Dr. Christy D. Moran of Kansas State University will present "Journeying toward a Profession of Authentic Christianity" as the 12th annual Pew Faith and Learning Lecture at HopeCollege on Thursday, Feb. 19, at 11 a.m. in the Maas Center auditorium.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

Moran is an assistant professor of education at Kansas State University, a position she has held since 2005.  She previously taught at the University of Missouri in Kansas City and served at the University of Texas in El Paso as the director of the Student Development Center and assistant dean of students.

Moran specializes in spirituality and religion in higher education, particularly among Christian university students.  She has written on campus ministers and student affairs administrators, religious expression in residence halls, student discipline at religiously-affiliated colleges and universities, and how students form their religious identity.

Moran has an undergraduate degree in psychology from BradleyUniversity and earned her doctorate in higher education from the University of Arizona.  She has held grants from Kansas State University and the University of Missouri, and serves on the editorial boards of the "Journal of College Student Development" and the "NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) Journal."

The Pew Faith and Learning Lecture is sponsored by Hope's Pew College Society Program, which exists to encourage students to pursue careers in college and university teaching as Christian service.  The society, established in 1997, has 40 junior and senior members.

Additional information about the lecture or the society may be obtained by contacting Dr. Marc Baer of the Hope history faculty at baer@hope.edu.

The Maas Center is located at 264 Columbia Ave., on Columbia Avenue at 11th Street.