Edited by Timothy W. Herrmann & Kirsten D. Riedel
Despite the widely differing perspectives held by those who work in higher education, there is one goal upon which all educators and educational leaders agree: students should leave college stronger than they came. Now more than ever, today’s students come to college with unique intellectual, emotional, relational, and spiritual challenges. They need more than appropriate curricula, programs, facilities, and resources. Educating college students well requires a concern for and commitment to a holistic vision of their care.
This volume examines the calling that Christian educators—in both curricular and cocurricular settings—share in relation to the students they serve. Join this unique blend of experienced practitioners and researchers, including Miroslav Volf, Sharon Daloz Parks, and John Foubert, in considering how we can best nurture our students toward health, wholeness, and purpose.
Timothy W. Herrmann is Professor and Graduate Director of the Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Development program at Taylor University (Upland, Indiana). Tim has also served in a variety of other roles, including Dean of Assessment, Associate Professor of Psychology, and Associate Dean of Students. In addition to being a former President of the Association for Christians in Student Development, he is also cofounder and coeditor of Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development. Tim’s publications include A Parent’s Guide to the Christian College: Supporting Your Child’s Mind and Spirit during the College Years (2011), Funding the Future (2012), and A Faith for the Generations: How Collegiate Experience Impacts Faith (2015).
Kirsten D. Riedel serves as a residence director at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Her research interests and work in higher education are focused on understanding connections among institutional culture, purposes, and priorities as well as challenging students to explore questions of meaning, purpose, and calling. She holds a BA from Whitworth University and an MA in higher education and student development from Taylor University. Kirsten was also an editor for the first volume of this monograph series, A Faith for the Generations: How Collegiate Experience Impacts Faith (2015).
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