Current Projects

Beverly Hardcastle Stanford Faculty Fellowship

This fellowship has been awarded each year since 2007 to one full-time APU faculty member to support research projects with the potential to make a significant contribution to current understandings of human values, broadly defined, in any area of culture and society. So far, at least four book publications have been supported by this fellowship. Chosen through a competitive selection process, the Beverly Hardcastle Stanford Fellow receives the equivalent of 12 undergraduate semester units of release time from teaching in order to devote an entire semester to his or her scholarship. The deadline for applications is October 15 each year.

Beverly Hardcastle Stanford Fellows

  • Kevin Reimer (Graduate Psychology), 2007–08
  • Emily Griesinger (English), 2008–09
  • B.J. Oropeza (Biblical Studies), 2009–10
  • Don Thorsen (Theology), 2010–11
  • Craig Keen (Biblical Studies), 2011–12
  • Cheryl Crawford (Practical Theology), 2012–13
  • Pam Cone (Nursing), 2013–14
  • Mark Eaton (English), 2014–15
  • William Yarchin (Biblical Studies), 2015–16

CREV Faculty Research Fellowships

All full-time APU faculty are encouraged to apply for up to three faculty research fellowships, which support research projects with the potential to make a significant contribution to current understandings of human values, broadly defined, in any area of culture and society. Fellows will receive 3–6 semester units of release time from teaching in order to devote more time to their scholarship. Faculty may apply to use all units in a single semester, spread them over two semesters, or apply them toward a summer session for graduate faculty. The fellowship application must include approval from the chair and dean before submission. These fellowships are intended to support projects near completion, and the expected outcome is a scholarly product that will be disseminated and/or published. The deadline for applications is October 15 each year.

James L. Hedges Distinguished Lecture Series

This series celebrates the written word through a series of endowed lectures by poets, prose writers, playwrights, or literary critics. Cosponsored by the Department of English and the Center for Research on Human Values, this series showcases writers who imaginatively explore the world in which we live through their creative use of language and literary forms, whether in poetry or prose, and honors one of Azusa Pacific University’s most distinguished professors: James L. Hedges, Ph.D., professor of English from 1974–2005 and now professor emeritus.

James L. Hedges Distinguished Speakers

  • James Hedges, 2010
  • Billy Collins, 2011
  • Lori Anne Ferrell, 2012
  • Robert Pinsky, 2013
  • Diane Glancy, 2014
  • Brett Foster, 2015
  • Gavin Jones, 2016

TEDx Azusa Pacific University

TEDx Azusa Pacific University

TEDx Azusa Pacific University featured several speakers who gave presentations on the theme “Inspiring Ideas and Meaning” at APU on April 7, 2015. The event was sponsored by the Center for Research on Ethics and Values and organized by Brooke Van Dam, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies. Look for another TEDx Azusa Pacific University event to be held in the spring of 2017. Meanwhile, talks from the first event can be viewed online.