MEDIA CONTACT: Cyndi McMahon
Office of College Communications
WENHAM, MA-Dr. Michael Guillen, former ABC News science correspondent who appeared regularly on Good Morning America, 20/20, Nightline and World NewsTonight, will be the featured speaker during Commencement exercises at Gordon College on May 13, 2006.
Dr. Guillen is currently president of Spectacular Science Productions and host of Where Did It Come From?-a weekly, primetime series for The History Channel scheduled to debut this summer. He is also the best-selling author of two critically acclaimed books about mathematics, and has written hundreds of articles for distinguished publications, including Science News, Psychology Today, The New York Times and The Washington Post.
In his latest book, Can a Smart Person Believe in God?, he tells of his lifelong attempt to reconcile his scientific career with his religious upbringing. In the book he uses the term SQ, which stands for Spiritual Quotient-the spiritual counterpart to IQ. He believes that only when we use both our IQ and SQ do we perceive ourselves, others and the universe in their full, multidimensional splendor.
Born in East Los Angeles, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA and his Ph.D. in physics, mathematics and astronomy from Cornell University. For eight years he was an award-winning physics instructor at Harvard University. In 2000 he was elected to the renowned Explorers Club. Dr. Guillen lives in the Boston area with his wife and 6-year-old son.
Commencement exercises will begin at 10:00 a.m. on the campus quad.
Gordon College is a Christian college of the liberal arts and sciences on Boston's North Shore. The college offers majors in 36 fields and has graduate programs in education and music education. Leading the way in Christian college merit, Gordon is nationally ranked for its excellence in academics and its role in character building. These achievements recognize Gordon as one of the nation's top Christian colleges.