Jun 7

Call for Proposals: Submit a proposal for the 4th Annual Faith Integration in the Academy (FIA) Conference by June 7. Session proposals can be around one of three themes: Theory and Theology, Practical Applications or Research Studies.

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Theme: The Great Commission and the Academy

The 4th Annual FIA Conference is a free 1-day virtual experience featuring sessions led by knowledgeable and experienced faculty.

Friday, August 2, 2024

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Eastern Time / 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pacific Time

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Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

Matthew 28:16-20   |   NIV



Dr. Michelle Hughes

Retired Professor of Education
Westmont College - Montecito, CA

Michelle C. Hughes is an enthusiastic educator who is passionate about teaching and learning alongside students and colleagues. Through her 34- years in education, Michelle taught junior high school English, worked as a high school administrator, and served as a faculty member in Westmont College’s Education Department in Santa Barbara, California. While at Westmont College, she taught and supervised student teachers, served several terms as department chair, and oversaw the credential program. Michelle is currently writing, speaking, and consulting. She was honored with Westmont College’s Bruce and Adaline Bare Teacher of the Year Award for the Social Sciences in 2013. Michelle’s research thoughtfully examines professional teaching dispositions or the postures, attitudes, and heart skills needed for professional flourishing. Michelle is the co-editor of the book, Joyful Resilience as Educational Practice: Turning Challenges into Opportunities (Routledge, 2022). Her new book, Dispositions Are a Teacher’s Greatest Strength: Mindful Pedagogical Practices to Develop Self-Awareness to Flourish in the Classroom, is due out in June 2024 (Taylor and Francis).


Dr. Kenneth Nehrbass

Assistant Professor of Social Work
Director of Assessment
California Baptist Univeristy - Riverside, CA

Kenneth Nehrbass (Ph.D., Biola University) is assistant professor in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at California Baptist University, where he also serves as the director of assessment. He is an ordained Southern Baptist minister, and served as a pastor and as a Bible translator with Wycliffe Bible Translators, in the nation of Vanuatu. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and books, including Advanced Missiology, Christianity and Animism in Melanesia, and God’s Image and Global Cultures.

Contact the Teaching and Learning Center

Email: tlc@calbaptist.edu
Phone: (951) 552-8130
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Weekends closed

Lancer Arms 50
8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504

Register to Attend

Registration is free and now open. We welcome academics and higher education staff interested in faith integration. We also encourage student participation in the conference.