UA Christian Faculty/Staff Fellowship - Speaker's Bureau

Have you ever wanted to present to your group timely topics which are both scientifically up-to-date and a positive testimony for the Christian faith? Perhaps we can help.

The University of Alabama Christian Faculty Fellowship (CFSF) has formed a Speaker's Bureau of credentialed experts who have found credible scientific support for their Christian faith. And the CFSF is pleased to provide this service at no charge! (Any offering you wish to make should be directed to the CFSF to help support our efforts to present the gospel to students, staff, and faculty at the University of Alabama.) The faculty who have agreed to serve in this capacity would welcome the opportunity to share how their Christian faith is supported within their own profession.

Below is a brief sketch for the various speakers as well as topics which they can address. Please feel free to contact these individuals to schedule. Please direct any questions to Robert Brooks, 226 Alston Hall, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487; (205) 348-8987 (work) (205) 752-3818 (home office).

Dr. Phillip Bishop, Ed.D.,(205) 348-8370, Associate Professor and Director of the Human Performance Lab, 200 Moore Hall, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487.

Biographical Sketch: Physiology professor with over 100 published articles and abstracts and is consultant for NASA, the U.S. Army, and the U.S. Air Force.

  • Evidence of God in Human Physiology
  • Integration of Science and Christianity
  • Man in Space - The Physiology of Humans in Microgravity
  • Of Pandas and People-A Review of the Darwinian Evolution Debate
  • Gender Differences in Physical Performance
  • How to Make Better Grades and Have More Fun
  • Christianity on the Campus of the Public University - A Review of the 11th Federal Circuit Court Case involving Dr. Bishop

    Dr. Robert Brooks, Ph.D., CFA, (205) 348-8987, Board of Visitors Research Fellow in Finance, 226 Alston Hall, Box 870224, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0224.

    Biographical Sketch: Finance professor specializing in investing with over 30 published articles and President of Financial Risk Management, Inc., a derivatives consulting firm.

  • God's Word and American Money
  • Personal Money Management Based on Biblical Principles
  • Debt-Free Living: Is It Really Biblical?
  • What to Expect as a Christian
  • Christian Virtue and Finance

    Dr. James Peery Cover, Ph.D., (205) 348-8977, Associate Professor of Economics, 271 Alston Hall, Box 870224, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0224.

    Biographical Sketch: Economics professor whose formal research specializes in the effect of monetary policy on unemployment and inflation. Winner of the 1988 Georgescu-Roegn prize for best article in the Southern Economic Journal. Has written newspaper columns on economic policy and the importance of individual liberty.

  • Does Economic Policy Have Anything to do With Declining Moral Standards?
  • Should a Conservative Christian Favor a Small Government?
  • Is Dissatisfaction With Public Schools Inevitable?
  • Should a Conservative Christian Favor School Choice?

    Dr. William C. Keel, Ph.D.,(205) 348-1641, Professor of Astronomy, 206 Gallalee Hall, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487.

    Biographical Sketch: Astronomer and astrophysicist. Has worked with many of the world's most powerful optical and radio telescopes, and satellite observatories such as the Hubble Space Telescope. Specializes in galaxies, their history, and their interactions.

  • An Astronomer Looks at Genesis
  • Life in the Universe - Are We Alone and Does It Matter?

    Dr. Michael D. Picone, Ph.D., (205) 348-8473, Professor of French and Linguistics, Box 870246, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0246.

    Biographical Sketch: Dr. Picone holds a doctorate in Linguistics from the University of Paris and a graduate degree in Theology. During his nine-year stay in Paris, he was actively engaged in Christian outreach to secularists, Muslims, religionists and others across cultures. He has a keen interest in apologetics and culture-based impediments to understanding and proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ.

  • Christ and Culture
  • What is the Gospel of Reconciliation?
  • Conscience and Faith: How do They Inform Each Other?
  • The Power of Language
  • Is God a Republican?

    Dr. David Campbell, Ph.D., (205) 348-0380, Biodiversity and Systematics,Department of Biological Sciences, Box 870345, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0345.

    Biographical Sketch: I have a PhD in paleobiology and postdoctoral experience in molecular systematics. I am currently serving as newsletter editor for the Affiliation of Christian Geologists.

  • Understanding Science as a Christian Calling
  • Creation and Evolution
    Last changes: 4/2007