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Michael P. Farris
Chairman of the Board Chancellor of Patrick Henry College
Michael P. Farris is Chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association and Chancellor of Patrick Henry College. Since founding HSLDA in 1983, Farris has used his extensive experience in both politics and appellate litigation to defend parental rights and help grow the organization to over 80,000 member families. He is also the founding president and current Chancellor of Patrick Henry College, a Christian institution with the mission of training students through a classical liberal arts curriculum and apprenticeship methodology to impact the world “for Christ and for Liberty.” Farris has written over a dozen books, including three novels, a constitutional law textbook, and works on marriage, parenting, homeschooling, political advocacy, and religious liberty. His daily radio program, Home School Heartbeat, airs on several hundred stations nationwide. In recognition of his work in home education, Education Week has named Farris one of the “Top 100 Faces in Education of the 20th Century.” Heritage Foundation awarded him its Salvatori Award for American Citizenship in 2002. Mike and Vickie Farris live in Purcellville, Virginia, and have 10 children and 10 grandchildren.
Steve Deckard, Ed.D
Dr. Steve Deckard serves as professor of Doctoral Studies in Educational Leadership at Liberty University in Lynchberg, VA. Prior to his position at Liberty, he served as consultant to the Chief Operations Officer and as Academic Dean at the Institute for Creation Research, following stints at Vision International College and University, Trinity Bible College, and The Kings College. He has been listed in the Marquis Who’s Who in America (2000, 2001, 2007, 54-55th and 61st editions) and Marquis Who’s Who in the World (2007 24th edition). Dr. Deckard has authored a multitude of publications and research reports along with many articles for the ICR Impact. He currently resides in Virginia.
Jill White, MS
Jill White has been recognized as a Master Teacher. She currently serves as regional accreditation commissioner for ACSI and elementary school principal of Christian Heritage Academy, Del City Oklahoma. Her areas of interest are curriculum development, teacher supervision and curriculum coordination. Jill holds a Masters of Science Degree in Curriculum Development and Teacher Supervision from Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA.
Dr. Kevin Anderson, Ph.D
Kevin Anderson obtained his Ph.D. from Kansas State University in microbiology. He was then a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow at the University of Illinois, and later a professor of microbiology at Mississippi State University. As a professor, he taught graduate level molecular genetics classes and served as the major professor for several doctoral and masters students. He later served as a research microbiologist for the United States Department of Agriculture before accepting his current position as Director of the Van Andel Creation Research Center (Chino Valley, AZ). Dr. Anderson has published over 20 papers in technical microbiology journals and has given presentations at numerous national and international scientific meetings. He is also currently the Editor-in-chief of the Creation Research Society Quarterly.