MOVIEGUIDE Founder Continues Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series

July 27, 2012  | 1 min read

A look at the relationship between family values and entertainment in the media fueled the fourth installment of the Graduate School of Education and Psychology’s (GSEP) Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series on May 10. The keynote speaker was Ted Baehr, founder and publisher of MOVIEGUIDE: The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment and chair of the Christian Film & Television Commission ministry.

Baehr is a noted critic, educator, lecturer, and media pundit who has been a featured guest on Oprah, Hannity and Colmes, CNN, ABC, Fox News, MSNBC, and Entertainment Tonight. He discussed his life’s mission— to redeem the values of the media while educating audiences on how to use discernment in selecting their entertainment—and how the audience can similarly turn a life’s purpose into a thriving organization and successful business.

"Dr. Baehr saw a real need for family media and created an organization where his vocation for serving God illustrates a strong passion for our children and their future," notes GSEP dean Margaret Weber.

The GSEP Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series was founded in 2010 to bring leading agents of change to speak to students and community members. Previous presentations featured Lois Lee, founder and president of Children of the Night, and Jerr Boschee, executive director of the Institute for Social entrepreneurs, as well as a panel discussion titled “Doing Well by Doing Good: How to Improve your Bottom Line Through Social Responsibility.”

Watch video clips of previous Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series presentations »