Dr. Hannah Eagleson is passionate about supporting scientists to explore the crucial questions in their fields and communities. As a program director and content curator, Dr. Eagleson works toward a world where people build deep and respectful dialogue from a wide range of perspectives as they seek the good of their communities together. She serves as Director of the Ithaca Roundtable on Science and Religion project for Chesterton House, a study center affiliated with Cornell’s office of Spirituality and Meaning Making. Dr. Eagleson is also Associate Director of InterVarsity’s Emerging Scholars Network (ESN), which supports over 4000 early career academics to connect their fields, Christian faith, and the common good.
One crucial way people of faith can work for that common good is to make a space for everyone to ask the big questions and learn from each other through dialogue, and Hannah is excited to support that goal through Roundtable conversations in the Ithaca academic community. Dr. Eagleson’s interest in this work began with exploring key texts in the history and philosophy of science for her PhD in Renaissance literature at the University of Delaware, and her MA in liberal arts at St. John’s College, Annapolis. Her recent projects include facilitating a grant to Emerging Scholars Network to support science and faith engagement among emerging adults (18–30), generously provided by the Fuller Seminary STEAM project.
As grant facilitator, Hannah led the launch of a new annual student/early career track at the American Scientific Affiliation (ASA) faith/science conference in 2017, setting a record for student registration in the organization’s entire 76-year history to that point. The early career track is now a key part of the annual ASA conference. Through the grant, Dr. Eagleson also edited a field-tested book designed to facilitate great discussions, Science and Faith: Student Questions Explored (Hendrickson, 2019).
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