Although my background was not in culture anthropology, from the beginning when I was an MA student, Dr. Steffen coached me regarding the courses that would enhance my career path. This continued through the doctorate.  The doctorate from Cook has opened doors for me throughout the world where an advanced degree is not only valued but is a prerequisite to having a voice and influence. The degree has positioned me uniquely in both ministry and business projects. Today I am a Fellow in the International Academy for Intercultural Research and a Fulbright scholar in cultural anthropology. Thank you CSIS!

Robert Strauss, D.Miss., 2008

Robert Strauss is Managing Partner, Global Perspectives Consulting. Robert earned his Doctor of Missiology degree from Biola University in 2008. Now he is Lead Faculty of Communication at Regis University in Denver, Colorado and is a Managing Partner for Global Perspectives Consulting, which provides intercultural competence training for business executives who work across cultures.

Cook School of Intercultural Studies offers three doctoral programs:

Some of these programs are available at our extension sites in Kiev, Ukraine and Chiang Mai, Thailand, or are available in a modular course format. See the specific program pages for more details.

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