This esteemed group of experts listed below are some of the guest speakers at our Third Annual, "It Takes a Family" (ITAF) Student Conference.
The list also gives document links and references which are suggested reading for the conference.
Each of these selections has been recommended by a faculty member and will coincide with their lecture during the conference.
In addition, some biographical information about each faculty member can be found in the link underneath their respective pictures, or name/titles.
The Student Conference Faculty
Mr. Bill Duncan, Attorney at Law
William Duncan is the director of the Marriage Law Foundation, a legal organization whose mission is providing legal resources in defense of marriage as the union of a husband and wife.
For the pre-conference readings on custody law:
Robert A. J. Gagnon is Associate Professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He has a B.A. degree from Dartmouth College, an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary.
"Sexuality" Robert A. J. Gagnon Ph.D; The Oxford Handbook of Evangelical Theology (ed. G. McDermott; New York: Oxford University Press, 2010), 449-64
Robert A. J. Gagnon, Ph.D., Mar. 2009
Robert A. J. Gagnon, Ph.D., Journal of Psychology and Christianity, (2005): 293-303
Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. is the founder and President of the Ruth Institute, a non-profit educational institute promoting lifelong married love at home, at work and in the public square.
“Fathers: In or Out?”, By: Helen Alvare, Ph.D
“Privatizing Marriage is Not the Answer”, By: Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse
“Marriage and the Limit of Contract”, By: Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse
“The Dangerous Rise of Sexual Politics”, By: Steve Baskerville. Ph.D
“Sexual Revolution: Built Upon Sand,” By: Anthony Esolen
W. Bradford Wilcox, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia.
"The Evolution of Divorce" by W. Bradford Wilcox
‘‘Her’’ Marriage after the Revolutions by W. Bradford Wilcox and Steven L. Nock
Institute for American Values
What Makes for Marital Success in Contemporary America
Freda McKissic Bush, M.D., FACOG is a partner with East Lakeland OB-GYN Associates in Jackson, Mississippi, and a Clinical Instructor in the Department of OB-GYN and Department of Family Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center
Frogs, Frags and Friends.
The Hormonal, Emotional, and Physical Impacts of Casual Sex
New science confirms biblical view of sex
HOOKED, New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting Our Children,"
with Joe S McIlhaney, MD (book to be provided to students at the conference)