Rondal Smith, Ph.D.
Adjunct in Applied Linguistics
E-mail: rondal.smith@pbti.org
Rondal Smith

 

Indiana University
  • 1972 Ph.D. Linguistics and Cultural Anthropology
    Dissertation: Empirical Evidences and Theoretical Interpretations of Greek Phonology: Prolegomena for a Theory of Sound Patterns in the Hellenistic Greek Koine.
  • 1965 MA in Linguistics
Lincoln Christian University
  • 1961 AB (New Testament Language and Literature)
 

CURRENT POSITIONS

  • 2006- Regional Area Director for North Eurasia for Pioneer Bible Translators
  • 2010- Executive Director of Pioneer Bible Translators for Europe
  • 2006- International Coordinator of Translation for Pioneer Bible Translators
  • 2010- GIAL, Adjunct Associate Professor of Greek for Translators
  • 1992- Trinity Divinity Theological School, Adjunct Professor of Record and Lecturer for Perspectives on the Christian World Mission
  • 2008- Mid Atlantic University, Adjunct Professor of Linguistics
  • 1998- Lincoln Christian University, Adjunct Professor of Linguistics

OTHER EXPERIENCES:

  • President of Pioneer Bible Translators, 1988-2006
  • Vice-President of Training and Overseas Operation, Pioneer Bible Translators, 1981-1988
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Linguistics: in Phonology, Translation and Semantics AT University of Texas, 1985-1994
  • Professor of Greek and Missiology at Dallas Christian College (1981-1986)
  • Academic Dean of College for Lincoln Christian University (1976-1981)
  • Professor of Greek, Cultural Anthropology & Linguistics (1965-1981)
  • Field Experience:
    • Feasibility Studies and Consultation in Translation & Linguistics for Pioneer Bible Translators: 1981—2010: Papua New Guinea, Zaire, Liberia, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Tanzania and Guinea, Ukraine, Russia, the Netherlands, Germany, England, Scotland, Italy, Hungary and Ukraine, Thailand & India and US and Canada

MEMBERSHIPS

  • International Forum of Bible Agencies (from its founding in 1989)

 

1986Editor of Series: New Testament Greek for Biblical Studies, Lincoln Christian College Press.
1986Part-time editor with Eugene Nida and Johannes Louw of The Greek English Lexicon: Based on Semantic Domains, UBS.
1972Dissertation: Empirical Evidences and Theoretical Interpretations of Greek Phonology: Prolegomena for a Theory of Sound Patterns in the Hellenistic Greek Koine  Indiana University.
1990“Finishing the Task”, & “Strategy in Mission” in Completing the Task of World Evangelism. College Press, Joplin, Mo.
2001“God Rules, Man Chooses”, “Embracing Earth’s Multi-Cultural Mosaic”, “Access for All: A Key Dilemma for 21st Century Believers” and “Artificial Intelligence, DNA and Family History: Who Are You Really?” contributions to Reflections in The Christian Standard.