Visiting Scholars provide input to the Trust in their program area of expertise. They also host gatherings in their region among colleagues who are in similar sectors. Visiting Scholars help the Trust and its constituents think about how their sector can contribute to building healthy and vibrant communities.
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Henry joins us to work on a variety of special investment and finance projects. He holds an MBA from Yale School of Management and was most recently a partner in an investment management firm.
Michael McGill holds a BA in Communications, an MA in Counseling, and is a PhD candidate at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is researching how to better engage young people in peace, justice, and change processes. He has invested time in 40 countries and started The Asha Forum, which helps coordinate and expand the global Christian response to human trafficking and child sexual exploitation. He currently serves as Sr. Partner of Children and Youth at Breakthrough Partners, and as the founder and director of Just Children. Michael has special interest in programs, projects, and organizations that engage in capacity building of international leadership. He will serve as visiting scholar at the Trust from May 1 – Sept. 1.
Mr. McGill states, “Overcoming big issues like human trafficking, poverty, civil war, natural disaster recovery, displaced people, and so many other issues requires effective partnerships in a dynamic and interconnected world. Such partnerships do not easily come together nor stay together. There are sets of factors that work against a partnership in each stage of its development and practices that can be implemented to overcome those obstacles. There is much to learn about how to explore, develop and sustain effective partnerships. Identifying, mentoring, and promoting the development of such skill sets are critical for the future. They can be applied in a variety of settings and help save time, money, energy and achieve things that are only possible when we work together. I am eager to continue my research and contribute in any way I can to the work of the Trust and its constituencies.”
Dr. Steven Mayer (September 2009 - May 2010)
Dr. Steven Mayer, Associate Professor and Chair of the Chemistry Department at the University of Portland, served as Visiting Scholar with the Trust during the 2009-2010 academic year. Dr. Mayer has a Ph.D. in physical chemistry and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Washington. He is a research grant recipient from the National Science Foundation, the American Chemical Society, and the Murdock College Science Research Program.
During his time as a Visiting Scholar, Dr. Mayer established a dialogue with industry leaders, educators, philanthropic leaders, and legislative leaders to impact STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education through innovative pedagogical programs at predominantly undergraduate institutions. He also assisted the Trust in providing an audit of innovative foundation efforts in science education.
To contact Dr. Mayer, he may be reached at email@example.com.