Geneva College will kick off its annual Colloquia series with Dr. Tim Clydesdale, author of The First Year out: Understanding American Teens after High School. Clydesdale will speak at 7 p.m. on September 14 and 15 in Skye Lounge, which is on the upper level of the Geneva College Student Center. The talk is free and open to the public.
Clydesdale is a professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the College of New Jersey. He specializes in youth, religion, American culture and higher education and is an avid debater on the issue of affirmative action. Clydesdale is currently in the midst of a four-year project called “The Life and Vocation of American Youth Project: A National Evaluation of PTEV's Impact on Students and their Mentors." Funded by Lilly Endowment, Inc., the project studies the vocational attitudes of American college students. Clydesdale plans to write two books based on his findings.
Clydesdale received his B.A. in sociology and biblical studies from Wheaton College and earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University.
Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College’s philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).
In the past four years, on average, 90% of Geneva students are working or in grad school within six months after graduation.