Presentations, Consultations and Publications

Professional Conference & Meeting Presentations

  • "Kingdom Proclamation: Implications for Campus Leaders." Student Congress on Racial Reconciliation (SCORR) 2013 Conference, Biola University, La Mirada, CA, February 22-23, 2013. Role: Luncheon Speaker.
  • "The Changing Face of Leadership: A Report on the Multi-Ethnic Leadership Development Institute." The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities 2011 Conference on Changing Faces: Cultural Competency, Diversity, and Reconciliation, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL, September 25-26, 2011. Role: Co-Plenary Address Presenter
  • "The Assessment Outlook." The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities 2011 Conference on Changing Faces: Cultural Competency, Diversity, and Reconciliation, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL, September 25-26, 2011. Role: Co-Plenary Address Presenter
  • "The Multi-Ethnic Leadership Development Institute." The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, Cedar Springs Christian Retreat Center, Sumas, WA, June 20-24, 2011. Role: Co-founder and Resource Leader
  • "Leading for Shalom." Educating for Shalom: Conference on Christianity, Culture, and Diversity in America, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, November 5-7, 2010. Role: Plenary Address Presenter
  • "The State of Diversity in Christian Higher Education – Assumptions, Strategies, and the Spirit." Glorifying God through Biblical Unity within Diversity: Faith and Thought Lecture Series. Northwestern College, St. Paul, MN, October 5, 2010. Role: Featured Speaker
  • "Leadership for Critical Breakthroughs in Campus Ethnic Diversity." Fourth International Forum on Christian Higher Education. Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, Atlanta, GA, February 24-26, 2010. Role: Co-Presenter
  • "Latinos and Christian Higher Education: Current Needs & Future Opportunities in the Recruitment and Retention of Latino Students." Fourth International Forum on Christian Higher Education, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, Atlanta, GA, February 24-26, 2010. Role: Co-Presenter
  • "Are You Engaged? Reconciliation Day." Bethel University, Minneapolis, MN, October 12, 2009. Role: Featured Chapel and Luncheon Speaker, Panel Discussant
  • "In Search of Shalom: Educational Leadership for Peace, Justice, and Reconciliation." Envisioning the Future. Christians on Diversity in the Academy. Annual National Conference, Monrovia, CA, March 25-27, 2009. Role: Plenary Address
  • "Reconciliation Theology." CCCU Annual Campus Pastors' Meeting, Rancho Capistrano Retreat Center, San Juan Capistrano, CA, February 4, 2009. Role: Co-Presenter
  • "A Meta-Analysis of Diversity in the CCCU." Conference on Christianity, Culture, and Diversity in America, Huntington University, Huntington, IN, November 14-16, 2008. Role: Session Presenter
  • "The Changing Face of Leadership." Leadership Development Institute, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, Farmington, MN, June 2-8, 2008. Role: Session Presenter and Resource Leader
  • "Impacting Access Via Institutional Change: A Case for Discussion." Enhancing Ethnic Diversity in Theological Education, Consultation A: Dismantling Institutional Racism and White Privilege. The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh, PA, March 9-11, 2007. Role: Presenter
  • "Putting Feet to Our Diversity Efforts." CCCU-Leadership Development Institute (LDI), Sumas, WA, June 12-17, 2006. Role: Presenter
  • "Latino Access to College." Hispanic Pastors' Conference, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, La Mirada, CA, April 29, 2006. Role: Co-presenter
  • "Diversity--From Multiculturalism to Intercultural Competencies: A Decade of Progress in the CCCU." Significant Voices: 2006 International Forum on Christian Higher Education, Dallas, TX, April 1, 2006. Role: Co-presenter
  • "Assessing Campus Diversity." The President’s Symposium on Intercultural Competencies, Significant Voices: 2006 International Forum on Christian Higher Education, Dallas, TX, March 30, 2006. Role: Presenter
  • "From Multiculturalism to Intercultural Competency: Transitions, Trends, or Life Transformation?" The Conference on Christianity, Culture and Diversity in America, Tulsa, OK. November 10-12, 2005. Role: Plenary Address
  • "Diversity in Christian Higher Education: Define and Conquer!"  CCCU Regional Colloquium on Diversity, John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR, October 30, 2004. Role: Plenary Address
  • "Using the Diversity Audit to Assess and Address Campus Climate." Presidents’ Symposium on Advancing Intercultural Competencies, Union University, Jackson, TN, April 22-24, 2004. Role: Plenary Address
  • "Diversity and Christian School Education." The Annual Regional Conference of the Association of Christian Schools International, Anaheim, CA, November 2003. Role: Presenter
  • "Biblical Principles and Values for Fathers." Fifth Annual International Fatherhood Conference, Garden Grove, CA, May 26, 2003. Role: Co-presenter
  • "Campus Climate for Ethnic Minority Students in Christian Higher Education." Presidents’ Symposium on Advancing Intercultural Competencies. Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, March 27-29, 2003. Role: Presenter
  • "Multicultural Issues in the Reading Classroom." 77th Annual Claremont Reading Conference, Claremont, CA, March 21, 2003. Role: Presenter
  • "Race at an Evangelical College: An In-depth Case Study." 2002 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Salt Lake City, UT, November 1, 2002. Role: Co-Presenter

General Speaking & Presentations

  • "Perspectives in Latino Faith: Voices from the Community." Perspectives in Latino Faith Chapel Series, All University Chapel, Biola University, La Mirada, CA, September 30, 2011.
  • "Mature Interpersonal Relationships." All University Chapel, Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, CA, September 21, 2011.
  • Convocation Chapel and Honors Forum Speaker, San Diego Christian College, El Cajon, CA, September 19, 2011.
  • "Neither Jew Nor Greek." All University Chapel, Biola University, La Mirada, CA, May 4, 2011.
  • Commencement Address, School of Professional Studies, Biola University, La Mirada, CA, December 17, 2010.
  • "In Praise of Shalom." Community Lecture and Chapel Presentation, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL, November 3, 2010.
  • "Picture This: Love, Justice, and Jesus." All University Chapel and Lecture Series, Biola University, La Mirada, CA, April 2010.
  • "Theology of Diversity and Community Dialogue." Faculty In-Service, Huntington University, Huntington, IN, August 25, 2009.
  • "Educating for Unity: The Convergence of Race, Art, and Theology at Biola University." School of Arts and Sciences Faculty Series, Biola University, La Mirada, CA, April 2009.
  • "Diversity in Christian Higher Education." Faculty In-Service, George Fox University, Newberg, OR, October 28-29, 2008
  • "One Flock, Many Folds." Sermon, SaRang Community Church, Anaheim, CA, July 27, 2008
  • "Diversity - From Multiculturalism to Intercultural Competencies: A Decade of Progress in the CCCU." Fall Faculty In-Service, Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, PA, August 22, 2007
  • "Shepherding the Latino Church." Talbot School of Theology Chapel, Biola University, La Mirada, CA, November 7, 2006
  • "God Still Uses the Natural to Accomplish the Supernatural." All University Chapel, Biola University, La Mirada, CA, November 6, 2006
  • "Latino Males and Higher Education." Long Beach City College Guidance Counselor’s Staff Retreat. Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA, May 9, 2006
  • City of Brea Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, Brea, CA, April 26, 2006
  • "The Biblical Foundations of Diversity." Faculty In-Service, Crown College, St. Bonifacius, MN, February 27-28, 2006
  • "One Flock, Many Folds."  All University Chapel, Biola University, La Mirada, CA, November 14, 2005
  • Commencement Address, Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA, May 2005
  • Spring Convocation Chapel, Biola University, La Mirada, CA, January 31, 2005
  • All University Chapel, Biola University, La Mirada, CA, June 15, 2004
  • "Christians & Education." All University Chapel, Biola University, La Mirada, CA, October 31, 2001
  • Presentation/Discussion on Diversity Research in Christian Higher Education. Academic Dean’s Roundtable, Biola University, La Mirada, CA, April 2002

Consultations, Audits & Services

  • Multi-Ethnic Leadership Development Institute, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, Sumas, Washington, June 20-24, 2011, Co-founder and Resource Leader.
  • Diversity Consultation, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, Commission for Advancing Intercultural Competencies, Washington, DC, November 19, 2010.
  • Diversity Audit, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL, November 2-4, 2010.
  • Diversity Audit, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marian, IN, April 7-9, 2010.
  • Diversity Consultation, Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, CA, 2010.
  • Diversity Audit, Northwestern College, Saint Paul, MN, February 25-29, 2009.
  • Diversity Audit, Huntington University, Huntington, IN, October 23-25, 2007.
  • Intercultural Programs Review, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA, January 10-12, 2007.
  • Diversity Consultation, Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, CA, 2005.
  • Diversity Audit, Grace College and Seminary, Winona Lake, IL, November 2003.
  • Diversity Consultation and Speaking, Greenville College, Greenville, IL, February 25-28, 2003.
  • Diversity Consultation, Gordon College, Wenham, MA, January 14-16, 2003.
  • Commission Member, Commission for Advancing Intercultural Competencies, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC, 2002-2004.
  • Accreditation Team Member, The Association of Christian Schools International, Calvary Chapel Christian Schools, Murrieta Hot Springs, CA, March 2002.
  • Preparing for Cultural Diversity in Christian Higher Education, All University In-Service, Hope International University, Fullerton, CA, November 2001.
  • Racial Reconciliation, The Council for Christian Colleges and University, Leesburg, VA, July 2001.

Research

Pete participated in the following research projects as the principal investigator, co-investigator, teaching assistant, or research assistant:

  • 2008-2009 - Biola University Cultural Attitudes and Climate Study. Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Biola University.   
  • 2002-2003 - Ethnic Diversity in Religious Organizations, Louisville Foundation Grant, $45,000, Role: Co-investigator with Dr. Brad Christerson, Biola University, and Dr. Michael O. Emerson, Rice University.
  • 2001-2002 - Diversity In Christian Higher Education, an institutional study commissioned by the Office of the Provost, Biola University. Role: Principal Investigator, Biola University.
  • 1998-1999 - Student Interest In Urban School Teaching: Beyond Conceptualization Toward Application, Biola University, Faculty Research and Development Grant. Role: Principal Investigator.
  • 1997-1998 - Sustaining Student Interest In Urban School Teaching, Biola University, Faculty Research and Development Grant. Role: Principal Investigator.
  • 1995-1997 - Using New Information Technologies In The Creation Of Sustainable After-School Literacy Activities: From Invention To Maximizing The Potential, Principal Investigator, Dr. Michael Cole, University of California, San Diego; Role: Research Assistant and Member of Language and Culture Research Team, - Dr. Robert Rueda and Pete Menjares, University of Southern California, Luis Moll, University of Arizona, and Margaret Gallegos and Mark Camras, University of California, San Diego.
  • 1994-1995 - OERI National Center for Cultural Diversity and Second Language Learning at the University of California at Santa Cruz - Assessment and Responsivity: A Study of One Community of Practice, The University of Southern California, Dr. Robert Rueda and Erminda Garcia, Principal Investigators. Role: Research Assistant.
  • 1993-1994 - Educators' Judgments and Uses of Portfolio and Traditional Literacy Assessment Data with Language Minority Students, The University of Southern California, Dr. Robert Rueda and Erminda Garcia, Principal Investigators. Role: Research Assistant.
  • 1992-1993 - California New Teacher Project: Project Support, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Dr. Robbe Henderson, Principal Investigator. Role: Teaching Assistant.

Papers & Publications

  • Taylor, D., Van Zandt, C. & Menjares, P. (2013). "Developing Culturally Competent Faculty: A Cognitive, Affective, and Spiritual Model." Christian Higher Education, 12:1-2, 110-121.
  • Menjares, P. C. (2010). "Is There A Biblical Basis for Encouraging Diversity?" Unity in Christ Magazine.
  • Menjares, P. C., Curtis. E., Jenson, M, Jung, J., Pennoyer, D., & Shin, B. (2009). "Statement of Theological Imperatives for Diversity." Paper commissioned by the Office of the President, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.
  • Menjares, P. C. (2009). "Urban Engagement: Summary and Recommendations." Institutional Report, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.
  • Menjares, P. C., Bustamante, A., Nicolaides, N., Stephens, A., Tuttle, K., & Weaver, S. (2008). "Final Recommendations: Expanding Access Task Force." Institutional Report, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.
  • Menjares, P. C., & Cunningham, S. (2008). "Intentional Diversity." Paper commissioned by the Office of the President for the Centennial Conversations Project, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.
  • Menjares, P. C. (2006). "The Great Comeback. College Faith" 3: 150 Christian Leaders Share Stories of Faith from Their College Days. Saint Andrews Press.  
  • Menjares, P. C., & Cimbora, D. (2005). "Analytical Essay 3: Engaging Diversity." Educational Effectiveness Review Report, Western Association of Schools and Colleges Reaccreditation Report. Biola University, La Mirada, CA.
  • Christerson, B., & Menjares, P. C. (2004). "Campus Climate and Race At An Evangelical Christian College: An In-Depth Case Study." Unpublished paper.
  • Menjares, P. C. (2004). "Multicultural Issues in the Reading Classroom." In Dreyer, P. H. (Ed.), Renewed Vision: Seventieth Yearbook of the Claremont Reading Conference. Claremont, CA: Claremont Graduate University.
  • Menjares, P. C., Cimbora, D., Malandra, M., O’Quinn, D., Silzer, P., Williams, M., & Yim, D. (2004). "Final Recommendations and Core Competencies for Intercultural Understanding." Institutional Report. Biola University, La Mirada, CA.
  • Menjares, P. C. (2002). "Beyond the Four Fs: Diversity in Christian Education." The Second Annual Salt and Light Educator's Conference Yearbook, April 27, 2002, pp. 49-53.
  • Menjares, P. C. (2002). "Educating the Next Generation of Leaders from Diverse Communities: Opportunities and Challenges for Christian Higher Education." Feature Insert for The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities Newsletter, Spring 2002.
  • Menjares, P. C. (2002). "Quality Math Programs." Christian School Education, 5(4), 10-11.
  • Hetzel, J., & Menjares, P. C. (2001). "Differentiated Learning." Unpublished paper.
  • Menjares, P. C., Rueda, R., & Michael, W. B. (2000). "The Development and Construct Validation of a Spanish Version of an Academic Self-Concept Scale for Middle School Hispanic Students from Families of Low Socioeconomic Levels."  The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 3(1), 53-62.
  • Menjares, P. C. (1999). "Team Games in the Secondary Language Arts Classroom."  In Dreyer, P. H. (Ed.), Strategies for Hope: Sixty-Third Yearbook of the Claremont Reading Conference (pp. 125-136). Claremont, CA: Claremont Graduate University.
  • Menjares, P. C. (1998). "Interrelationships Among Academic Self-Concept, Acculturation and English Proficiency." Published Doctoral Dissertation, University Microfilms International.
  • Dirks, D., Hayward, D., Menjares, P. C., Rae, S., & Sunukjian, D. (1997). Biola University Diversity Statement. Biola University, La Mirada, CA.