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

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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. She has also brought the training to several countries in Asia, Europe, the U.S., and South America. Jane teaches primarily intercultural education topics along with research writing courses. Her research interests are multicultural discussions, exploring the cultural impact on teaching methodologies and the impact of using alternative teaching methodologies. Jane completed her BSN at Biola, an M.A. from Global University, and her Ph.D. at Cook School of Intercultural Studies.


  • Evangelical Mission Society

  • Missio Nexus

  • Global Member Care Network

  • Association of Professor of Mission

  • Society of Cross-Cultural Research


  • Nehrbass, K., & Rhoades, J. (2021). Jesus’ use of experiential learning in the sending of the seventy: Implications for ministry practicums. Christian Education Journal, 18(1), 74–88.
  • Rhoades, J. E. (2018). Researching multilayered multicultural interaction in Africa using the video-stimulated recall research method. Sage Research Methods Cases, 2, 1–16.


    • Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference, Virtual. Presented on “Extended impact of teachers’ viewing and reflecting on video-recorded learning strategies in diverse classroom contexts.” June 2021.

    • Society of Cross-Cultural Research (SCCR) conference, Seattle. Presented on “Sociocultural factors impacting students cognitive and verbal participation across differences in discussion groups in Africa.” February 2020.

    • Association of Professors of Mission (APM) Conference, South Bend. Presented on “Maximizing multiethnic classrooms for nurturing patterns of deep interaction across differences for future service in multicultural teams.” June 2019.

    • Celebration of Scholarship and Research at Biola University, La Mirada. Presented on “Multicultural learning groups in Africa: Development of extended inclusive engagement of alternative ideas.” April 2018.

    • Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference, Las Vegas. Presented on “Using video-stimulated recall interviews in an African educational setting: Benefits and challenges.” February 2017.

    • A Reflection on Influences, Expressions, and Aspirations. Presented at Evangelical Missiological Society (EMS) Southwest Regional Meeting, Pasadena. Presented on “African-Shaped Multicultural Student Learning Groups in a Christian Higher Education Setting.” March 2017


    • 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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