Born and raised in Chicago, IL, Alex Chediak earned a B.S. Degree at Alfred University in Ceramic Engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Material Science & Engineering from U.C. Berkeley. He worked as an engineer for IBM for three years (1996-1999).
From 2005-2007 he was an apprentice at The Bethlehem Institute (now Bethlehem College and Seminary), a masters-level theological training program overseen by Pastors John Piper and Tom Steller. During those years, Alex got his start in Christian higher education at Northwestern College. As of 2007, he’s been a professor of engineering and physics at California Baptist University.
He enjoys writing to young adult audiences (mid-teens through twenties), having written many articles for Boundless (Focus on the Family) since 2006 and now contributing monthly to Trak (God’s World News). As a professor, he wants to help students and young adults develop their God-given potential so that in all things Jesus Christ might be magnified in them.
That passion gave rise to his two most recent books, Preparing Your Teens for College and Thriving at College. He has also written to pastors and parents in magazines such as Christianity Today, Tabletalk, and Modern Reformation, and been featured on Christian radio programs such as Focus on the Family, Family Life Today, and Moody Radio’s Midday Connection.
He enjoys speaking at conferences and churches about issues that impact young adults as they grow up, leave the home, and take on the mantle of adulthood. Alex and his wife Marni have three children, Karis, Jonathan, and Abigail. He enjoys reading, tennis, swimming, and spending time with his family.