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Mary Poplin, Ph.D., Guest Speaker

Ph.D., M.A. University of Texas B.S. Midwestern State University
Mary Simpson Poplin

A native of Texas, Mary Poplin began her career teaching in elementary school and special education. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas in 1978. Her research and writing focus on issues inside the classroom, social justice and accountability, cultural and linguistic diversity, and Christian scholarship. She is the author of Voices from the Inside: A Report on Schooling from Inside the Classroom (1992), a report that has sold 70,000 copies. In 1996, Mary worked for two months with Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity to determine why she called her work "religious work, not social work." Her book on this experience, titled Finding Calcutta: What Mother Theresa Taught Me About Meaningful Work and Service, was published by InterVarsity Press and is also available in Korean and Chinese. She is a frequent speaker in Veritas Forums, which began at Harvard, but has spread to over 60 universities around the world. For her presentations visit here.

Dr. Poplin was Dean of the School of Educational Studies at Claremont Graduate University from 2002-2004 and Director of Teacher Education 1985-95 and again 2000-04. In these positions, she worked to develop, establish, and promote the school's new vision of merging social justice and accountability. You can view her faculty web page here.

Schedule for Sunday, February 27, 2010

View photos from the day here.

8:30 & 11:00 am Worship Services

10:05 am Sharing in the sanctuary (no other adult electives)
12:30 pm Luncheon in the Fellowship Hall
  • Talk/discussion with Mary Poplin, Ph.D on What Does It Mean to be Christian and a Scholar?
  • Please sign up by calling the church office or submitting the form below

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