Director, Biola Youth AcademicsLydia Knopf is a PhD student in Organizational Leadership at Regent University and is a graduate of Biola University with a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.A. in Organizational Leadership. She served as the Director of Undergraduate Recruitment for nine years prior to founding and directing the department of Biola Youth at Biola University for the last 15 years. Most recently, Lydia accepted the charge to expand Biola Youth Academics’ (BYA) K-12 services worldwide. As of July 2011, BYA is merged within the School of Education in the Provost’s Division. As Director of Biola Youth Academics, Lydia oversees such programs as Star Academics’ biblically centered college-prep level courses for grades 6-12, Torrey Academy’s classically informed humanities courses for grades 9-12, enrichment courses for grades 1-6, athletics for grades 1-12 and services and events. Academic courses are available on-location throughout Southern California and online.
In addition to directing BYA, Lydia especially enjoys being a wife and mom, and coaching, mentoring and consulting on her life passion topics of personal calling and organizational mission, vision, and values. Lydia and her husband Greg home educate their four precious sons, Geoff (now a Sophomore at Biola University), and Joshua, Jacob, and Jeremiah, Biola Youth Academics junior high and high school students.