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Faculty | M.A. in Intercultural Studies

Kevin Pittle

  • Chair, Undergraduate Department of Intercultural Studies

  • Ph.D., Florida State University
  • M.S., Florida State University
  • B.A., Florida State University

Kevin Pittle is Chair of the Anthropology Department, Program Director for the undergraduate Cultural Anthropology concentration in Intercultural Studies, and is coordinator for both the Anthropology minor and the minor in Social Justice, Human Rights and Conflict Transformation. His primary academic interests center on three broad themes: (1) worldview studies (cultural knowledge,...

Research Interests

  • Worldview
  • Cultural Continuity, Change & Innovation
  • Social Justice Action & Advocacy
  • Conflict & Conflict Transformation
  • Interreligious Peacemaking
  • Middle Eastern and South Asian Migrants
  • Folk & Popular Islam
  • Emerging Post-Secular Spiritualities

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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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Michal Meulenberg

  • Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies

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....

Courses

  • 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.


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Courses

Research Interests

  • Critical Refugee Studies
  • China Area Studies

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Tom Sappington

  • Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies

  • Th.D., Wycliffe College, University of Toronto
  • M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • B.A., University of California, San Diego

Tom Sappington was involved in pastoral ministry for nine years before being called to ministry in the predominantly Muslim country of Indonesia, where he and his wife served for 15 years in Central Java. During his years in Indonesia, he taught various courses in New Testament, Spiritual Conflict and Pastoral Ministry at six branches of the Evangelical Theological Seminary of Indonesia. In...

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Allen Yeh

  • Professor of Intercultural Studies and Missiology

  • D.Phil., Oxford University
  • M.Th., Edinburgh University
  • M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Yale University

Allen Yeh is tenured Professor of Intercultural Studies and Missiology. His areas of geographical expertise are Latin America and China. He also has other academic interests in Gen Z, history, classical music, homiletics, social justice, the California missions, the Maya, and biographical interest in Jonathan Edwards (America's greatest theologian) and Adoniram Judson (America's first...

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