Matthew Hooper is currently the Associate Dean of Students at Biola University. He holds degrees in Communications from Biola (1994) and Christian Ministry and Leadership from Talbot School of Theology (2001). Over the past 13 years, Biola's Multi-Ethnic Programs have provided an opportunity for him to pursue issues related to diversity and racial reconciliation. As a white male in leadership, he recognizes the critical part he must play in influencing individuals and institutional culture toward greater awareness and activism in pursuit of a Kingdom-centered perspective on ethnic diversity, justice and healing. He, his wife, Sheela, and their two daughters, Annie and Breeana, live in La Mirada and are part of New Heart Community Church.