Darren Pierre, Ph.D., is a higher education administrator at the University of Chicago, and a part-time faculty member at Loyola University Chicago. Darren recently published a book entitled The Invitation to Love: Recognizing the Gift Despite Pain, Fear and Resistance. The book chronicles one man's spiritual journey in practicing forgiveness and recognizing love despite various barriers. Darren's research largely centers on understanding the transformative power that derives from people having the courage to live out their truth. He has spoken across the United States on the ideals of integrity, authenticity, and living a life of purpose.