Our faculty has over 100 years combined experience in cross-cultural ministry in virtually every part of the world and holds the highest degrees attainable in a variety of fields. In addition, our faculty takes the responsibility of mentoring our students seriously. Students interact with professors in a variety of contexts both in and out of the classroom.

Cook School of Intercultural Studies offers a community of faculty and students leading the way in 21st Century missions. These scholars are your co-laborers, offering real life experience in their fields.

Current Faculty

  • Bulus Galadima

    • Dean, Cook School of Intercultural Studies
  • Stephen J. Barber

    • Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics
    • Co-Director, Biola Summer Institute of Linguistics Program
  • Murray S. Decker

    • Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies
  • Leanne Dzubinski

    • Chair, Ph.D. Intercultural Education
    • Associate Professor of Intercultural Education and Studies
    • Program Director, Ph.D. Intercultural Education
  • Rick Floyd

    • Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics
    • Co-Director, Biola Summer Institute of Linguistics Program
    • Adjunct Professor of Modern Languages
  • Katrina T. Greene

    • Associate Professor of Anthropology and Intercultural Studies
  • Paul E. Langenwalter

    • Assistant Professor of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Michael Lessard-Clouston

    • Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL
  • John Liang

    • Professor of TESOL
  • David Shane Lowry

    • Associate Professor of Anthropology
  • Alan McMahan

    • Undergraduate Chair, Cook School of Intercultural Studies
    • Program Director Undergraduate Studies for Intercultural Studies
    • Professor of Intercultural Studies
  • Kenneth Nehrbass

    • Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies
    • Program Director, MA Intercultural Studies
  • Kevin D. Pittle

    • Associate Professor of Anthropology
    • Chair, Department of Anthropology
  • Katherine Purgason

    • Chair, Department of Applied Linguistics & TSEOL
    • Program Director, Applied Linguistics & TESOL
    • Professor of TESOL
  • Jamie Sanchez

    • Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies
    • Program Director, PhD Intercultural Studies
  • Thomas J. Sappington

    • Chair, Department of Missions and Intercultural Studies, Talbot School of Theology
    • Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies
  • Richard L. Starcher

    • Professor of Intercultural Education & Missiology
    • Associate Dean
    • Chair, Doctor of Intercultural Studies
  • Allen L. Yeh

    • Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies

Faculty Emeriti

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