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Faculty | Doctor of Intercultural Studies

Katrina Greene

  • Program Director of Doctor of Intercultural Studies
  • Associate Professor of Anthropology and Intercultural Studies

  • Ph.D., American University
  • B.S.F.S. (Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service), Georgetown University

Katrina Greene directs the International Development Minor and Emphasis/Concentration within the Cook School of Intercultural Studies (CSICS). She is a socio-cultural and applied anthropologist who has conducted ongoing field research among women, including female entrepreneurs, in the black townships of Cape Town, South Africa since 1997, including doctoral research as a Fulbright Scholar...

Research Interests

  • Developmental and applied anthropology
  • Black economic empowerment in South Africa
  • Economic anthropology
  • Gender and community development issues

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Alan McMahan

  • Professor of Intercultural Studies

  • Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Th.M., Asbury Theological Seminary
  • M. Div., Alliance Theological Seminary
  • B.S., Nyack College

Alan McMahan served in Indonesia and the U.S. and has extensive experience in equipping church leaders and cross-cultural professionals in the areas of missiology, cross-cultural ministry, church growth, leadership, organizational development and evangelism. He has been active in training undergraduate and graduate students including mid-career professionals, Bible school teachers, pastors and...

Research Interests

  • Developing leaders to turn around plateaued churches.
  • Rapidly growing urban churches in Asia
  • Understanding successful leadership patterns in multi-ethnic churches
  • Re-examining receptivity theory in light of contemporary research into epidemiology (or the spread of infectious diseases and the diffusion of innovations)
  • Exploring the frontier of systemic church growth interventions
  • Understanding and predicting effective transformational leadership development experiences and examining these practices in various cultural contexts
  • Developing a new missiological toolkit for globalized, urban missions
  • Understanding people group strategies in the contexts of hybridity and diasporas

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Jane Rhoades

  • Program Director of Intercultural Education Studies
  • Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies

  • Ph.D. Intercultural Education, Biola University
  • M.A. Ministerial Studies, Global University

Jane Rhoades is a faculty member in the Intercultural Studies Graduate Department at Cook School of Intercultural Studies. She lived and worked in various countries of Africa for 26 years serving in a mission organization primarily working with and serving African missionaries and developing staff development and member care programs for the organization and several indigenous mission agencies....


  • Cross-Cultural Teaching and Learning
  • Curriculum Design for Intercultural Contexts
  • Comparative Human Development
  • Developing a Literature Review
  • Dissertation Proposal
  • Orientation to Graduate Studies
  • Cross-Cultural Leadership, 
  • Culture and Transformation
  • Research Design

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Jamie Sanchez

  • Chair, Graduate Department of Intercultural Studies
  • Program Director, PhD. & MA Intercultural Studies
  • Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies

PhD, Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought, Virginia Tech

Master of Divinity, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary

Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies, Union University

Bachelor of Business Administration, New Mexico State University

Jamie N. Sanchez, PhD is a tenured Associate Professor, Graduate Department Chair, and Program Director for the PhD and MA in Intercultural Studies. Dr. Sanchez’s research focuses on refugee studies. She is currently conducting collaborative research funded by an external grant. Dr. Sanchez teaches courses on research methodology, refugee studies, and supervises doctoral dissertations.



Research Interests

  • Critical Refugee Studies
  • China Area Studies

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