Presentations

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2018 Conference Keynote Recordings

Select the name/photo of the speaker for each conference keynote session recording. 

MONDAY JUNE 4, 2018 - Evening Keynote Address 

Dr. Carolyn Gordon is the Associate Professor of Mass Communication at Mississippi Valley State University. Before relocating to MVSU she taught at Fuller Theological Seminary as the Associate Professor of Communication and Chair of the Preaching and Communication Department.

Dr. Gordon has also served as the Director of Ministries in Higher Education for the District of Columbia Baptist Convention, a communications professor at Bowie State University and the Associate Pastor of Craig Memorial Community Church in Chapel Oaks, Maryland.  She has also taught communications in the Junior Statesman Summer Program at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

 

TUESDAY JUNE 5, 2018  - Morning Keynote Session (Hoffman)

Dr. Joy Hoffman serves as the Director of Diversity Initiatives and Resource Centers at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). She oversees the African American Resource Center, Asian Pacific American Resource Center, Chicana & Chicano Resource Center, Titan Dreamers Resource Center, and LGBT Queer Resource Center. She is also responsible for diversity initiatives on campus, including trainings, workshops, campus climate evaluation, contributing to conversations around policies and processes, and bias response. 

Prior to serving at CSUF, which is a large public university, she worked at three private, liberal arts colleges, two of which were faith-based. Her higher education experience includes new student orientation, student activities, clubs and organizations, student government, sexual violence, drug and alcohol education, leadership development, and positions specific to advancing diversity and inclusion. She has worked in multicultural affairs for 16 years of her 23 year career. 

Joy has published in areas related to ethnic identity development; culture; religion and spirituality; and counseling in student affairs. Joy earned her Master’s degree in College Student Affairs at Azusa Pacific University and an Ed.D. from California Lutheran University in Higher Education Leadership.   

TUESDAY JUNE 5, 2018  - Morning Keynote Session (Collins 0:00-11:15 & Jun 11:20-19:29)

Christopher S. Collins, Ph.D., is interested in research on the role of higher education related to poverty reduction, knowledge extension, public good, and social rates of return. Recent publications include Higher Education and Global Poverty: University Partnerships and the World Bank in Developing Countries (Cambria Press, 2011) and Education Strategy in the Developing World: Revising the World Bank’s Education Policy (Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2012). In addition, he has published articles in The Review of Higher Education, Higher Education, and the Journal of Higher Education. He recently completed projects with the Association for Public Land-Grant Universities (APLU) looking at African-U.S. university partnerships, and with the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) looking at degree qualifications. He earned a Ph.D. with the “Best Dissertation Award” from the Higher Education and Organizational Change program at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. He also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Vanuatu, an island nation in the South Pacific.   

Dr. Alex Jun, is a TED speaker and the author of From Here to University: Access, Mobility, and Resilience Among Urban Latino Youth (Routledge Press, 2001).  He has published extensively on issues of postsecondary access for historically underrepresented students in underserved areas, and recently completed a three-year narrative inquiry research project on the educational mobility and academic resilience of Khmer orphans, which he’s completing a book about. 

Jun conducts research on issues surrounding higher education globalization in the Pacific Rim, and while studying at the University of Southern California, he earned a Ford Foundation fellowship to conduct research on college preparation programs for urban youth.

Jun teaches courses on diversity and social justice in higher education, comparative higher education, and qualitative research methods, and joined APU after 15 years as a faculty member and administrator at USC.   

Christopher S. Collins, Ph.D., is interested in research on the role of higher education related to poverty reduction, knowledge extension, public good, and social rates of return. Recent publications include Higher Education and Global Poverty: University Partnerships and the World Bank in Developing Countries (Cambria Press, 2011) and Education Strategy in the Developing World: Revising the World Bank’s Education Policy (Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2012). In addition, he has published articles in The Review of Higher Education, Higher Education, and the Journal of Higher Education. He recently completed projects with the Association for Public Land-Grant Universities (APLU) looking at African-U.S. university partnerships, and with the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) looking at degree qualifications. He earned a Ph.D. with the “Best Dissertation Award” from the Higher Education and Organizational Change program at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. He also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Vanuatu, an island nation in the South Pacific.   

TUESDAY JUNE 5, 2018  - Morning Keynote Session (Meuhlhoff)

Dr. Tim Muehlhoff (PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is a professor of communication studies at Biola University in La Mirada, California where he teaches classes in family communication, interpersonal communication and gender. 

Muehlhoff and his wife, Noreen, are frequent speakers at FamilyLife Marriage Conferences, and Tim also serves as a speaker/author with Biola's Center for Marriage and Relationships.  His books include I Beg to Differ, Marriage Forecasting, Authentic Communication, The God Conversation, and Winsome Persuasion, which received a 2018 Christianity Today book award of merit in apologetics/evangelism.   

 

 

TUESDAY JUNE 5, 2018 - Evening Keynote Address

Dr. Rebecca Hernandez PhD serves as Associate Provost of Local and Global Engagement at George Fox University.  Dr. Hernandez previously served as the Associate Vice President of Intercultural Engagement & Faculty Development since July of 2014.  In this role Dr. Hernandez builds on her extensive experience to oversee diversity planning and implementation, faculty development, and oversight of the Center for Study Abroad, the I.D.E.A. (academic and Career support) Center for Peace & Justice, and employee leadership development initiatives. 

Dr. Hernandez’s expertise includes work in intercultural studies, the recruitment of Latino students, transformational work in campus climate and academic curriculum and best practices in higher education across the country. Along with her academic work, Dr. Hernandez helped launch the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities’ (CCCU) Multi Ethnic Leadership Development Institute (ME-LDI) in 2011 and in the fall of 2014, she was invited to serve as the founding chair of the CCCU Commission on Diversity and Inclusion, which has provided an opportunity for national leadership.   

 

WEDNESDAY JUNE 6, 2018 - Morning Keynote Address

Dr. Rishi Sriram serves as Associate Professor of Higher Education & Student Affairs, Associate Chair for the Department of Educational Leadership, and Residential College Faculty Steward of Brooks Residential College.

Dr. Sriram's research interests include student affairs practice, collaboration between academic and student affairs, and college student retention, engagement, achievement, and learning. His work has been published in respected journals such as the Journal of College Student Development, the Review of Higher Education, the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, and the Journal of College Student Retention. He currently has a book under contract (Stylus Publishing) that aims to help student affairs professionals understand and use quantitative research and statistics in their work. He has received several national and regional grants for his research.

Dr. Sriram has also served on the editorial/review boards of several journals, including the Journal of College Student Development and the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. He also served as editor of Student Affairs On Campus, the TACUSPA journal he created as TACUSPA's Director of Research. You can learn more at: https://works.bepress.com/rishi_sriram/

 

THURSDAY JUNE 5, 2018 - Morning Keynote Address

A native Californian, Todd has been an English professor for many years and is now Dean of Spiritual Development at Biola University. He has degrees in Classical languages and literature from Stanford University and from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, an M.A. in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care from Biola University, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of California (Irvine).

He leads retreats, undertakes group and individual spiritual direction, preaches regularly and speaks frequently to groups on Christian spiritual formation from an evangelical perspective. He lives in Costa Mesa, CA, and is married to Dottie Cox Pickett, a marriage and family therapist.   

 

2015 Conference Keynote Recordings

Select the name or photo of the speaker for each conference keynote session recording. 

MONDAY JUNE 1 2015  7:15pm - Keynote Address

JILL BRISCOE

Jill Briscoe was born in England and found Christ when she was 18 years old. She never looked back.Jill has authored more than 40 books including devotionals, study guides, poetry and children's books. Her vivid, relational teaching style touches the emotions and stirs the heart.

 

TUESDAY JUNE 2, 2015  9:00am - Keynote Address

VICTOR SAAD

One small step for man? Scratch that. Victor took a giant leap by leaving a job he loved and creating an experiential master’s program rooted in design, business, and social change. After interviewing several friends and family, he created a hands-on education that placed him in 12 experiences within 12 months during 2012.

TUESDAY JUNE 2, 2015 8:30pm - Entertainment

MICAH BOURNES

Micah Bournes, Musician, Poet & Speaker.
Raised in the hip-hop culture of Long Beach, California. Micah received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Communications from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. During college, he began writing and performing music and poetry. His rhythmic roots and theological training unite to birth a unique brand of creative truth-telling.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 3, 2015 10:30am - Keynote Address

DR. LISA MCMINN

Lisa Graham McMinn, Ph.D. is a sociologist who has taught at Wheaton College and, most recently, at George Fox University. She writes and speaks about gender and sexuality, creation care, food ethics and agriculture. 

 

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DR. PHILIP RYKEN

Dr. Philip Ryken is the 8th president of Wheaton College, where he studied philosophy and English literature and met his wife Lisa during Orientation. He earned an M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary and a doctorate in historical theology from the University of Oxford. Dr. Ryken preached on the pastoral staff at Philadelphia’s Tenth Presbyterian Church for 15 years before becoming Wheaton’s President in 2010.