Plenary Speakers

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

  • Franklin CampbellJones, Ed.D.
    Vice President, CampbellJones & Associates

    Franklin CampbellJones, Ed.D., assists school districts in applying the tenets of cultural proficiency to their policies and practices, facilitating professional learning seminars and giving keynote addresses to national and international audiences. He has also served as a teacher, site-level administrator, central office director, and state director of professional development.

    He is co-author of The Culturally Proficient School: An Implementation Guide for School Leaders (Corwin Press, 2013) and The Cultural Proficiency Journey: Moving Beyond Ethical Barriers Toward Profound School Change (Corwin Press, 2010). He is clinical professor in the Department of Instructional Leadership and Professional Development at Towson University, and has also served as associate professor at Rowan University and California State University, Los Angeles, in their departments of Education Leadership.

  • Mark Stanton, Ph.D., ABPP
    Provost, Azusa Pacific University

    Mark Stanton, Ph.D., ABPP, is the provost and a professor of graduate psychology at Azusa Pacific University. He served APU previously as founding dean of the School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences (2006–11), chair of the Department of Graduate Psychology (2000–06), and founding director of the APA-accredited Doctor of Psychology program (1996–2006).

    He identifies himself as a couple and family psychologist, adopting an understanding of human behavior that recognizes the importance of individual, interpersonal, and environmental factors. He was the 2011–12 president of the American Board of Couple and Family Psychology, a constituent board of the American Board of Professional Psychology, and the 2005 president of the Society for Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of California and board certified in couple and family psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology (an internationally recognized postdoctoral board covering specialties in psychology). The Society for Family Psychology named him Family Psychologist of the Year in 2007.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

  • Erin Dufault-Hunter, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Fuller Theological Seminary

    Erin Dufault-Hunter, Ph.D., became an assistant professor of Christian ethics at Fuller in 2006 after serving as an adjunct assistant professor in ethics for three years. Prior to Fuller, she earned several awards for excellence in teaching as a teaching assistant at the University of Southern California.

    Dufault-Hunter has written on narrative theory and the sociology of religion. Her recent book, The Transformative Power of Faith: A Narrative Approach to Conversion (Lexington Books, 2012), integrates insights from the social sciences with narrative theory to offer a nonreductionistic understanding of conversion. In particular, she argues that a narrative lens provides insights into why strong faith practiced within a community facilitates personal transformation, even for those society considers “hopeless.” She has also contributed entries to the Global Dictionary of Theology (IVP Academic, 2008) and the Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics (Baker Academic, 2011).

  • Alexander Jun, Ph.D.
    Professor, Azusa Pacific University

    Alexander Jun, Ph.D., 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 is APU’s qualitative research consultant. He joined APU after 15 years as a faculty member and administrator at USC.