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Riverside, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2014) -- California Baptist University's College of Arts and Sciences is hosting Dr. Mark A. Pike for a lecture on Nov. 6. Pike was recently appointed as the head of the School of Education at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom.

He will be speaking on the topic "C.S. Lewis on Post-Christian Culture and Faith," at 3:30 p.m. in the Staples Room in the James Building. The event is open to all.

Pike, a dynamic British speaker, is also a professor in educational values and pedagogy. A high school teacher for more than a decade, Pike received his doctorate from Southampton University before rising rapidly through the ranks at Leeds. He writes and speaks widely on literary, moral and religious issues in education, and is the author of Mere Education: C S Lewis as Teacher for our Time; Citizenship and Moral Education: values in action; and Spirituality, Literature and Literacy, as well as more than 40 book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles.