Faith and Science CONFERENCE

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Ph.D. Efraín Velázquez II

Ph.D. Efraín Velázquez II

SETAI President
Biografía

Efraín Velazquez II, has a Master’s Degree (MDiv), and a Ph.D. in Archeology and Old Testament. He has served as colporteur, pastor and teacher. He currently serves as president of the Adventist Theological Seminary of the Inter-American Division (SETAI). Dr. Velázquez has published different articles in the media and academics. His most recent contributions have been in the Ellen G. White Encyclopedia, The Andrews Bible Commentary, and the International Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary. In the mass media, he offers advice on topics from the Near East, archeology and science (Evidence for Hope TV and Science 360 3ABN). His archaeological work has been mainly in Jordan.

Ph.D. Jairo Utate

Ph.D. Jairo Utate

Teacher in the Teaching of Biology
Biografía

Dr. Jairo Utate, graduated from the Dominican Adventist University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education, with a major in Biology. He holds a PhD in Education from the University of Murcia, Spain. He has participated in various courses, seminars and symposiums related to faith and science, one of his favorite topics is the study of the human being from the creationist perspective. His work in higher education has focused on teaching biology, participating in teacher training programs, teaching science didactics classes, and science and religion.

Ph.D. Jorge Torreblanca

Ph.D. Jorge Torreblanca

SETAI Assistant to the President and Professor
Biografía

Dr. Jorge Torreblanca, Doctor of Theology (ISEDET, Buenos Aires, Argentina), has served as district pastor and director of departments in Argentina; Editor and translator at Casa Editora Sudamericana; Professor, Dean of Theology, Director of Research and Postgraduate Studies at the Adventist universities of Bolivia (UAB, Cochabamba), Argentina (UAP, Entre Ríos), Mexico (ULV, Chiapas), and Puerto Rico (UAA, Mayagüez). He is currently the Assistant to the President and professor at the Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary (SETAI). Dr. Torreblanca has taught on several occasions the “Science and Religion” class, has presented papers in international symposiums and published articles related to these topics.

Ph.D. Marco T. Terreros

Ph.D. Marco T. Terreros

SETAI Academic Vice President
Biografía

Dr. Marco T. Terreros holds a Master of Science in Public Health (Loma Linda University), a Master’s in Religion and a PhD in Systematic Theology (Andrews University) with an emphasis on science and religion. He is Director and professor of Theology at the Adventist University of Colombia, his native country. Professor at the ULV, Chiapas, Mexico, and at the UAC, Costa Rica. He is the author of several books on theology and science: Theistic Evolution and its Theological Implications, Science Contradicts Evolution and Creation with a Creator or Blind Evolution?, in addition to many articles. He currently serves as Academic Vice-President of the Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary (SETAI).

Ph.D. Silvia Schimpf Torreblanca

Ph.D. Silvia Schimpf Torreblanca

Professor of Biology
Biografía

Dr. Silvia Schimpf-Torreblanca holds a doctorate in Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Teaching, and a Master’s degree in Science Education and in Supervision and School Administration. She has been teaching Biology for over thirty-five years in Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico and Puerto Rico. She especially enjoys teaching didactics of science. In this area she has trained dozens of professors as they pass through Adventist universities. Concerned about the increase of evolution in school curricula, she has been researching for fifteen years about her influence in Adventist schools in Latin America.

Ph.D. Felix R. Roman

Ph.D. Felix R. Roman

Director of the Division of Environmental Chemistry, Director of the Center for Education and Training in Agricultural and Allied Sciences and Director of the Analytical Laboratory of Food, Soils and Environmental Chemistry
Biografía

Dr. Román graduated from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico in San German (IAUPE-SG) with a BS in 1981. Master’s and Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry in 1986 and 1989 respectively at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Dr. Román is currently a faculty member at the University of Puerto Rico (UPRM). He is currently Director of the Division of Environmental Chemistry, Director of the Center for Education and Training in Agricultural and Allied Sciences (CETARS) and Director of the Analytical Laboratory of Food, Soils and Environmental Chemistry (ALFSEC) located in the Department of Chemistry of UPRM.

PhD. Benjamin Navia

PhD. Benjamin Navia

Associate Professor at Andrews University
Biografía

Dr. Navia (native of Chile), Bachelor of Science from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico. Master of Science in Biological Sciences, Andrews University. Doctor in Biology with an emphasis in neurobiology from Loma Linda University. He is an associate professor of biology at Andrews University. Dr. Navia’s line of research is neurobiology. Dr. Navia has published several articles in which neurophysiological responses of auditory neurons have been described.

Ph.D candidate Erick Mendieta

Ph.D candidate Erick Mendieta

Assistant Professor at the Adventist University of the West Indies
Biografía

Erick Mendieta is an Old Testament doctoral candidate at the University of Andrews and an assistant professor in the Department of Religion at the Adventist University of the West Indies where he teaches the Old Testament courses. His areas of study are the Pentateuch, sapiensal literature, hermeneutics, ethics and the relationship of the Old Testament with the New Testament. He has presented research at several professional Adventist theological meetings on monogamy in Song of Songs, The use of typology in Adventist history, The interpretation of the term Adam and theological implications, The logic didactic of legislation for foreigners in the Pentateuch and Resistance to Inclusion of Aliens in Ezekiel 47: 22,23 in the text of the LXX.

MSc Max Laracuente Bernat

MSc Max Laracuente Bernat

Doctoral Candidate at the University of Missouri Science and Technology
Biografía

He obtained his BS in geology from the Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez. A degree in Civil Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, Master of Science in Engineering and Graduate Certificate in Seismic Geotechnical Engineering and Explosives Engineering at the University of Missouri Science and Technology. Currently, he is a doctoral candidate in Geological Engineering with a concentration in Geophysics, Soils Dynamics and Rocks at the same University. He has worked as a geologist, geotechnical engineer, seismic and environmental engineer. He has directed laboratories and research in soil mechanics and rocks, as well as being a member of the Board of Examiners of Geologists of Puerto Rico.

Ptr. Luis Arturo King

Ptr. Luis Arturo King

President of Northern Mexican Union
Biografía

Pastor Luis Arturo King García was born in Ensenada Baja California. Graduated in the year 1986 of the Degree in Theology at the University of Montemorelos. He began his ministry as a district pastor in the former Northwest Association where he also served as an evangelist, youth director, and secretary. In 1995, he received a call to serve the Lord in the Northern Mexican Union and has served as a youth director for more than 10 years, in addition he served as executive secretary. He currently serves as its president.

Ph.D.  Gamaliel Flórez

Ph.D. Gamaliel Flórez

Director of Education for the Inter-American Division
Biografía

Born in the Republic of Colombia. He has a degree in Theology and Education, Technologist in Business Management, Specialist in University Administration, Master in Arts in Religion and Doctor in Ministry, these last two degrees granted by the University of Andrews. He is a pastor of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He has also served as a teacher at various levels of education, especially the university. Rector, for 16 years, Adventist University of Colombia. He is currently the director of education for the Inter-American Division.

Ph.D. José A. Cardé Serrano

Ph.D. José A. Cardé Serrano

Assistant Professor at the University of Puerto Rico
Biografía

Dr. José A. Cardé Serrano is a native of San Sebastián, PR. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Antillean College, in Mayaguez, PR (1980), a Master’s in Science (1992) and a Ph.D in Philosophy (2006) in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico. He served as a professor of biology at Adventist University for more than 20 years. During the last 10 years, he served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Natural Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico. In addition, he coordinates special scientific activities, such as the Subgraduate Research Symposium, the Conferences on Human Genetics and the Conferences on Developmental Biology, the latter created by him.

Ph.D. John Whitmore

Ph.D. John Whitmore

Professor at Cedarville University
Biografía

He received his PhD in 2003 from Loma Linda University where he studied fossil fish taphonomy in the Green River Formation of Wyoming.  Most recently, he has been studying the origin of the Coconino Sandstone of the Grand Canyon.  Dr. Whitmore serves as Professor of Geology at Cedarville University (Cedarville, Ohio, USA) and is the Editorial Board Chairman for the upcoming 2018 International Conference on Creationism. Dr. Whitmore serves on the board of the Creation Geology Society and is a member of the Creation Research Society and the Geological Society of America (GSA). His publications include many GSA abstracts, journal articles, book chapters, popular articles. He is co-author of The Heavens and the Earth, a college-level earth science textbook.

Ph.D. Keith Snyder

Ph.D. Keith Snyder

Southern Adventist University Teacher
Biografía

Dr. Snyder graduated from Andrews University in 1979 with a B.S. in biology and a M.S. in animal behavior in 1982. His doctorate from Washington State University with a degree in zoology focusing on neurophysiology. In 1986 Dr. Snyder and his wife accepted a teaching position at West Indonesian Union College (UNAI) in Indonesia. He chaired their Biology Department and helped develop a research program for both teachers and students. The time spent there laid the groundwork for the tropical biology class he now teaches through Southern Adventist University. The Snyders returned to the United States in 1995 to begin teaching at Southern.

Ph.D. Matthew McLain

Ph.D. Matthew McLain

Professor at The Master´s University
Biografía

Dr. Matthew McLain received his B.S. in Geology from Cedarville University and his Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from Loma Linda University. He is currently employed at The Master’s University, where he teaches paleontology, geology, and physical science courses. His main research area is vertebrate paleontology, and he has published research in secular and creationist journals.

Ph.D. Elaine Graham K.

Ph.D. Elaine Graham K.

Graduated from University of Southern California, now retired
Biografía

Elaine Graham-Kennedy, PhD (University of Southern California) retired, has long enjoyed studying muds, trace elements and fossils.  She’s researched high energy deposits in the Grand Canyon with Dr. Arthur V. Chadwick and muds/clays/sands associated with dinosaur eggs with Dr. Lee Spencer, Dr. Roberto Biaggi and Prof Carlos Steger. Fossils-especially dinosaurs, trilobites, ammonites-structural components in a wide variety of sedimentary deposits as well as mineral ores still interest her. She and her husband, Dee, are active in the Jay, OK, SDA church, serving as SS teachers for adults and children.  They also have an outreach program for disenfranchised SDAs.

Ph.D. Elie Henry

Ph.D. Elie Henry

Secretary of the Inter-American Division
Biografía

Born in the Republic of Haiti. He earned his first degree in theology at the Universidad Adventista del Plata. He completed his Master and PhD at the Université de Strasbourg, France. The Louvre Museum granted him a scholarship for post graduate studies at the prestigious Ecole Biblique et archéologique Française de Jerusalem, Israel. He became a minister, and later professor and dean of the School of Theology at the Haitian University. Dr. Henry was called to be the Secretary of the Haitian Union, later as President. Subsequently he was called to serve the Inter-American Division as Vice President. Currently, Dr. Henry is the Secretary of the IAD.

Ph.D. Paul Giem

Ph.D. Paul Giem

Professor at Loma Linda University
Biografía

Dr. Paul Giem graduated from Loma Linda University with an M.A. in Religion in 1977 and an M.D. in 1977. He graduated from Union College with a B.A. in Religion with a major in chemistry in 1973. He has worked as an emergency physician, urgent care physician, and hospitalist at various hospitals in southern California. Currently he is teaching Advanced Cardiac Life Support at Loma Linda University. He has published several articles for different journals and authored a book: Scientific Theology, published by La Sierra University Press, and a research project inspired by him has been published in Radiocarbon. Most of his works are available at www.scientifictheology.com

Ph.D. Raúl Esperante

Ph.D. Raúl Esperante

Senior Researcher at the Geoscience Research Institute
Biografía

Dr. Raúl Esperante holds a Bachelor Degree in Biology from the University of Valencia in Spain, and a Doctorate in Biology with emphasis on Paleontology from Loma Linda University, California. He is Senior Researcher at the Geoscience Research Institute and adjunct professor at Loma Linda University. His research includes the study of fossil marine mammals and sediments, sequence stratigraphy, ichnology, and ancient environments recorded in sedimentary rocks in Peru, Spain and Bolivia. He has given lectures at universities and museums in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Australia.

Ph.D. Fernando Dávila G.

Ph.D. Fernando Dávila G.

PhD in Biological Sciences
Biografía

Born in Novelda, Alicante, Spain. He has his his master´s in Theology from SALT (Adventist Theological  Seminary of Latin America), his PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Valencia, Spain. He received a Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Montemorelos, Mexico. He has worked as a teacher in various Spanish-speaking countries: Spain, Argentina, Mexico and Peru. He has participated in several seminars, congresses and conferences of creationism in France, Italy, Russia, Romania, Portugal, Spain, USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Ukraine, Moldova and Chile.

Ph.D. Félix H. Cortez

Ph.D. Félix H. Cortez

Associate Professor and Director of the MA in Religion at Andrews University
Biografía

Félix H. Cortez is Associate Professor of New Testament Literature and Director of the MA in Religion and Seminary Affiliations and Extensions at the SDA Theological Seminary, Andrews University. Cortez holds a PhD in New Testament Studies from Andrews University and a Master’s degree in Modern Literature from Iberoamerican University, in Mexico. Dr. Cortez has contributed to many articles and book chapters in academic publications, study notes on the Andrews Study Bible, the commentary on First Timothy for the forthcoming Andrews One- volume Bible Commentary, and is working on a Commentary for the new Seventh-day Adventist International Bible Commentary.

Ph.D. Ismael Castillo

Ph.D. Ismael Castillo

President of Montemorelos University
Biografía

Ismael Castillo is both a professor and pastor. Since 1987, he has been the president of University of Montemorelos. Pastor Castillo is married to Norka Harper. The have three children and six grandchildren.

Ph.D. Lael Caesar

Ph.D. Lael Caesar

Associate Editor of Adventist Review and Adventist World Magazines
Biografía

Lael Caesar holds a Ph.D. in Hebrew and Semitic Studies from University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin. He’s worked as a pastor and academic. While teaching at the University of Montemorelos, Mexico, and at Andrews University was five times voted Teacher of the Year. Lael now is serving as associate editor of Adventist Review and Adventist World magazines. Lael specializes in biblical wisdom literature and has scores of articles in multiple languages to his credit. He is a member of the General Conference Biblical Research Institute Committee (BRICOM).

Ph.D. Antonio Cremades

Ph.D. Antonio Cremades

Professor in Biological Sciences
Biografía

Born in Novelda, Alicante, Spain. He has his his master´s in Theology from SALT (Adventist Theological  Seminary of Latin America), his PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Valencia, Spain. He received a Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Montemorelos, Mexico. He has worked as a teacher in various Spanish-speaking countries: Spain, Argentina, Mexico and Peru. He has participated in several seminars, congresses and conferences of creationism in France, Italy, Russia, Romania, Portugal, Spain, USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Ukraine, Moldova and Chile.

Ph. D. Ed Zinke

Ph. D. Ed Zinke

ATS Treasurer
Biografía

Edward Zinke, a theologian and businessman, was the son of missionary parents who served in Mexico. Ed has an MDiv and MA from Andrews University and doctoral candidate status at Catholic University of America in systematic theology. He has published various articles and books including the Sabbath School quarterly for the first quarter of 2010 and its accompanying book, “The Certainty of the Second Coming.” He was associate director of the Biblical Research Institute at the General Conference from 1971 to 1986. He served as president of Ann’s House of Nuts, an international food company, until 2008, when he and his wife sold the company. He serves on the Boards of Trustees of Andrews and Oakwood Universities, on the Biblical Research Institute Committee, on the Sabbath School Lesson Committee, the Faith and Science Council, International Board of Ministerial and Theological Education, the advisory committee for the Institute of Archaeology at Southern Adventist University, the operating board of Geoscience Research Institute, the General Conference Executive Committee, and is Vice- Chair of the Ellen G. White Estate. He was co-founder, past president and current treasurer of the Adventist Theological Society. He is also active at Spencerville Adventist Church, teaching an adult Sabbath School class. Ed and His wife Ann have two sons and are the proud grandparents of seven grandchildren.

Ph.D. Ronald Nalin

Ph.D. Ronald Nalin

Associate Scientist at the Geoscience Research Institute
Biografía

Dr. Ronny Nalin (Ph.D. in Earth Sciences, University of Padova) works as Associate Scientist at the Geoscience Research Institute (CA, USA) and is Adjunct Professor of Geology at Loma Linda University. His interests focus on the sedimentology of non-tropical carbonates and sequence stratigraphy of shallow marine deposits. He has published several papers on these subjects on international journals of sedimentary geology. Ronny’s personal quest is to better understand the role faith and science should play in the construction of a biblical worldview.

 

Ph.D. Jim Gibson

Ph.D. Jim Gibson

Director of the Geoscience Research Institute
Biografía

Dr. Jim Gibson is Director of the Geoscience Research Institute, in Loma Linda, California. He has a B.A. and M.A. degrees at Pacific Union College and a PhD from Loma Linda University in 1984, when he joined the Geoscience Research Institute. In 1994, he succeeded Dr. Ariel Roth as Director of the Institute. He and Humberto Rasi co-edited the book, Understanding Creation. He was a co-editor of the book, Entrusted: Christians and Environmental Care, with Steven Dunbar and Humberto Rasi. He was the author of the Sabbath School lessons for first quarter, 2013, and the author of the companion book for the lessons, entitled Origins. He also contributed to the 2014 missionary book, Beyond Imagination.

 

Ph.D. Leonard Brand

Ph.D. Leonard Brand

Professor of Biology and Paleontology
Biografía

Dr. Leonard Brand is Professor of Biology and Paleontology in the Department of Earth and Biological Sciences, at Loma Linda University. He received his PhD at Cornell University in 1970 and has been on the LLU faculty since then. He teaches courses in paleontology, vertebrate biology, and philosophy of science. He has published over 35 scientific research papers and numerous articles in church publications. He has published three books, which have been translated into one or more other languages. His strongest long-term interest has been developing a Bible-centered approach to the integration of faith and science.

Ph.D. Suzanne Phillips

Ph.D. Suzanne Phillips

Chair of the Earth and Biological Sciences Department at Loma Linda University
Biografía

Dr. Suzanne Phillips is the chair of the Earth and Biological Sciences Department at Loma Linda University. She previously served as chair and professor in the Biology Department at Southwestern Adventist University (Texas) for nine years. She received a BS in Biology from Union College in 1998. She graduated from Loma Linda University’s Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Department with a Ph.D. in 2003. She serves on the Faith & Science Council and the Geoscience Research Institute’s board, GRICO.

Ph.D. Arthur V. Chadwick

Ph.D. Arthur V. Chadwick

Professor at Southwestern Adventist University
Biografía

Dr. Chadwick is Research Professor of Geology and Biology at Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, TX. Dr. Chadwick was born in California, where he received his undergraduate education at San Diego State University and La Sierra College. He earned his Ph.D. from University of Miami, followed by additional work in Geology at University of California. Dr. Chadwick is a cofounder of the Earth History Research Center, a global consortium of research scientists focused on issues of origins. He currently serves as Director of the Center. Dr. Chadwick is currently involved in a systematic analysis of the geologic column in the Colorado Basin with Dr. Leonard Brand of Loma Linda University.

Jo Ann Davidson

Jo Ann Davidson

Professor of Teology, Andrews University
Biografía
Jo Ann Davidson teaches in the Andrews University Theological Seminary–the first woman to teach in the Theology department. She earned her Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, IL) since 2000.
Ph.D. Timothy Standish

Ph.D. Timothy Standish

Senior Scientist at Geoscience Research in Loma Linda
Biografía

Dr. Timothy Standish was born in Sydney, Australia. He has a BS degree in zoology with a chemistry minor and an MS degree in Biology from Andrews University in Michigan. At George Mason University, he was awarded a Ph.D. in environmental biology and public policy based on his research into molecular techniques useful for identification and classification of nematode worms. His publications cover topics ranging from the molecular basis of behavior in crickets, to turtle conservation, Intelligent Design and public policy. In addition, he has authored many academic and popular publications dealing with faith and science. Dr. Standish holds the rank of Senior Scientist at the Geoscience Research Institute in Loma Linda, California.

Ph.D. Elias Brasil de Souza

Ph.D. Elias Brasil de Souza

Director of the Biblical Research Institute at the General Conference
Biografia

Serves as director of the Biblical Research Institute at the General Conference world headquarters. He holds a BA and MA in theology from the Latin American Adventist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Old Testament exegesis and theology from Andrews University. His main areas of interest are the sanctuary, hermeneutics, and Hebrew. He has authored, co-authored, and published several academic publications in English and Portuguese.

Ph.D. John Baumgardner

Ph.D. John Baumgardner

Senior Research and Professor of Science Apologetics
Biografía

Has a Ph.D. in geophysics and space physics from UCLA. His Ph.D. research included development of the first software for modeling the 3D flow of rock within a planetary mantle, a program known as TERRA. Between 1997 and 2005 he served on the Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth (RATE) team that documented multiple independent lines of radioisotope evidence that the earth is thousands, not billions, of years old.

He is currently a senior research associate with Logos Research Associates based in Santa Ana, California, and an adjunct professor of science apologetics at Southern California Seminary in San Diego.

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