Advisory Committee

Center for Research on K-12 Adventist Education (CRAE)

The CognitiveGenesis project is overseen by the Center for Research on K-12 Adventist Education at La Sierra University. For more information about the other projects the center is involved in, please visit: www.lasierra.edu/crae

The following people were selected to oversee and direct the CognitiveGenesis project and to represent the diversity of the Adventist education system and church. They also provide the project with various areas of expertise from: Teaching, Curriculum, Social-Cultural Perspectives, Research and Statistics.

Research Team

Robert J. Cruise, Ph.D., CognitiveGenesis Research Team, La Sierra University
Elissa Kido, Ed.D., Project Director, La Sierra University
Jerome Thayer, Ph.D., Director of Center of Statistical Services, Andrews University

CognitiveGenesis Executive Committee

Larry Blackmer, M.A., Vice-President, North American Division
Hamlet Canosa, Ed.D., Vice President of Education, Columbia Union Conference
Robert J. Cruise, Ph.D., CognitiveGenesis Research Team, La Sierra University
Elissa Kido, Ed.D., Project Director, La Sierra University

CognitiveGenesis Advisory Committee

Larry Blackmer, M.A., Vice-President, North American Division
Kelly Bock, Ed.D., Director of Education, Pacific Union Conference
Kathy Bollinger, M.Ed., Associate Professor of Education, Union College
Ian Bothwell, Ed.D., Professor of Education, Atlantic Union College
Paul Brantley, Ed.D., Assistant Vice President, Florida Hospital
Hamlet Canosa, Ed.D., Vice President of Education, Columbia Union Conference
Robert J. Cruise, Ph.D., CognitiveGenesis Research Team, La Sierra University
Debra Fryson, M.A., Associate Director of Education, Southern Union Conference
Bailey Gillespie, Ph.D., Director, Hancock Center for Youth/Family Ministry
Edwin Hernandez, Ph.D., Professor, University of Notre Dame
Elissa Kido, Ed.D., Project Director, La Sierra University
Linda Koh, Ed.D., Director of Children’s Ministries, General Conference
Charles McKinstry, J.D., Director, Trust Services, Southeastern California Conference
Jose Vicente Rojas, M.A., Director, Volunteer/Young Adult Ministries, General Conference
Ella Simmons, Ph.D., Vice President, General Conference
Jerome Thayer, Ph.D., Director of Center of Statistical Services, Andrews University