The Secular Academy as a Mission Field: A Panel Discussion

Engage in dialogue with a faculty member, a researcher, and a campus minister regarding missional life in higher education.

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Tom Grosh enjoys sharing the gospel story in the context of higher education and equipping others to do the same in their field. He served on two short-term missions in Jamaica and several spring break urban missions in Pittsburgh. Most of his cross-cultural missions experiences occur digitally as he edits the Emerging Scholars Blog

Kelly lives in Durham, North Carolina (go Duke!), where she is an HIV vaccine researcher. Originally from Hershey, Pennsylvania, she is a graduate of Messiah College. Her cross-cultural experience includes studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain, as well as traveling to Haiti and South Africa. She loves the movies Emma and The Shawshank Redemption

David Vosburg is a molecule-maker who enjoys preparing natural medicines using environmentally friendly methods. He is a Fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation (ASA) and an Associate of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion. David and his wife, Kate, an InterVarsity campus minister, recently published Jesus, Beginnings, and Science to foster conversations on faith and science. Having spent time in Mexico, England, and the Netherlands, he brings a unique, cross-cultural perspective to the academic world. 

A law professor at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, John attended Duke University and is a proud fan of the reigning basketball national champions, the Duke Blue Devils. His influential short-term missions experiences include a trip to Germany with Young Life and an Urban Program with InterVarsity. His favorite movie is The Breakfast Club.

Khalilah attended Nyack College and Alliance Theological Seminary. She now works at Tufts University in Massachusetts and is pursuing a second master’s degree at Lesley University. She has worked with the Thai immigrant community of New York City and has been to Bermuda, Jamaica, Australia, Turkey, and Egypt for missions work.

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