Faculty


Core Faculty | Adjunct Faculty | Senior Faculty | Associate Instructors

Core Faculty


Shelley G. Ashdown, Assistant Professor

College of International Studies, Department Head
DMiss, Biola University, 2001; MA, Assemblies of God Graduate School, 1980; BA, Southern California College, 1978.
Field work: Kenya
Languages spoken: Thai, Maa

Wendy Atkins, Instructor

Applied Anthropology—World Arts
MA, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, 2017; BMus, Houghton College, 1976
Field work: Central African Republic, DR Congo, Kenya, South Sudan, Uganda, Mozambique, Comoros Islands
Languages spoken: Pazande, French, Swahili, Lingala

Cynthia L. Blood, Instructor

Applied Anthropology
MA, University of Texas at Arlington, 1987; BA, Wheaton College, 1981.
Field work: Cameroon, Indonesia
Languages spoken: Spanish, French, Indonesian, Oku

Michael E. Boutin, Associate Professor

Applied Linguistics, Department Head
PhD, University of Florida, 1994; MA, University of Texas at Arlington, 1980; BA, University of New Mexico, 1979.
Field work: Malaysia
Languages spoken: Malay, Bonggi

Neil R. Coulter, Assistant Professor

Applied Anthropology—Center for Excellence in World Arts
PhD, Kent State University, 2007; MA, Kent State University, 2000; MM, Kent State University, 2000; BM, Wheaton College, 1997.
Field work: Papua New Guinea
Languages spoken: Tok Pisin, German

T. Wayne Dye, Assistant Professor

Applied Anthropology
PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary, 1983; MA, University of Michigan, 1968; BSE, University of Michigan, 1957.
Field work: Papua New Guinea, Kenya, India, Philippines, Cameroon
Languages spoken: Bahinemo, Tok Pisin

Andy Eatough, Instructor

College of International Studies
MA, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1991; BA, Fresno State University, 1989.
Field work: East Asia
Languages spoken: Chinese, Nuosu, Spanish, Thai

Jeffrey Feinberg, Assistant Professor

Abraham Center
PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1988; MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1985; BA, University of California at Berkeley, 1972.
Field work: Peru, Israel, American Messianic Jewish community
Languages spoken: Greek, French, and Spanish

Mark Harlan, Associate Professor

Abraham Center, Department Head
PhD, Fuller Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, 2005; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1984; BS, United States Air Force Academy, 1974.
Field work: Egypt, Jordan, Sudan
Languages spoken: Arabic

Robin P. Harris, Assistant Professor

Applied Anthropology—Center for Excellence in World Arts
PhD, University of Georgia, 2012; MA, Bethel University, 2007; MA, Columbia International University, 2001; BMus, Biola University, 1983.
Field work: Russian Federation (Siberia)
Languages spoken: Russian

Paul R. Kroeger, Professor

Applied Linguistics
PhD, Stanford University, 1991; MA, University of Texas at Arlington, 1981; BS, Yale University, 1975.
Field work: Malaysia, Singapore
Languages spoken: Malay, Kimaragang

M. Lynn Landweer, Assistant Professor

Applied Anthropology
PhD, University of Essex, 2006; MA, University of Texas at Arlington, 1985; BA, Biola University, 1975.
Field work: Papua New Guinea
Languages spoken: Tok Pisin

Steve Parker, Associate Professor

Applied Linguistics
PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2002; MA, University of Texas at Arlington, 1988; BA, Indiana University, 1980.
Field work: Peru, Papua New Guinea
Languages spoken: Spanish, Tok Pisin

Kurt Anders Richardson, Associate Professor

Abraham Center
DTh, University of Basel, 1993; MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1983; BA, Los Angeles Baptist College, 1979.
Field work: Eurasia, Asia, Canada
Languages spoken: German

Arden G. Sanders, Assistant Professor

Applied Linguistics
PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary, 1988; MA, Fuller Theological Seminary, 1983; MA, University of Texas at Arlington, 1976; BA, Friends University, 1974.
Field work: Papua New Guinea
Languages spoken: Kamasau, Tok Pisin

CJ Searsy, Instructor

College of International Studies
MA, University of Texas at Arlington, 1998; BA, Dallas Baptist University, 1992.
Field work: East Asia
Languages spoken: Mandarin

Jack Shoemaker, Assistant Professor

College of International Studies, Applied Anthropology
PhD, Southern Methodist University, 2012; MA, Southern Methodist University, 2008; BA, Azusa Pacific University, 1980.
Field work: Uganda
Languages spoken: Spanish, Ese Ejja, Swahili, Ma'di, Portuguese

Ervin Starwalt, Assistant Professor

Applied Linguistics
PhD, University of Texas at Arlington, 2005; STM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1986; MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1975; BS, University of Arkansas, 1971.
Field work: Nigeria

Peter E. Unseth, Associate Professor

Applied Anthropology
PhD, University of Texas at Arlington, 2002; MA, University of North Dakota, 1981; BA, St. Paul Bible College, 1978.
Field work: Ethiopia
Languages spoken: Amharic

Stephen L. Walter, Associate Professor

Applied Anthropology, Department Head
PhD, University of Texas at Arlington, 1980; MA, University of Texas at Arlington, 1976; BA, Washington Bible College, 1969.
Field work: Colombia, Guatemala, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Cameroon, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Kenya
Languages spoken: Spanish, Tzeltal

Adjunct Faculty


Tod J. Allman, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Linguistics
PhD, University of Texas at Arlington, 2010; MA, University of Texas at Arlington, 1989; MDiv, Biola University, 1986; MS, Harvey Mudd College, 1982; BS, Harvey Mudd College, 1981.
Field work: Philippines
Languages spoken: Korean

Eric Bartels, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Anthropology
MA, University of Texas at Arlington, 1979; BA, University of South Florida, 1972.
Field work: Togo, Benin, North Eurasia
Languages spoken: German, French, Russian

Heather Beal, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Linguistics
PhD, University of Texas at Arlington, 2011; MA, Biblical Theological Seminary, 1995; BS in chemistry, University of Delaware, 1991
Field work: Oaxaca, Mexico
Languages spoken: Spanish

C. Jonn Block, Adjunct Faculty

Abraham Center
PhD, University of Exeter, 2012; MA, School of Intercultural Studies, 2007.
Field work: Eastern Europe, Arabian Peninsula
Languages spoken: Arabic, French, Estonian

Brenda H. Boerger, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Linguistics
PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 1984; BA, SUNY Oswego, 1975.
Field work: Solomon Islands
Languages spoken: Solomon Islands Pijin, Natqgu, Italian

Michael C. Cahill, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Linguistics
PhD, Ohio State University, 1999; MA, University of Texas at Arlington, 1985; BS, Iowa State University, 1977.
Field work: Ghana

Suzanne Carter, Adjunct Faculty

College of International Studies
BS, Tulsa University

Inna Chats, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Linguistics
PhD, Free University of Berlin, 2013; MA, Dallas Theological Seminary and GIAL, 2006; BA, Cornerstone University & Seminary

Jonathan Dailey, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Linguistics
MA, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, 2003; BA, Mid-America Christian University, 1998.

Robert Douglas, Adjunct Faculty

Abraham Center
PhD, University of Southern California, 1980; MA, Fuller Theological Seminary School of World Mission, 1977; MA, Abilene Christian University, 1957; BA, Abilene Christian University, 1956.
Field work: Egypt, Libya, Lebanon

William (Bill) Harris, Adjunct Faculty

World Arts
MA, Communication (School of Television and Film), Regent University, 1991; MA, Intercultural Studies, Columbia International University, 1999; MA, Organizational Leadership, Azusa Pacific University, 2005

Sunny EunSun Hong, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Anthropology
PhD, Biola University, 2014; MA, Biola University, 2001; MA, University of Maryland,1987; BA, SookMyung Women's University, 1983
Field work: Asia Area, Philippines

Katharine Hoogerheide, Adjunct Faculty

World Arts
MA, World Arts, GIAL 2013; MA, TESOL, Tel Aviv University, 2009; M of Music, Organ Performance, Western Michigan University, 2003
Field work: Netherlands, Israel
Languages spoken: Dutch, Modern Hebrew

JoAnna Hoyt, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Linguistics
PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary, 2012; MA, Dallas Theological Seminary, 2007; BA, Howard Payne University, 2000.

Brad Keating, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Anthropology—Center for Excellence in World Arts
MA, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, 2011; BMus, Arizona State University, 1997; BS, Arizona State University, 1992.
Field work: Nigeria

Brian Kelly, Adjunct Faculty

College of International Studies
MA, Dallas Theological Seminary, 2010; MA, Biola University, 2005; BS, California Polytechnic State University of San Luis Obispo, 1996.
Field work: St. Croix, Brazil, Angola, Tanzania, Azerbaijan, Thailand
Languages spoken: Portuguese

Carol Long, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Linguistics
MA, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, 2006; BA, Hope College, 2003.
Field work: Malaysia
Languages spoken: Malay

Dennis L. Malone, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Anthropology
PhD, Indiana University, 1998; MA, Concordia University, 1972; BS, Concordia University, 1964.
Field work: Papua New Guinea

Janet Metzger, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Anthropology
PhD, University of Southern California, 1987; MA, Portland State University, 1977; BA, Portland, Oregon, 1974.

Mark Miller, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Linguistics
PhD, University of Texas at Arlington, 2007; MCS, Regent College, 1995; BA, Washington State University, 1993.
Field work: Malaysia
Languages spoken: Malay, West Coast Bajau

Perry Oakes, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Linguistics
PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2010; MA, University of Texas at Arlington, 1990; MA, Fuller Theological Seminary, 1988; BA, Taylor University, 1983.
Field work: Panama
Languages spoken: Spanish

Anneke Painter, Adjunct Faculty

College of International Studies
MS, California State University at Fullerton, 2001; BA Intercultural Studies, Biola University, 1996.
Field work: Brazil

Will Reiman, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Anthropology
MA, University of Texas, 2004; BA, Roberts Wesleyan College, 1987.
Field work: Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau
Languages spoken: Portuguese

Laura Roberts, Adjunct Faculty

World Arts
MA, World Arts, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics; BA, Music (summa cum laude), Union University.
Field work: India, Indonesia
Languages spoken: Hindi, Urdu

Joy Sanders, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Linguistics
MA, University of Texas at Arlington, 1976; BS, University of California at Los Angeles, 1974.
Field work: Papua New Guinea
Languages spoken: Kamasau, Tok Pisin, Spanish

Mary Beth Saurman, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Anthropology, World Arts
PhD (ABD), Bern University (Switzerland); MA, Wheaton Graduate School, 1992; BASc, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, 1982.
Field work: Thailand
Languages spoken: Thai

Brian Schrag, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Anthropology—Center for Excellence in World Arts
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 2005; MA, Wheaton College, 1987; BS, Brown University, 1984.
Field work: Congo
Languages spoken: French, Lingala, Mono

Gary F. Simons, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Linguistics
PhD, Cornell University, 1979; MA, Cornell University, 1976; BA, Seattle Pacific College, 1974.
Field work: Solomon Islands

Coleen Starwalt, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Linguistics
PhD, University of Texas at Arlington, 2008; MA, University of Texas at Arlington, 1987; BA, Biola University, 1984.
Field work: Togo, Nigeria
Languages spoken: French, German

Julie Taylor, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Anthropology - Center for Excellence in World Arts
PhD, Edinburgh University, 2002; MA, Wheaton College, 1992; BMus equivalent + Postgrad Diploma, Royal College of Music, London, England, 1979.
Field work: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, PNG, UK
Languages spoken: Kiswahili

James Wheatley, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Anthropology
MA, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1973.
Field work: Brazil
Languages spoken: Portuguese, Bakairi

Senior Faculty


Karl Franklin, Senior Faculty

Applied Linguistics, Applied Anthropology
PhD, Australian National University, 1969; MA, Cornell University, 1965; BA, King's College, 1954.

Shin Ja J. Hwang, Senior Faculty

Applied Linguistics
PhD, University of Texas at Arlington, 1981; MA, University of Texas at Arlington, 1974; MLS, University of Oklahoma, 1968; BA, Ewha Women’s University, 1965.

Kenneth A. McElhanon, Senior Faculty

Applied Linguistics
Post-Doctoral Research, University of Washington, 1971; PhD, Australian National University, 1970; BA, Wheaton College, 1961.
Field work: Papua New Guinea

Robert G. McKee, Senior Faculty

Applied Anthropology
PhD, University of Rochester, 1995; MA, University of Rochester, 1985; AB, Harvard College, 1975.
Field work: Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire)
Languages spoken: French, Bangala, Mangbetu

Carol V. McKinney, Senior Faculty

Applied Anthropology
PhD, Southern Methodist University, 1985; MA, Southern Methodist University, 1985; MA, University of Michigan, 1961; BA, University of California at Los Angeles, 1958.
Field work: Nigeria, Kenya

Ronald C. Morren, Senior Faculty

Applied Anthropology
EdD, New Mexico State University, 1977; MAT, New Mexico State University, 1969; MA, Michigan State University, 1967; BS, Bryan College, 1964.
Field work: Philippines, Guatemala, Colombia, Honduras

Associate Instructors


Hope Bowling, Associate Instructor

Applied Anthropology
BS, Moody Bible Institute, 1972.
Field work: Papua New Guinea
Languages spoken: Yagwoia, Tok Pisin

Pat Feinberg, Associate Instructor

Applied Anthropology, Abraham Center
MA, Stanford University, 1980; MST, University of Chicago, 1976; BA, Stanford University, 1975
Field work: Peru, Israel, American Messianic Jewish community
Languages spoken: Spanish

Lynley Hatcher, Associate Instructor

Applied Anthropology
MA, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, 2007; BA, Oral Roberts University, 1998.

Tim Hatcher, Associate Instructor

Applied Anthropology
MA, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, 2007; MA, Oral Roberts University, 1994.
Languages spoken: Russian

Marlin Leaders, Associate Instructor

Applied Linguistics
M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1983; BA, Westmar College, 1973.
Field work: Papua New Guinea, Philippines
Languages spoken: German, French, Portuguese, Tok Pisin

Rachel Miller, Associate Instructor

Applied Anthropology
MA, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, 2002; BA, Oral Roberts University, 1997
Field work: Kenya, Indonesia, Malaysia
Languages spoken: Spanish, Indonesian/ Malay, Duruma

Ric Nelson, Associate Instructor

Applied Anthropology
DEA, Université Blaise Pascal, 2004; MA, University of Texas at Arlington, 1987; BA, San Diego State University, 1983.
Field work: DR Congo, Kenya, France
Languages spoken: French, Lingala, Mangbetu

Carol Orwig, Associate Instructor

Applied Anthropology
MA, University of Texas Arlington 1976; MAT, University of Virginia, 1970; AB, College of William and Mary, 1969.
Field work: Mexico, Cameroon
Languages spoken: Spanish, French, Dutch

Michelle S. Petersen, Associate Instructor

Applied Anthropology—Center for Excellence in World Arts
MA, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, 2006; BA, University of Utah, 1988.
Field work: Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Senegal
Languages spoken: French, Jula

Bethany Randolph, Associate Instructor

Applied Anthropology—World Arts
World Arts Graduate Work, 2009, 2014; Bachelors of Social Work, Northwestern State University, 2007
Field work: Europe, Eurasia, Mainland Southeast Asia, Philippines
Languages spoken: Bulgarian

Todd Saurman, Associate Instructor

Applied Anthropology—World Arts
PhD, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2013; MA, Wheaton College, 1992; BS, Slippery Rock University, 1983.
Field work: Mainland Southeast Asia; Consulting throughout Asia and Eurasia.
Languages spoken: Thai

Hugh Tracy, Associate Instructor

Applied Anthropology
MA, University of Texas at Arlington, 1988; BA, Houghton College, 1962.
Field work: Colombia, Peru

Bryan Varenkamp, Associate Instructor

Applied Anthropology—Center for Excellence in World Arts
MA, University of Texas at Arlington, 1987; BA, San Diego Christian College, 1982; BM, Baylor Univerisity, 1984.
Field work: Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Philippines, Thailand
Languages spoken: Napali, Eastern Tamang, Spanish, Hindi