Keynote Speakers


Let us introduce our respectable keynote speakers:

Prof. Halina Grzymała-Moszczyńska. Professor of psychology of religion and culture at the Jesuit University in Cracow and at the Jagiellonian University. Currently she is visiting professor at Research Centre at Innlanded Sykehuset at Hamar (Norway). Her research and teaching focuses on the process of cultural adaptation of immigrants and the response of local communities to refugee reception centers and to immigrants. Since 2013 she conducts her research on migrating children and children of migrants. Her recent research and publications pertain to returnees Polish migrant (especially children). She conducts multiple cultural trainings for international companies and
NGO’s. She is a member of many national and international professional organizations and serves on the editorial boards of several professional journals, she has taught courses in various European and US universities as well as in Asia – at Mahidol University (Bangkok). She has earn her degree in clinical psychology and psychology of culture and religion. President of Polish Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (PTPRiD). Member of many academic associations and author of crucial publications (20 volumes as well as 57 articles and chapters).


Prof. Peter C. Hill (Ph.D., University of Houston) is Professor of Psychology at Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University. He is an active researcher in social psychology and the psychology of religion where he has authored approximately 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. Trained as a social psychologist, he has also co-authored or co-edited six books, including the fifth edition of the best-selling psychology of religion textbook The Psychology of Religion: An Empirical Approach (2018). His main areas of interest are related to Religious/Spiritual Measurement, Religious Fundamentalism and Development of Positive Virtues. He is a past president of Division 36 (Psychology of Religion) of the American Psychological Association (APA) and was elected Fellow of the APA in 1998.


Prof. Sebastian Murken is Honorary Professor of Religious Studies and Psychology of Religion, at the Department of Religious Studies,Philipps-Universität Marburg and works in private praxis as a psychotherapist and group analyst. For years, he has been conducted research in the field of psychology of religion with a special research interest in: Contemporary Religious Phenomena, Religion and Coping, New Religious Movements, Methodological issues of the Psychology of Religion.


Gerard Saucier (Ph.D., University of Oregon) is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon. His major research interests are in cultural and moral personology. This includes the generalizable structure and optimal assessment of personality attributes and of beliefs and values, including thinking patterns related to mass violence and the dimensionality of religious and spiritual belief across cultures. He has been an author on over 80 articles and chapters. He received the Cattell Award from the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology (1999), is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and is past Associate Editor for the Journal of Research in Personality and for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.


Prof. David W. Miller is the Director of the Princeton University Faith & Work Initiative, after having served as the Executive Director of the Yale Center for Faith& Culture. Professor Miller’s signature course is: “Business Ethics: Succeeding without Selling Your Soul.” His views are often cited in the media, such as  New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, radio, and on major television networks. Among his most representative publications, the book God at Work: The History and Promise of the Faith at Work Movement (Oxford University Press, 2007), represents a milestone in the field of faith at work. His recent publication in the Journal of Business Ethics (2018) outlines the development of a psychometric scale measuring how people integrate their faith/religion/spirituality at work.


Dr. Nicoleta Acatrinei is an Associate Research Scholar at Princeton University Faith & Work Initiative and her work focuses on the development at international level of the Project “The Integration Profile” (TIP), a measurement instrument of faith at work helping able to model and predict the impact of religion on various organizational outcomes.