Tuesday January 10th, 2012 we have the privilege of hosting Dr. Mary Poplin on campus. Dr. Poplin is a Professor in the School of Educational Studies Claremont Graduate University) and will be speaking as part of the larger 2012 Veritas Forum.
Dr. Poplin will be our featured guest at a special faculty lunch from 12:00-1:00pm in UU 204 (Chumash Auditorium, East Wing) and then again at a larger student/faculty audience at 8pm.
A native of Texas, Mary Poplin earned her Ph.D. in Education from the University of Texas. She began her career teaching elementary school and special education, later becoming a professor at Claremont Graduate University in California where she was director of the Teacher Education Program, 1985-1995 and Dean of the School of Educational Studies, 2000-04.
Between those positions Poplin worked with Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta. Her book, “Finding Calcutta: What Mother Teresa Taught Me About Meaningful Work and Service” (InterVarsity Press, 2008) highlights her experience there.
She has hosted a Summit on Accountability and Social Justice which sought to define the major principles inherent in accountability systems in the U.S. that have been found to be effective in closing the achievement gap between rich and poor and between racial and ethnic groups. She is the author of “Voices from the Inside: A Report on Schooling from Inside the Classroom” (1992). More recently, Poplin has begun to work on the application of the intellectual, social, and psychological principles of the Judeo-Christian worldview as they apply to higher education, particularly among culturally and linguistically diverse peoples and the poor.
We are looking forward to having Dr. Poplin on campus and hope you’ll be able to join us. Please rvsp by January 9, 2012 if you’re planning on attending.
Wednesday night January 11th, Dr. Poplin will be followed by a dialogue between Dr. Greg Ganssle (Lecturer in Philosophy, Rivendell Institute at Yale University) and Keith Abney (Lecturer in Philosophy, Cal Poly) on the topic “What Does It Mean To Be Good”?
Further information can be found here.
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