy.