Chuck Stetson is Chairman and CEO of Essentials in Education (EIE), a non-profit educational publisher that seeks to enrich education.
In its first project, EIE has changed the nation’s mind on teaching about the Bible in under two years through the release of the first national research of high school English teachers and university English professors who virtually unanimously supported teaching about the Bible as critical for understanding English literature. Dr. Stetson co-authored the first textbook in the last thirty years on the Bible – The Bible and Its Influence - which is now being taught in over 357 schools in 43 states.
A second project has been a documentary, "THE BETTER HOUR: The Legacy of William Wilberforce," which was broadcast nationally in February 2008 during Black History month on national public television. It is available on PBS Home Video through Amazon.com and Netflix.
Dr. Stetson is a Managing Director of PEI Funds, a private equity firm based in New York engaged in providing liquidity to investors in venture capital and buyout funds. He is a graduate of YaleUniversity with a BA and ColumbiaUniversity’s Graduate School of Business with an MBA. He received his LLD from Concordia University-Portland.
Dr. Stetson is a frequent speaker on education in a variety of venues including to business leaders, community leaders, the staff of Congress, The White House and leading universities. He has appeared on FOX News, CBS Sunday Morning and The TODAY Show. His work at EIE has been featured in numerous Associated Press articles, The New York Times, Los Angles Times, Newsweek and in April 2007 in a cover story in TIME Magazine.
In addition to being Chairman of the Board of EIE, Dr. Stetson is the Chairman of Let’s Strengthen Marriage Campaign and National Marriage Week USA. He is the course developer and facilitator for WEA Leadership Institute’s “Effective Public Engagement” course to train Evangelical leaders worldwide.
Speaker Fee/Range: Travel expenses plus a modest honorarium
Select Speech Titles: (can do both Christian and secular versions) 1. Training the Next Generation of Leaders 2. The Urgent need to Strengthen Marriage 3. Where are the Christians When We Need Them? 4. Effective Public Engagement