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The second guest speaker is Dr. Michael Bozack, Physics professor at Auburn University since 1989. He has won several teaching excellence awards including AU Outstanding Professor Award and AU Alumni Teaching Excellence Award. He teaches the popular Mythbusters Physics course at Auburn and has authored "Street-Smart Advice to Christian College Students: From a Professor’s Point of View". He has published over 200 professional papers and leads the the AU Surface Science Laboratory and is a founding member of the Center for Advanced Vehicle and Extreme Environment Electronics (CAVE3), a national science foundation facility. He also earned a M.A. in Theology from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary and for several years he taught a weekly singles adult Sunday School class at First Baptist Church, Atlanta, home of In Touch Ministries and Charles Stanley.
The third guest speaker is Travis C. Barham. He serves as legal counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, where he plays a key role with the ADF Center for Academic Freedom.
Since joining Alliance Defending Freedom in 2006, Barham has focused his legal efforts on preserving and reclaiming religious freedom and freedom of speech for students and faculty at universities throughout the country. His work has been instrumental in securing several strategic appellate court victories. For example, in Adams v. Trustees of the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled that public universities cannot discriminate or retaliate against Christian and conservative professors in promotion decisions. In Badger Catholic v. Walsh, the 7th Circuit ensured that public universities must grant religious student organizations equal access when distributing student activity fee funding. And in DeJohn v. Temple University, the 3rd Circuit eliminated an unconstitutional speech code that restricted Christian and conservative students from speaking freely on campus.
Barham earned his J.D. in 2006 from Washington and Lee University School of Law, where he graduated summa cum laude. Before graduating from law school, he completed the Alliance Defending Freedom leadership development program to become a Blackstone Fellow in 2004. He is a member of the bars of the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 4th, 7th, and 11th Circuits; and in the states of Georgia and Arizona. He is also admitted to federal district courts in Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
Conference Times : 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm on Friday, February 23rd and 9:00 am - 4:00 pm on Saturday, February 24th