Jonathan Lea '09
Program Manager & Research Assistant
Jonathan Lea is a full-time research assistant and 2009 graduate of Princeton University from Wichita Falls, TX. While at Princeton, Jonathan majored in Economics. He also served as a Residential College Advisor for Butler College from 2007-2009. In his spare time, Jonathan is actively involved at the Eden Institute, an organization that serves the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Jonathan also enjoys reading a good book and playing golf.
David Fernandez '05
Program Manager & Research Assistant
David Fernandez is a 2005 graduate of Princeton University from Miami, FL. David also holds a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. At Princeton he majored in Economics with certificates in Finance and Spanish and Portuguese Languages. After Princeton, David worked for three years at The Walt Disney Company in the Corporate Treasury department. In his spare time David enjoys cooking with his wife, reading good books, and daydreaming about future travels.
Dr. Timothy Ewest
Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Wartburg College and Visiting Research Collaborator
Dr. Ewest has worked in higher education for the last 11 years teaching entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, economic development, nonprofit management, economics and organizational theory. His research interests include: issues surrounding faith and work, leadership and pro-social behavior and leadership in social entrepreneurship. He has published numerous journal articles, conference presentations, and contributed to two leadership books. In addition to his duties at Wartburg, he is currently working as a Visiting Research Collaborator with David Miller at Princeton on the Spirituality at Work Integration/Manifestation instrument.
His prior work experience includes: 9 years of ministry, 11 years in higher education and 5 years in corporate America. Currently he lives in Waverly, IA, teaching and conducting research at Wartburg College. His international travel focuses on China. Dr. Ewest holds a Masters Degree in Theology from Wheaton College, a Masters degree in Theology from Regent University, an M.B.A. from George Fox University, is an ordained minister in the Christian and Missionary Alliance, and holds a Ph.D. in organizational theory from George Fox University.
Dr. Faith Ngunjiri
Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership
Dr Ngunjiri, a native of Kenya, has lived in the US since 2003. She has a doctorate in Leadership Studies from Bowling Green State University (2006), and has worked at Eastern University since mid 2008. She teaches graduate courses in research methods, leadership theory, spirituality and leadership, and global leadership. Prior to Eastern University, Faith served with David Miller at Yale Center for Faith and Culture, in the Ethics and Spirituality in the Workplace program.
She is interested in the intersections of faith/spirituality and work/leadership as a research focus. One of her primary research interest is women and leadership where she explores African women leaders, African American clergywomen, and minority women leaders in higher education using tempered radicalism, servant leadership and spirituality as conceptual frameworks. She is also interested in studying women as global leaders. Her work has been published in Journal of Research Practice; Journal of Business Communication; Jenda: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies; International and Intercultural Communication Annual; and Gendered Perspectives in International Development. Her first book titled Women’s Spiritual Leadership in Africa: Tempered Radicals and Critical Servant Leaders was published by Suny Press (2010).
Brenda Bertrand is a 2002 graduate of the University of Texas where she earned a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Communication. Originally from the Virgin Islands, she brings an eclectic career background to her work at the FAW initiative. Previous experience include consulting (Booz Allen Hamilton, Franklin Covey and Growing Leaders), a political appointment in the executive branch in Washington, D.C. and chaplaincy at a top 10 university. In her spare time, Brenda enjoys traveling and sampling international cuisine. These days she spends her days and nights reading theology and writing papers as a full time graduate student at Princeton Seminary.