Christian faculty in the trenches at “secular” universities face all of the same challenges as their peers, with the added mandate to “bring every thought captive” to the obedience of Christ” (2 Cor. 10:5). What are key ingredients to help Christian faculty not just survive, but thrive as followers of Jesus in the academy? Jeff will help us to discuss this important topic together and share from his own experience over decades as a Christian faculty member. Jeff Hardin, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, will be joining us (virtually) for this talk and discussion.
Jeff Hardin is Raymond E. Keller Professor of Integrative Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he has been on the faculty for over 30 years. Jeff’s research focuses on how embryos develop. Before pursuing his PhD in Biophysics Jeff received an M.Div. degree at the International School of Theology, when he met his wife, Susie, who was in Cru campus ministry. He is also an award-winning biology educator and lead author of World of the Cell (Pearson). Jeff is extensively engaged in science/faith dialogue in Madison, nationally, and internationally, and has served as a campus ministry advisor to campus student ministries locally and nationally. Jeff and Susie have two grown boys: Jon (36, a computer scientist) and Christopher (34, who has severe autism and lives with mom and dad). Jeff likes theology and masquerading as a classical clarinetist with the professional musicians in his church. He also enjoys swimming, tennis and sci-fi.
Bring your own lunch!
On the third Thursday of each month, we have lunch – sometimes a social time, sometimes with a guest speaker or discussion topic. We’d love if you joined us in 209 Norris Hall! (Fall lunch dates are Sep 21, Oct 19, and Nov 16.)
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