Dr. Mary Poplin Scheduled to Speak at the Christians on Diversity in the Academy Conference

Mary Poplin, Ph.D. (Thursday, March 27, 2014)

Dr. Mary Poplin is a professor at Claremont Graduate University in the field of Education.  She developed the CGU Teacher Education program from 1985-1995 increasing the candidates from 25 to 100 and the percentage of students of color from 6% to 50%.  She also led the revitalization of the program from 2000-2004 and was Dean of the School of Educational Studies from 2002-2004. Her academic work includes a focus on discerning the differences between Judeo-Christian principles and principles of other worldviews as it relates to issues such as the contemporary university, education, and justice.  In 1996, Mary worked for two months with Mother Teresa in Calcutta and has a book on the experience, Finding Calcutta, 2008 by InterVarsity Press. Recently, she studied and teaches on the history of philosophy in the west and its impact on epistemology - how educators have approached “knowledge,” particularly as it relates to the intellectual history of the university.  Her most recent book, just released by InterVarsity Press (Dec 2013), is called Is Reality Secular: Testing the Assumptions of Four Global Worldviews.