Faculty


Core Faculty


Janet L. Allen, Assistant Professor

Applied Linguistics
Ph.D., Heinrich Heine Universitat, Dusseldorf, 2011; M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1997; B.A., Trinity College (Deerfield, IL), 1993.
Field work: Kankanaey language project, Philippines 1974-2000
Languages spoken: Spanish, Tagalog, Kankanaey

Shelley G. Ashdown, Assistant Professor

College of International Studies, Department Head
D.Miss., Biola University, 2001; M.A., Assemblies of God Graduate School, 1980; B.A., Southern California College, 1978.
Field work: Kenya
Languages spoken: Thai, Maa

Peter Backstrom, Instructor

Applied Linguistics
M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1994; B.A., Trinity Western University, 1982.
Field work: Southwest Asia
Languages spoken: Urdu

Cynthia L. Blood, Instructor

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

Michael E. Boutin, Associate Professor

Applied Linguistics, Department Head
Ph.D., University of Florida, 1994; M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1980; B.A., 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
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2007; M.A., Kent State University, 2000; M.M., Kent State University, 2000; B.M., Wheaton College, 1997.
Field work: Papua New Guinea
Languages spoken: Tok Pisin, German

T. Wayne Dye, Assistant Professor

Applied Anthropology
Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary, 1983; M.A., University of Michigan, 1968; B.S.E., University of Michigan, 1957.
Field work: Papua New Guinea, Kenya, India, Philippines, Cameroon
Languages spoken: Bahinemo, Tok Pisin

Mark Harlan, Associate Professor

Abraham Center, Department Head
Ph.D., Fuller Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, 2005; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary, 1984; B.S., United States Air Force Academy, 1974.
Field work: North and East Africa, Jordan
Languages spoken: Arabic

Robin Harris, Assistant Professor

Applied Anthropology—Center for Excellence in World Arts
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2012; M.A., Bethel University, 2007; M.A., Columbia International University, 2001; B.Mus., Biola University, 1983.
Field work: Russian Federation (Siberia)
Languages spoken: Russian

Paul R. Kroeger, Associate Professor

Applied Linguistics
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1991; M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1981; B.S., Yale University, 1975.
Field work: Malaysia, Singapore
Languages spoken: Malay, Kimaragang

M. Lynn Landweer, Assistant Professor

Applied Anthropology
Ph.D., University of Essex, 2006; M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1985; B.A., Biola University, 1975.
Field work: Papua New Guinea
Languages spoken: Tok Pisin

Marlin R. Leaders, Instructor

Applied Linguistics
M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1983; B.A., Westmar College, 1973.
Field work: Papua New Guinea, Philippines

Robert G. McKee, Assistant Professor

Applied Anthropology
Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1995; M.A., University of Rochester, 1985; A.B., Harvard College, 1975.
Field work: Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire)
Languages spoken: French, Bangala, Mangbetu

Steve Parker, Assistant Professor

Applied Linguistics
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2002; M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1988; B.A., Indiana University, 1980.
Field work: Peru, Papua New Guinea
Languages spoken: Spanish, Tok Pisin

Kurt Anders Richardson, Associate Professor

Abraham Center
D.Th., University of Basel, 1993; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1983; B.A., Los Angeles Baptist College, 1979.
Field work: Eurasia, Asia

Arden G. Sanders, Assistant Professor

Applied Linguistics
Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary, 1988; M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary, 1983; M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1976; B.A., Friends University, 1974.
Field work: Papua New Guinea
Languages spoken: Kamasau, Tok Pisin

CJ Searsy, Instructor

College of International Studies
M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1998; B.A., Dallas Baptist University, 1992.
Field work: East Asia

Jack Shoemaker, Assistant Professor

College of International Studies, Applied Anthropology
Ph.D., Southern Methodist University, 2012; M.A., Southern Methodist University, 2008; B.A., Azusa Pacific University, 1980.
Field work: Uganda
Languages spoken: Spanish, Ese Ejja, Swahili, Ma'di, Portuguese

Peter E. Unseth, Associate Professor

Applied Anthropology
Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington, 2002; M.A., University of North Dakota, 1981; B.A., St. Paul Bible College, 1978.
Field work: Ethiopia
Languages spoken: Amharic

Stephen L. Walter, Associate Professor

Applied Anthropology, Department Head
Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington, 1980; M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1976; B.A., 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
Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington, 2010; M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1989; M.Div., Biola University, 1986; M.S., Harvey Mudd College, 1982; B.S., Harvey Mudd College, 1981.
Field work: Philippines
Languages spoken: Korean

Eric Bartels, Adjunct Faculty

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

Leonard N. Bartlotti, Adjunct Faculty

Abraham Center
Ph.D., Oxford Centre for Mission Studies/University of Wales (United Kingdom), 2000; M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 1977; B.A., University of Illinois, 1973.
Field work: Central Asia

C. Jonn Block, Adjunct Faculty

Abraham Center
Ph.D., University of Exeter, 2012; M.A., Fuller Graduate School of Intercultural Studes, 2007.
Field work: Eastern Europe, Arabian Peninsula
Languages spoken: Arabic, French, Estonian

Brenda H. Boerger, Adjunct Faculty

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

Michael C. Cahill, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Linguistics
Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1999; M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1985; B.S., Iowa State University, 1977.
Field work: Ghana

Robert Dooley, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Linguistics
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 1973; M.A., Oklahoma State University, 1968; B.S., University of Texas at Arlington, 1966.
Field work: Brazil

Jeffrey Feinberg, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Linguistics
Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1988; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1985; B.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1972.
Field work: Peru, Israel, American Messianic Jewish community
Languages spoken: Greek, French, and Spanish

Harriet Hill, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Anthropology—Center for Excellence in World Arts
Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary, 2003; M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary, 1992; B.A., Trinity College, 1983.
Field work: Côte d'Ivoire

Sunny EunSun Hong, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Anthropology
Ph.D., Biola University, 2014; M.A., Biola University, 2001; M.A., University of Maryland,1987; B.A., SookMyung Women's University, 1983
Field work: Asia Area, Philippines

JoAnna Hoyt, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Linguistics
Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary, 2012; M.A., Dallas Theological Seminary, 2007; B.A., Howard Payne University, 2000.

Nabeel Jabbour, Adjunct Faculty

Abraham Center
Th.D., University of South Africa, 1991; M.A., Near East School of Theology in Lebanon, 1968; B.A., American University of Beirut, 1966.
Field work: Lebanon, Egypt, United States

Brad Keating, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Anthropology—Center for Excellence in World Arts
M.A., Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, 2011; B. Mus., Arizona State University, 1997; B.S., Arizona State University, 1992.
Field work: Nigeria

Carol Long, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Linguistics
M.A., Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, 2006; B.A., Hope College, 2003.
Field work: Malaysia
Languages spoken: Malay

Dennis L. Malone, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Anthropology
Ph.D., Indiana University, 1995; M.A., Concordia University, 1972; B.S., Concordia University, 1964.
Field work: Papua New Guinea

Sarah R. Moeller, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Linguistics
M.A., Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, 2010; B.A., Thomas Edison State College, 2002.
Field work: West Asia

Perry Oakes, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Linguistics
Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2010; M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1990; M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary, 1988; B.A., Taylor University, 1983.
Field work: Panama
Languages spoken: Spanish

Will Reiman, Adjunct Faculty

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

Brian Schrag, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Anthropology—Center for Excellence in World Arts
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2005; M.A., Wheaton College, 1987; B.S., Brown University, 1984.
Field work: Congo
Languages spoken: French, Lingala, Mono

Gary F. Simons, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Linguistics
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1979; M.A., Cornell University, 1976; B.A., Seattle Pacific College, 1974.
Field work: Solomon Islands

Rondal B. Smith, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Linguistics
Ph.D., Indiana University, 1972; M.A., Indiana University, 1965; B.S., Lincoln Christian University, 1961.
Field work: Africa, North America, Europe

Coleen Starwalt, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Linguistics
Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington, 2008; M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1987; B.A., Biola University, 1984.
Field work: Togo, Nigeria
Languages spoken: French, German

Ervin Starwalt, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Linguistics
Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington, 2005; S.T.M., Dallas Theological Seminary, 1986; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1975; B.S., University of Arkansas, 1971.
Field work: Nigeria

James Wheatley, Adjunct Faculty

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

Senior Faculty


Shin Ja J. Hwang, Senior Faculty

Applied Linguistics
Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington, 1981; M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1974; M.L.S., University of Oklahoma, 1968; B.A., Ewha Women’s University, 1965.

Kenneth A. McElhanon, Senior Faculty

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

Carol V. McKinney, Senior Faculty

Applied Anthropology
Ph.D., Southern Methodist University, 1985; M.A., Southern Methodist University, 1985; M.A., University of Michigan, 1961; B.A., University of California at Los Angeles, 1958.
Field work: Nigeria, Kenya

Ronald C. Morren, Senior Faculty

Applied Anthropology
Ed.D., New Mexico State University, 1977; M.A.T., New Mexico State University, 1969; M.A., Michigan State University, 1967; B.S., Bryan College, 1964.
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
Languages spoken: Yagwoia, Tok Pisin

Sally Dye, Associate Instructor

Applied Anthropology
M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary, 1982; B.S., University of Michigan, 1959.
Field work: Papua New Guinea

Lynley Hatcher, Associate Instructor

Applied Anthropology
M. A., Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, 2007; B.A., Oral Roberts University, 1998.

Tim Hatcher, Associate Instructor

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

Ric Nelson, Associate Instructor

Applied Anthropology
M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1987; B.A., San Diego State University, 1983.

Michelle S. Petersen, Associate Instructor

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

Tom Phinnemore, Associate Instructor

Applied Anthropology
M.A., University of North Dakota, 1976; B.Th., Toronto Bible College, 1969.
Languages spoken: Melanesian Pidgin English, Ono

Joy Sanders, Associate Instructor

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

Hugh Tracy, Associate Instructor

Applied Anthropology
M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1988; B.A., Houghton College, 1962.
Field work: Colombia, Peru