Education in Crisis:

Education in Crisis: Moderators & Panelists

National Conversations is pleased to have had the following participants at Education in Crisis.

Moderators

Jay Hein
Pres. Sagamore Institute; Former Dir. of White House OFBCI and Deputy Assisstant to President George W. Bush
Facilitator, Q & A sessions, Moderator of Sagamore Institute’s Reception
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Scott Jaschik
Founder & Editor, Inside Higher Ed; former Editor of Chronicle of Higher Ed
Moderator of Broadcast, “Crisis in Education” & Response Panel 
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Jerry Pattengale
Author of
Why I Teach & The Purpose-Guided Student (McGraw-Hill, 2009, 2010); Co-Author, Helping Sophomores Succeed (Jossey-Bass, 2010); Executive director of National Conversations, Ass’t Provost-Indiana Wesleyan University
Moderator, Authors’ Panel
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Panelists

Alen Bjerga
President of the National Press Club; journalist at
Bloomberg News; awards from the Overseas Press Club, the New York Press Club, the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and the North American Agricultural Journalists
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Tim Elmore
Author of
Generation iY (2010), President of Growing Leaders
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Mark Galli
Senior Managing Editor of
Christianity Today
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Phil Gardner
Dir. of Collegiate Employment Research Institute, Michigan State University
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Michael Gerson
Journalist for
The Washington Post, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Global Engagement's Center on Faith & International Affairs; former Presidential speech writer and policy adviser (2000-2006); former senior editor for U.S. News & World Report
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Holiday Hart McKiernan
Vice President, Operations, and Gen. Counsel, The Lumina Foundation
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Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen
Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen’s forthcoming book is entitled
The New Soul of the American University, co-authored with Douglas Jacobsen. They also wrote Scholarship and Christian Faith: Enlarging the Conversation (Oxford, 2004) and co-edited The American University in a Postsecular Age (Oxford, 2008).
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Jeremie Kubicek
CEO of GiANT Impact, author of forthcoming book,
True Influence (Simon and Schuster)
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Gail Mellow
President, LaGuardia Community College, “The World’s Community College,” on national PBS debate--financing higher ed
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Naomi Schaefer Riley
Author of
God on the Quad (St. Martin’s, 2005), is a former editor at the Wall Street Journal, contributor toWashington Post, Boston Globe, New York Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, and Books & Culture. Her book The Faculty Lounges and Other Reasons You Won't Get the Higher Education You Pay For will be published by Rowman and Littlefield in the spring.
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Deborah Santiago
Co-founder and VP of Excelencia in Education, former analyst at the Congressional Research Service and the U.S. Department of Education; author, “The Condition of Latinos in Education” (
Change, 2003) “How Hispanics Pay for College” (IHEP, 2005); Student Aversion to Borrowing: Who Borrows and Who Doesn't (Institute for Higher Education Policy and Excelencia in Education, 2008).
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Mark C. Taylor
Author of
Crisis on Campus (Knopf—NYT sensational response); chair of department of religion, Columbia University
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Lindsay Waters
Author of
Enemies of Promise (Prickly Paradigm Press, 2004), Executive Editor of Harvard University Press, Humanities
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John Wilson
Editor of
Books & Culture and author and contributor to a wide variety of publications
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David Wright
Provost, Indiana Wesleyan University, founder of National Conversations
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