Dr. Richard Mouw and Dr. Jeanette Hsieh to Speak at 2016 Commencements at Wheaton College

May 3, 2016

Wheaton College is pleased to announce that Dr. Jeanette Hsieh and Dr. Richard Mouw will address Wheaton College graduates in the May 2016 Commencement ceremonies.

Hsieh will address candidates for master’s and doctoral degrees from the Wheaton College Graduate School at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2016, and Mouw will address candidates for the bachelor’s degree in the arts, sciences, and music education at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, 2016.

A 1966 alumna of the Wheaton College Graduate School, Dr. Jeanette Hsieh is an educator and administrator at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. She is Provost Emerita, Dean of the College and Graduate School Emerita, and Special Assistant to the President for Academic Administration. Hsieh has also served as Executive Vice-President/Provost, Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs, the Susan B. Stover Chair for Leadership in Christian Higher Education, and Professor of Education at Trinity. 

Prior to her work at Trinity, Hsieh was Chair of the Education Department and Associate Professor of Education at Wheaton College and Director of Teacher Education and Associate Professor in Education at Judson University, Elgin, Illinois. She is a former president of The Illinois Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and the Illinois Association for Teacher Education in Private Colleges. Hsieh’s board memberships include her service as a member of the Board of Trustees at Wheaton College since 2000.

Mouw served as president of Fuller Theological Seminary from 1993 through June 2013 and is presently on the Fuller faculty as Professor of Faith and Public Life. Prior to joining Fuller in 1985, he taught for 17 years in the Philosophy Department at Calvin College. Mouw has received several awards for his scholarship, including Princeton Theological Seminary’s 2007 Kuyper Prize for Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Life and the Shalom Award for Interfaith Cooperation from the American Jewish Committee.

Mouw has a broad record of scholarship, service, and interfaith theological conversation. He is the author of 20 books, including Called to the Life of the Mind: Some Advice for Evangelical Scholars (Eerdmans, 2014); Calvinism in the Las Vegas Airport (Zondervan, 2004); and Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil World (InterVarsity Press, 1992). He recently served as president of the Association of Theological Schools.

Video of the graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies, as well as the traditional Baccalaureate Service at 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 8, will be broadcast live at www.wetn.org, where video will also be archived for on-demand viewing.

For more information about Commencement services at Wheaton College, call the Office of Media Relations at 630.752.5015.