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

  • Stephen J. Barber

    • Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics
    • Co-Director, Biola Summer Institute of Linguistics Program
  • Rick Floyd

    • Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics
    • Co-Director, Biola Summer Institute of Linguistics Program
    • Adjunct Professor of Modern Languages
  • Michael Lessard-Clouston

    • Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL
  • John Liang

    • Professor of TESOL
  • Katherine Purgason

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

Faculty Emeriti

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