Keynote Speakers

Jean Twenge, San Diego State University

2013 Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values Keynote Speaker
Professional Title: Professor of Psychology
Books: The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement (co-authored with W. Keith Campbell) Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled — and More Miserable Than Ever Before The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant

Spencer Ton, Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship

2012 Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values Keynote Speaker

In the role of Assistant Director of the Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Spencer Ton is responsible for the management of the Center’s student and sustainability initiatives which include the Ambassador Corps Fellowship Program, Integrated Development Group, Certificate Program in Social Entrepreneurship, and global development projects, among many others at the University of the Pacific

Jessica Jackley, CEO and Co-Founder

2012 Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values Keynote Speaker

Jessica Jackley is a co-founder of Kiva.org, the world’s first peer-to-peer online microlending website. Named as one of the top ideas in 2006 by the New York Times Magazineand called “revolutionary” by the BBC, Kiva (www.kiva.org) lets internet users lend as little as $25 to specific developing world entrepreneurs, providing affordable capital to help them start or expand a small business. Kiva has been one of the fastest-growing social benefit websites in history, and since its founding in 2005, has loaned over $100M from lenders to entrepreneurs across 182 countries.

Reflections from Eboo Patel, Interfaith Youth Core

2012 Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values Keynote Speaker

Eboo Patel is author of Acts of Faith and a regular contributor to the Washington Post, USA Today, and CNN.  He served on President Obama’s inaugural Advisory Council of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and holds a doctorate in the sociology of religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship.

Title: President and Founder Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC)

Dafina Stewart, Bowling Green State University

2011 Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values Panelist

Stewart’s research interests include the experiences of and outcomes for students of color in higher education environments; identity intersectionality; and spiritual development, religious/secular pluralism, and interfaith cooperation in higher education.

Professional Title: Associate Professor in Higher Education and Student Affairs

Institution: Bowling Green State University