DepartmentCook School of Intercultural Studies
Biola AffiliationsFaculty



  • Ph.D. Philosophy in Sociology University of North Texas
  • M.A. Sociology, minor in Anthropology University of North Texas
  • M.A. Biblical Studies Central American Theological Seminary
  • B.A. Sociocultural Studies, B.A. Spanish, Minor in TESOL Bethel College

Member of


  • Alpha Chi Inspirational Faculty Member — Fresno Pacific University — 2017
  • The Rudy Ray Seward Award for the Outstanding Sociology Masters Student — 2013
  • Achievement Scholarship — University of North Texas — 2011

Publications (Selected)

  • Huang, Lindsey A. (2019). Short-term mission trips: Developing the racial and ethnic consciousness of white participants. Journal of Sociology and Christianity. 9(2), 55-73.
  • Addressing the Neglect of Students of Color: The Strategy of Life Coaching.” McGill, J., Huang, L., Davis, E., Humphrey, D., Pak, J., Thacker, A., and J. Tom, Journal of Christianity and Sociology 8(1). 2018. 
  • The Prosperity Gospel and Individualistic Economic and Social Attitudes in Guatemala.” Huang, Lindsey A. and Gabe Ignatow. Interdisciplinary Journal for Research on Religion 13(10). 2017.
  • Can Short-Term Mission Trips Reduce Prejudice?" Johnson, Lindsey A. Journal for the Sociological Integration of Religion and Society 4(1). 2014.
  • Global System Theory and ‘Market-friendly’ Religion." Ignatow, Gabriel, Johnson, Lindsey, Madanipour, Ali. Globalizations, 1-15. 2014.
  • Market Religions’ and Postmodern Globalization Theory.” Ignatow, Gabriel and Lindsey Johnson. In Samir Dasgupta and Peter Kivisto (Eds.) Sociology of Postmodernism. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage. 2014.


  • Developing "Thick Skin": The Racialized Experiences of U.S. Religious Cross-Cultural Workers of Color serving with PWIs in International Settings. Huang, L. & Hernández, N. (2021, October 16). Social Scientific Study of Religion Conference, Portland, Oregon, October 2021. Virtual.
  • Toward an Understanding of the Intercultural Communication Experiences of Cross- Cultural Workers of Color. Huang, L. and Hernández, N. Southwest Regional Evangelical Missiological Society, California, March 2021. Virtual/asynchronous due to COVID-19.
  • A Case Study in International Doctoral Student and Supervisor Relationships: Going Above and Beyond. Dzubinski, L.M., Sanchez, J.N., Huang, L., Kim, J., & Wang, D. Conference for Academic Research in Education, Las Vegas, February 2020.
  • Social Science Contributions to an Understanding of Short Term Missions. Southwestern Social Sciences Association, November 2019.
  • Pacific Sociological Association. Presented on “Understanding Faith-Based Colleges and Universities’ Response to the Rescinding of DACA.” March 2018.
  • Christian Sociological Association Annual Conference. Presented on “Institutional Blindness: Rectifying the Invisibility of Racial and Ethnic Minority Students.” June 2017.
  • Lilly Community Scholarship Grant Recipient Team, Indiana Wesleyan University, Merrillville Campus. Presented on “First Generation College Students.” July 2016.
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Conference. Presented on “Gender Equality among Pentecostals in Guatemala: A Promising Future?” November 2015.
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Conference. Presented on “Prosperity Belief and Liberal Individualism: A Study of Economic and Social Attitudes in Guatemala.” November 2014.
  • American Sociological Association Annual Conference. Presented on “Socioeconomic Status and Prosperity Belief in Guatemala.” August 2014.
  • Association of Christians Teaching Sociology Annual Conference Presented on “The Racial and Ethnic Habitus: Implications from Short-Term Mission Trips.” June 2013.
  • Southwestern Social Science Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana. Presented on “Participation in Associational Life and Trust in Neighbors among Women in Guatemala.” March 2013.
  • Association of Christians Teaching Sociology Annual Conference. Presented on “Can Short-Term Mission Trips Reduce Prejudice?” June 2012.
  • Midwest Sociological Society Annual Conference. Presented on “Desecularizing Globalization Theory? Some Implications of Guatemalan Neo-Pentecostalism for Transnational Capitalist Class Theory.” March 2012.

Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews

  • Cross-Cultural Issues
  • Sociology
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