What good is it if we gain academic prestige, yet forfeit our souls? Robert Kaita, Principal Research Physicist of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, offers his perspective and a Scriptural basis for aiming to serve Christ and achieve academic success simultaneously.
These articles, gathered from the Emerging Scholars Network and from The Well, were written with beginning grad and professional students in mind. But no matter what stage of life you are in, we think you will find the counsel wise and useful. Note: Originally published in The Well, the online presence of Women in the Academy & Professions.
This article was the featured piece in the February 2013 faculty email newsletter, the Lamp Post. We are delighted to offer these video clips to our readers because we believe Jeff Hardin’s presentation offers Christian faculty who teach and pursue research in the sciences and technology an important perspective on their work.
Selected resources on science and religion from InterVarsity Faculty Ministry and ESN, featuring Elaine Ecklund, Francis Collins, Jennifer Wiseman, Robert Kaita, Jeff Hardin, Cal DeWitt, and many others.
This lecture shared by C. John Sommerville at InterVarsity's Midwest Faculty Conference elaborates on his premise that now is the time for Christians to initiate change in the university to answer the question, "How can we change the university?"
Discussion questions for George M. Marsden's, "The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship" (New York: Oxford University Press, 1997), introduction and chapters 3-6. You may find the quotations that follow most questions to be relevant, but they are no substitute for following Marsden's argument in full.
In the face of poor job prospects, a long and difficult process, and discouraging academic environments, why should anyone get a PhD in the Humanities? Seven Christian faculty and postdocs share their perspectives.
We design our faculty conferences to be welcoming for children and families. Academic events are rarely, if ever, family-friendly, and we desire our conferences to be times for restoration for the entire family. Below are some comments and stories from parents who have attended previous faculty conferences.
Cal DeWitt, Professor at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies of the University of Wisconsin, delivered this talk at the 2007 Faculty Conference at Cedar Campus. He focuses on a topic of concern to all Christian academics: time management.