J. Stanley Mattson, Ph.D., Chair
Stan Mattson is Founder and President of the C.S. Lewis Foundation, Redlands, CA and Oxford, England, a work which he began 25 years ago, in 1986. He is responsible for leading the development of all the Foundation’s programs, including Oxbridge (the C.S. Lewis Summer Institute conference series in Oxford and Cambridge, England), the C.S. Lewis Study Centre at The Kilns, the Faculty Forum, and the Foundation’s Regional Conferences and Retreats.
Dr. Mattson holds a B.S. from the State University of New York, an M.S. from the University of Wisconsin, and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, specializing in Intellectual History. He served as the Headmaster for The Master’s School, West Simsbury, CT. Early in his career, Dr. Mattson was a member of the history faculty at Gordon College, MA, and he has also taught at North Carolina State University and, most recently, at the University of Redlands, CA, where he was also Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations.
Gayne J. Anacker, Ph.D.
Gayne Anacker is Vice President for Academic Affairs of the C.S. Lewis Foundation, a position he has held, on a volunteer basis for over 15 years, and on a full-time basis since 2009. He is on leave of absence from California Baptist University, where he is Professor of Philosophy. Prior to his leave of absence, Dr. Anacker served California Baptist University in academic administration, first as Associate Provost, and most recently as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
He began his career as Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA, and subsequently he became Founding President of Community Christian College in Redlands, CA. Dr. Anacker holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Westmont College, a Master of Theological Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, an M.A. in Philosophy from Washington State University, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of California, Irvine.
Richard Bawden, J.D.
Richard Bawden has practiced law for over 25 years, and heads his own firm, specializing in family and divorce law in the Riverside/San Bernardino area of Southern California. He is a past President of the San Bernardino County Bar Association and the Redlands Noon Kiwanis.
He is an active member of the Redlands Legal Aid Clinic and has served on the Board of Directors for the local YMCA, and has provided leadership for the Allocations Committee of the United Way. Mr. Bawden earned a B.A. in Law from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a J.D. from the University of Oregon Law School.
Paul Ford, Ph.D.
Dr. Paul Ford is Professor of Systematic Theology and Liturgy at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, CA, the seminary of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He was formerly a Benedictine monk at St. Andrew’s Abbey, Valyermo, CA.
Dr. Ford was the first Roman Catholic to earn a doctorate at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA, where he went to study the theology and literature of C.S. Lewis. Dr. Ford holds a B.A. in Philosophy from St. John’s Seminary College, an M.A. in Religion from St. John’s Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Dr. Ford’s publications include Companion to Narnia, eleven entries in C. S. Lewis: A Reader’s Encyclopedia, By Flowing Waters: Chant for the Liturgy, and Words to Live By: A Guide for the Merely Christian, in addition to the liturgical resource CD Sacred Songs for Liturgy & Life: A Psallite Triptych.
Vishal Mangalwadi, LL.D.
Vishal Mangalwadi is an international lecturer, social reformer, political columnist, and author of fourteen books, including: The Book that Made Your World: How the Bible Shaped the Soul of Western Civilization, The World of Gurus, In Search of Self, India: The Grand Experiment, Truth and Social Reform, Corruption Vs. True Spirituality (with Francis Schaeffer), The Legacy of William Carey: A Model for the Transformation of a Culture (with Ruth Mangalwadi), The Quest for Freedom and Dignity: Caste, Conversion, and Cultural Revolution, and Truth and Transformation.
He was born and raised in India, and holds a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and English from the University of Allahabad, India; an M.A. in Philosophy from University of Indore, India; and an LL.D. from William Carey International University, Pasadena, CA.
D. Todd Mattson
Todd Mattson is owner and President of Pro-Line Racing, the world’s leader in the manufacturing and marketing of radio control car accessories. He is active member of Convene, a nation-wide network of local gatherings of CEOs and business owners.
Mr. Mattson earned a B.A. in Economics and Business from Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA and an MBA from the University of Redlands.
A former executive with AT&T, Don Nydam is owner of Totally Kids Healthcare, a major sub-acute pediatric hospital, with facilities in both Loma Linda and Sun Valley, CA.
In addition to serving on the Board of the C.S. Lewis Foundation, he is, or has been, the chair and/or member of a number of non-profit educational and ministry boards, including Community Christian College, California Housing Foundation, The Village at Redlands, Arrowhead Christian Academy, and Crafton Hills College Foundation. Mr. Nydam earned a B.A. in Business from Pepperdine University.
T. Grady Spires, S.T.M., D.D.
Grady Spires is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Gordon College, where he taught from 1956 until 1998. He is a founding member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church of the North Shore, Ipswich, MA, and a founding Trustee of the C.S. Lewis Foundation.
In May, 2005 he received an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia. He earned an A.B. from Davidson College, a B.D. from Westminster Theological Seminary, and a S.T.M. from Harvard University.