Apr. 29, 2017
Professor Fisher has over 35 years of experience in media as a faculty member, interim chair, production company owner, and manager of media technology infrastructure.
He pursued a Ph.D. when film was still film, but his program included studies in artificial intelligence, human and technology interface, computer programming, decision making and statistics because he believed some day computers would play a role in media production.
At Biola he has been responsible for the department’s transition from analog to digital and now to cloud based media production. In his classes he has introduced mobile applications, compression and streaming science, digital cinema standards, augmented and virtual reality and many other topics.
As interim chair Professor Fisher is charged with developing the five year plan to expand enrollment, develop new programs offered by Cinema and Media Arts and turn CMA into one of the top film schools.
Professor Fisher is a member of the Broadcast Educators Association and actively involved in the emerging technologies interest division.
Professor Fisher and his wife, Ellie, live in Irvine, California, have five children, and seven treasured grandchildren.
My inner search for the light of life started early in my childhood, and a milestone of that journey was set during the years while I was studying at Brown university at Providence, Rhode Island. Being trapped in spiritual darkness for a long time, I gradually realized that by myself there was no way to escape the inner darkness and I had found no peace within. The promise in John 1:12 became my personal experience when I began to know Jesus Christ through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The place I lived in Providence was just several hundred feet away from the landing place of Rogers William, the founding father of Rhode Island. Rogers William gratefully named the city as providence, and like him I feel grateful to God's providence in the time of my distress.
J. P. Moreland is Distinguished Professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University in La Mirada, California where he has taught for 25 years.He has authored, edited, or contributed papers to ninety-five books, including Does God Exist? (Prometheus), Universals (McGill-Queen’s), Consciousness and the Existence of God (Routledge) and Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology (Blackwell).He has also published over 85 articles in journals such as Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, American Philosophical Quarterly, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, MetaPhilosophy, Philosophia Christi, Religious Studies, and Faith and Philosophy.He has also published 120 articles in magazines and newspapers.