Documents

Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Nebraska
  • D.Min., Carey Theological College
  • D.E.A., Faculté Libre de Théologie Evangélique
  • M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • B.A., Biola College

Biography

Richard Starcher served as a pastor in rural Nebraska and as a missionary in Africa for 20 years. He taught at the Goyongo Bible Institute in Zaire, at the Bangui Evangelical School of Theology in the Central African Republic and at the Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology in Kenya where he also served as Dean of Extension Studies. He continues to teach and serve as an educational consultant in Africa. He is particularly interested in research methods and in exploring models for equipping leaders for the majority world Church. He also edits Missiology: An International Review, the official journal of the American Society of Missiology.

Affiliations

  • American Society of Missiology: Editor-in-Chief, Missiology: An International Review (2011-present)
  • Evangelical Missiological Society: Editor, EMS Dissertation Series (2008-2011)
  • International Association of Mission Studies
  • Association of Professors of Mission
  • International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education
  • United States Distance Learning Association
  • Evangelical Free Church of America Ministerial Association

Publications (Selected)

Books

  • Starcher, Richard L. (2010). Africans in pursuit of a theology doctoral: Doctoral program design in a non-Western context. Saarbrücken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.
  • Starcher, Richard L., & Anguandia, Enosh A. (2008). Textbooks for theological education in Africa: An annotated bibliography. Bukuru, Plateau State, Nigeria: ACTS.

Articles

  • Hong, Eunice and Starcher, R. (2021). Asian American Students’ Experience of Race at a Southern California Christian University. Journal of Research on Christian Education. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/10656219.2021.1980473
  • Dzubinski, Leanne M., Lewis Hall, M. Elizabeth, & Starcher, Richard L. (2020). The Stained-Glass Partition: Cross-Sex Collegial Relationships in Christian Academia. Christian Higher Education. DOI: 10.1080/15363759.2020.1756532
  • Starcher, Richard L. Perceptions of the Past and Schooling for Missionary Kids: An Introduction to the Dialogue on Sacred Children and Colonial Subsidies. (2019). Missiology: An International Review 47(4): 422-424. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0091829619875943
  • Dzubinski, Leanne M., & Starcher, Richard L. (2019). The Stained-glass Partition. Paper presented at the Advancing Women in Leadership Conference, April 9, Costa Mesa, CA.
  • Hong, Eunice C., Starcher, Richard L., & Shin, Patrick. (2019). Asian American Students’ Experience of Race at a Southern California Christian University. Paper presented at the Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference, February 26, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Starcher, Richard L., Dzubinski, Leanne M., & Sanchez, Jamie. (2018). Rigorous Missiological Research Using Qualitative Inquiry. Missiology: An International Review 46(1): 50-66
  • Shakwelele, George, & Starcher, Richard. (2018). Ancestor Veneration Among the Bisa of Zambia: An Ethnographic Study. Paper presented at the Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference, February 27, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Starcher, Richard L., Huber, Phillip C., Jennings, J. Nelson, Hartley, Benjamin L., Nassbaum, Stan, & Burrows, William R. (2017). Perspectives on the Missiological Legacy of Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation. Missiology: An International Review 45(4): 374-395. https://doi.org/10.1177/0091829617731594
  • Starcher, Richard L., Dzubinski, Leanne M., & Sanchez, Jamie. (2017). Rigorous Missiological Research Using Qualitative Inquiry. Paper presented at the American Society of Missiology, June 17, Wheaton, IL.
  • Kinoshita, Glen, & Starcher, Richard L. (2017). A Step toward Racial Reconciliation: Diversifying a Mandatory Co-Curricular Conference. Paper presented at the Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference, January 30, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Starcher, Richard L. (2016). The Viability of the Doctor of Missiology Degree: The DMiss is Dead; Long Live the DMiss! First Fruits Press, Wilmington, KY. https://place.asburyseminary.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1054&context=firstfruitspapers pp. 157-184.
  • Starcher, Richard L. (2016). S’engager au moyen de la publication académique. Plenary presentation at the organizational conference of the Missiological Society of Central Africa, July 28, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Rotich, Cathleen Chepkorir, & Starcher, Richard L. (2016). Traditional Marriage Education Among the Kipsigis of Kenya with Application to Local Church Ministry in Urban Africa. Mission Studies 33(1): 49-65.
  • Starcher, Richard L., Dzubinski, Leanne M., Akridge, Mariah, Daniel, Jacob, Rhoades, Jane, & Umer, Habtamu. (2016). Faculty attitudes toward their students in regard to entitlement. Paper presented at the Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference, February 2016 in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Starcher, Richard L. (2015). Publishing in missiology. Panel participant at the National Meeting of the Evangelical Missiological Society, September 20, Dallas, TX.
  • Starcher, Richard L. (2015). Publishing in missiology. Panel moderator at the National Meeting of the American Society of Missiology, June 21, Wheaton, IL.
  • Starcher, Richard L. (2015). The Viability and Utility of the Doctor of Missiology degree. Paper presented at the National Meeting of the Association of Professors of Mission, June 18, Wheaton, IL.
  • Snider, Kimberly F., & Starcher, Richard L. (2013). Six Things to Know Before You Go. Evangelical Missions Quarterly 49(2): 176-183.
  • Starcher, Richard L. (2012). How higher education in the U.S. can inform missions’ diversification efforts. Mission Studies 29(2): 201-212.
  • Starcher, Richard L. (2012). How (not) to collaborate with a majority world church. Evangelical Missions Quarterly. 48(4): 416-423.
  • Starcher, Richard L. (2012). Blending technology and education. Paper presented at the National Meeting of the Association of Professors of Mission, June 14, Techny, IL.
  • Kim, Kyung Kyu (Isaac), & Starcher, Richard L. (2012). Cultivating intercultural leaders. International Journal of Leadership Studies 7(1): 71-86.
  • Hong, Eunice C., & Starcher, Richard L. (2012). Intergenerational church splits. Great Commission Research Journal 3(2): 218-235.
  • Starcher, Richard L. (2011). Qualitative research in missiological studies and practice. Dharma Deepika 15(2): 54-63.
  • Starcher, Richard L. (2011). Fostering an epistemology of doubt in a context of faith: Applying the Perry scheme to Christian higher education. Journal of Faith and the Academy 4(2): 33-38.
  • Ibengi, Roger D., & Starcher, Richard L. (2011). Missional leadership for the African church. Global Missiology: English 9(1). http://ojs.globalmissiology.or...
  • Starcher, Richard L. (2011). [Review of the book Handbook of theological education in world Christianity: Theological perspectives, ecumenical trends, regional surveys]. Evangelical Missions Quarterly 47(3): 380.
  • Additional Articles on CV

Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews

  • Africa
  • Cross-cultural Issues
  • Higher Education
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Missions
  • Online Teaching/learning
  • Teaching
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