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Distinguished Presidential Fellows
Lisa Sparks, Ph.D
Lisa Sparks, Ph.D. is the Foster and Mary McGaw Endowed Professor in Behavioral Sciences. She also serves as Head/Director of the Master of Science graduate program in Health and Strategic Communication in the Department of Communication Studies, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Distinguished Presidential Fellow
Elie Wiesel is a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, bestselling author, Holocaust survivor and global leader in human rights advocacy. He visits Chapman University each April. While on campus, Wiesel joins Chapman faculty in a series of conversations exploring topics related to his life’s work.
Paul Davies, Ph.D.
Paul Davies, Ph.D. is a member of the Institute for Quantum Studies at Chapman University. Dr. Davies's research has focused on some of the biggest questions of existence with revolutionary impact, ranging from the origin of the universe to the origin of life, the deep nature of reality, the mysteries of time, and the realm of quantum physics. Over the years his work was awarded him many prizes and honors, including the Templeton Prize.
Steven Gjerstad, Ph.D.
Steven Gjerstad, Ph.D. is a member of Chapman's Economic Science Institute. His research focuses on experimental economics, design of economic mechanisms, general equilibrium theory, time series, economic history, market adjustment processes, financial crises and structural economic change.
Richard Hovannisian, Ph.D.
Richard Hovannisian, Ph.D. is a renowned scholar of Armenian history and the Armenian genocide. He is currently associated with the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education.
Mr. Hovannisian's most recent visit to campus included a talk with Elie Wiesel entitled "Genocide & the Obligation to Remember".
Pico Iyer is a longtime essayist for Time magazine, a frequent contributor to the New York Times and author of 10 books. He visits campus annually to discuss his work and travels.
In his most recent visit to campus, Mr. Iyer explored the idea that many people have multiple places they call home, several lives and even different versions of themselves in a talk entitled "Global Souls: New Selves, Homes and Dreams in the New Millennium".
Joel Kotkin is the director of the Center for Demographics and Policy at Chapman University. The Center hopes to emerge as a major force in research and analysis of global, national and regional demographic trends.
Joel Kotkin is an internationally-recognized authority on global, economic, political and social trends. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed books "The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050" and "The City: A Global History".
Ruebén Martinez is a MacArthur "Genius" Grant award winner for his work encouraging underserved populations to pursue literacy and education. Chapman has partnered with Ruebén to continue these goals through the Libreria Martinez de Chapman University (LMdCU).
LMdCU provides a variety of community outreach programs including storytime, teen mentoring, parent education information and author talks.
Andrew Carroll is the director of the Center for American War Letters at Chapman. The Center is home to a unique and extensive manuscript collection of previously unpublished war letters from every American conflict, beginning with handwritten missives composed during the Revolutionary War and continuing up to emails sent from Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Center will continue to collect and preserve these pieces of history and share them with the world through exhibits, performances and teaching materials.
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