Presentation Title

Friday Plenary: "Why I Teach: Ultimate Questions Still Matter and Transcend Personal Profiles—of Pupils and Professors"

Location

Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall

Start Date

8-12-2016 8:45 AM

End Date

8-12-2016 9:45 AM

Description

The ultimate purpose of higher education is to transform lives – the lives of the students and their professors. As such, we should create live-changing experiences for our students. The dream needs to be stronger than the struggle, and longevity studies reflect strong student success rates when addressing both parts of this reality.

Biography

Jerry Pattengale (PhD, Miami, Ohio) has some twenty books in print, and numerous essays in key venues such as Wall Street Journal, Christianity Today, Washington Post, Books & Culture, InsideHigherEd.com, Patheos, Chicago Tribune, and Christian Post. He serves as executive director of education, Museum of the Bible (Washington, D.C.) and is University Professor at Indiana Wesleyan University (the first in its history), where he has held several top positions. He has various international projects and awards and is editor-in-chief of the multifaceted, high-tech Bible curriculum with the Museum of the Bible, approved for all schools in Israel (several versions, 2015-2017). He has distinguished appointments at the Sagamore Institute, Tyndale House—Cambridge, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Excelsia College (Australia), and serves on the boards of the Religion News Service (Washington, D.C.), Yale University’s Johnathan Edwards Center, and as associate publisher of Christian Scholar’s Review. He is executive director of Nationalconversations.com. One of his books forthcoming in the fall is in a series he co-edits with Emanuel Tov, and includes 14 original translations of Dead Sea Scrolls (Brill, Leyden). The Hoosier State Press Association gave him its 2016 “Best Sportswriter Award” for his satirical essay, “The Fed Ex Cup and Political Swings.” USC and Houghton Mifflin presented him their National Student Advocate Award in 2000.

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Friday Plenary: "Why I Teach: Ultimate Questions Still Matter and Transcend Personal Profiles—of Pupils and Professors"

Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall

The ultimate purpose of higher education is to transform lives – the lives of the students and their professors. As such, we should create live-changing experiences for our students. The dream needs to be stronger than the struggle, and longevity studies reflect strong student success rates when addressing both parts of this reality.