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Faculty
GIAL’s faculty literally has a world of experience, and as such is GIAL’s greatest asset. These knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated individuals provide practical application of the school’s mission through meaningful content and personal interaction. GIAL students benefit from a faculty that brings to the classroom formal academic credentials, recent field experience, and enthusiastic devotion to anthropology, linguistics, literacy, sociolinguistics, world arts, and Bible translation. The faculty’s desire to see that the students are prepared for successful application of linguistics is evidenced by imaginative teaching and lasting relationships with students.

Core Faculty

Jan Allen
Applied Linguistics
B.A., Trinity College (Deerfield, IL) 1993;
M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1997; Ph.D., Heinrich Heine Universitat, Dusseldorf 2011.
Field work: Kankanaey language project, Philippines 1974-2000
 
Shelley G. Ashdown, Assistant Professor
Head, College of International Studies
B.A., Southern California College, 1978; M.A., Assemblies of God Graduate School, 1980; D.Miss., Biola University, 2001.
Field Work: Kenya
 
Peter Backstrom, Instructor
Applied Linguistics
B.A., Trinity Western University,1982 M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1994.
 
Cynthia L. Blood, Instructor
Applied Anthropology
B.A., Wheaton College, 1981; M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1987.

Michael E. Boutin, Associate Professor
Applied Linguistics, Department Head
Since 2006.
B.A., University of New Mexico, 1979; M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1980; Ph.D., University of Florida, 1994.
Field work:  Malaysia
 
T. Wayne Dye, Assistant Professor
Applied Anthropology
B.S.E., University of Michigan, 1957; M.A., University of Michigan, 1968; Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary, 1983.
Field Work: Papua New Guinea
 
Robin Harris, Assistant Professor
Applied Anthropology—World Arts
B.Mus., Biola University 1983; M.A., Columbia International University, 2001; M.A., Bethel University, 2007; Ph.D., Music/Ethnomusicology University of Georgia, 2012.
Field Work: Siberia
 
Mark Harlan, Associate Professor
Applied Anthropology—Abraham Center
B.S. United States Air Force Academy, 1974; Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary, 1984; Ph.D. Fuller Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, 2005.
 
Paul R. Kroeger, Associate Professor
Applied Linguistics
Since 2001.
B.S., Yale University, 1975; M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1981; Ph.D., Stanford University, 1991.
Field work:  Malaysia, Singapore
 
M. Lynn Landweer, Assistant Professor
Applied Anthropology
Since 2009.
B.A., Biola University, 1975; M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1985; Ph.D., University of Essex, 2006. 
Field work:  Papua New Guinea
 
Marlin R. Leaders, Instructor
Applied Linguistics
B.A., Westmar College, 1973; M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1983.
Field work: Papua New Guinea, Philippines


Kurt Anders Richardson
(joining summer 2014)

Applied Anthropology—Abraham Center
D.Th., University of Basel, 1993.
Field work: Eurasia, Asia

Robert G. McKee, Assistant Professor
Applied Anthropology
Since 2010.
A.B., Harvard College, 1975; M.A., University of Rochester, 1985; Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1995.
Field Work: Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire)
 
Stephen G. Parker, Assistant Professor
Applied Linguistics
Since 2007.
B.A., Indiana University, 1980; M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1988; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, 2002.
Field work:  Peru, Papua New Guinea
 
Arden G. Sanders, Assistant Professor
Applied Linguistics
B.A., Friends University, 1974; M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1976; M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary, 1983; Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary, 1988.
Field work: Papua New Guinea
 
CJ Searsy, Instructor
College of International Studies
B.A., Dallas Baptist University, 1992; M.A., University of Texas at Arlington,1998.
Field Work: East Asia


Jack Shoemaker , Assistant Professor
College of International Studies
B.A. Azusa Pacific University, 1980; M.A. Southern Methodist University, 2008; Ph.D. Southern Methodist University, 2012.
Field work: Uganda
 
Peter E. Unseth, Associate Professor
Applied Anthropology
Since 2002.
B.A., St. Paul Bible College, 1978; M.A., University of North Dakota, 1981; Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington, 2002.
Field work:  Ethiopia
 
Stephen L. Walter, Associate Professor
Applied Anthropology, Department Head
Since 1999.
B.A., Washington Bible College, 1969; M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1976; Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington, 1980.
Field work:  Colombia, Guatemala, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Cameroon, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Kenya


Adjunct Faculty

Tod Allman, Adjunct Faculty
Applied Linguistics
B.S., Harvey Mudd College, 1981
M.S., Harvey Mudd College, 1982; M.Div., Biola University, 1986
M.A., University of Texas at Arlington,1989, Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington, 2010.
 
Eric Bartels, Adjunct Faculty
Applied Anthropology
B.A., University of South Florida, 1972; M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1979.
Field work: Togo, Benin, North EurAsia

Brenda H. Boerger, Adjunct Faculty
Applied Linguistics
Since 2008.
B.A., SUNY Oswego, 1975; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1984.
Field work:  Solomon Islands
 
Michael C. Cahill, Adjunct Faculty
Applied Linguistics
B.S., Iowa State University, 1977; M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1985; Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1999.
Field work: Ghana

Robert Dooley, Adjunct Faculty
Applied Linguistics
B.S., University of Texas at Arlington, 1966; M.A., Oklahoma State University, 1968; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 1973.
Field work: Brazil
 
Robert Douglas, Adjunct Faculty
Applied Anthropology
B.A., Abilene Christian University, 1956; M.A., Abilene Christian University, 1957; M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary, 1977; Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1980.
Field work: Egypt, Libya, Lebanon
 
Karl Franklin, Adjunct Faculty
Applied Linguistics and Applied Anthropology
B.A., King’s College, 1954; M.A. Cornell University, 1965; Ph.D., Australian National University, 1969.
Field work: Papua New Guinea

Harriet Hill, Adjunct Faculty
Applied Anthropology—World Arts
B.A., Trinity College, 1983; M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, 1992; Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, 2003.
Field work: Côte d'Ivoire
 
Brad Keating, Adjunct Faculty
Applied Anthropology—World Arts
B.S., Arizona State University 1992; B. Mus., Arizona State University, 1997; M.A., Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, 2011.
Field work: Nigeria

Carol Long, Adjunct Faculty
Applied Linguistics
B.A., Hope College, 2003
M.A. Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, 2006.
Field work: Malaysia
 
Dennis L. Malone, Adjunct Faculty
Applied Anthropology
B.S., Concordia University, 1964; M.A., Concordia University, 1972; Ph.D., Indiana University, 1995.
Field work: Papua New Guinea


Sarah Moeller, Adjunct Faculty
Applied Linguistics
B.A. Thomas Edison State College, 2002; M.A. Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, 2010.

 
Perry Oakes, Adjunct Faculty
Applied Linguistics
B.A., Taylor University, 1983; M.A.; Fuller Theological Seminary, 1988; M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1990; Ph.D. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2010.
Field work: Panama
 
Will Reiman, Adjunct Faculty
Applied Anthropology
B.A., Roberts Wesleyan College, 1987; M.A., University of Texas, 2004.
Field work: Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau
 
Brian Schrag, Adjunct Faculty
Applied Anthropology—World Arts
B.S., Brown University, 1984; M.A., Wheaton
College, 1987; Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 2005.
Field work: Congo

Gary F. Simons, Adjunct Faculty
Applied LinguisticsB.A., Seattle Pacific College, 1974; M.A., Cornell University, 1976; Ph.D., Cornell University, 1979.
Field work: Solomon Islands

 
Rondal B. Smith, Adjunct Faculty
Applied Linguistics
B.S., Lincoln Christian University, 1961; M.A., Indiana University, 1965; Ph.D. Indiana University, 1972.

Field work: Africa, North America, Europe

Coleen Starwalt, Adjunct Faculty
Applied Linguistics
B.A. Biola University, 1984; M.A. University of Texas at Arlington,1987; Ph.D. University of Texas at Arlington, 2008.
Field work: Nigeria
 
Ervin Starwalt, Adjunct Faculty
Applied Linguistics
B.S., University of Arkansas, 1971; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1975; M.A., Dallas Theological Seminary, 1986; Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington, 2005.
Field work: Nigeria

Senior Faculty

Shin Ja J. Hwang, Senior Faculty
Applied Linguistics
Since 1999.
B.A., Ewha Women’s University, 1965; M.L.S., University of Oklahoma, 1968; M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1974; Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington, 1981.

Kenneth A. McElhanon, Senior Faculty
Senior Faculty in Applied Linguistics
Since 1999.
B.A., Wheaton College, 1961; Ph.D., Australian National University, 1970; post-doctoral research, University of Washington, 1971.
Field work:  Papua New Guinea
 
Carol V. McKinney, Senior Faculty
Applied Anthropology
Since 1999.
B.A., University of California at Los Angeles, 1958; M.A., University of Michigan, 1961; M.A., Southern Methodist University, 1985; Ph.D., Southern Methodist University, 1985.
Field work:  Nigeria, Kenya
 
Ronald C. Morren, Senior Faculty
Applied Anthropology
Since 1999.
B.S., Bryan College, 1964; M.A., Michigan State University, 1967; M.A.T., New Mexico State University, 1969; Ed.D., New Mexico State University, 1977.
Field work:  Philippines, Guatemala, Colombia, Honduras
 

Associate Instructors

Hope Bowling, Associate Instructor
Applied Anthropology
B. S., Moody Bible Institute, 1972.
Field work: Papua New Guinea
 
Sally Dye, Associate Instructor
Applied Anthropology
B.S. University of Michigan, 1959; M.A. Fuller Theological Seminary, 1982.
 
Lynley Hatcher, Associate Instructor
Applied Anthropology
B.A. Oral Roberts University, 1998; M. A. Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, 2007.
 
Tim Hatcher, Associate Instructor
Applied Anthropology
M.A. Oral Roberts University, 1994; M.A. Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, 2007.
 
Ric Nelson, Associate Instructor
Applied Anthropology
B.A. San Diego State University, 1983; M.A. University of Texas at Arlington, 1987.
 
Lindy Pate, Associate Instructor
Applied Linguistics
B.A. Trinity University,  Texas, 2006; M.A. Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, 2010.
 
Michelle Petersen, Associate Instructor
Applied Anthropology—World Arts
B.A. University of Utah, 1988; M.A. Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, 2006.
 
Tom Phinnemore, Associate Instructor
Applied Linguistics
B.Th. Toronto Bible College, 1969; M.A. University of North Dakota, 1976.

Joy Sanders, Associate Instructor
Applied Linguistics
B.S. University of California at Los Angeles, 1974; M.A. University of Texas at Arlington, 1976.
 
CJ Searsy, Associate Instructor
Applied Anthropology
B.A., Dallas Baptist University, 1992; M.A., University of Texas at Arlington,1998.
Field Work: East Asia

Hugh Tracy. Associate Instructor
Applied Anthropology
B.A., Houghton College, New York, 1962; M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1988
Field work: Colombia, Peru

Dave Whisler, Associate Instructor
Applied Linguistics
B.S., University of Nebraska, 1967; M.A., University of Texas Pan American, 2006; M.A., University of Texas Pan American, 2010.
Field work: Colombia

 




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