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Sec. 20: Faculty & Staff

Administration, Faculty & Staff

 

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM

Curt Watke, PhD; President
Keith Barrows, PhD; Chief Development Officer
Stan Smith, DMin; University Chaplain
Sam Hallman, DMin; Director, Missional Partnerships

ADMINISTRATORS

Sarah Ashley, EdD(p); Dean, Online Education
Carol Olsen, JD, PhD; Dean, The Missional College
Kerry McRoberts, D.Min.; Dean, School of Missional Practice
Tiffany Combs-Boykin, PhD; Dean, School of Community Ministry
Noemí Montiel, DMA; Dean, School of Creative Expression
Eric Tangumonkem, PhD; Dean, School of Ecological Mission
Hughson Ong, PhD; Dean, School of Theological Studies
Matthew Michael, PhD; Dean, Theological College of Africa
Vinod John, PhD; Dean, Theological College of Asia
Vacant; Dean, Theological College of Latin America
Ellen Farrar: Director, Human Resources
John Gartrell, BS; Director, Information Technology
Robert Oswald, CPA; Director, Finance & Bursar

FACULTY

Kenndy Adarkwa, PhD
Professor of Evangelism, Spiritual Warfare Specialist
International Experience:  Ghana, Germany & USA
PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Fort Worth, TX; MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX; BA, Mid-Continent University, Mayfield, KY

Stamenka Antonova, PhD
Professor of Early Christianity, 
Historical Apologetics Specialist
International Experiences: Bulgaria, Germany, Israel, Italy, USA, UK
PhD, New Testament and Early Christianity, Department of Religion, Columbia University, New York, NY; Graduate study, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany; Advanced Hebrew Language Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel; BA, Religion & Biblical Literature and Economics, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Prof. Rick Beeman, MA
Professor in Film Production, Screenwriting & Acting Specialist 

International Experience: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, USA
MA, Film Aesthetics & Production, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA; BS, Double Major: Journalism and Broadcasting, Evangel University, Springfield, MO

Sean Benesh, DMin
Professor of Urban Missions, Urban Church Planting Specialist

International Experiences: Canada, Mexico
Doctoral Studies, Urban Planning and Community Development, Portland State University, Portland, OR; DMin, Transformational Leadership for the Global City, Bakke Graduate University, Seattle, WA; MA, Church Planting and Church Growth, Simpson University, Redding, CA; BA, Pastoral Ministries and Biblical Studies, Grace University, Omaha, NE

Froswa’ Booker-Drew, PhD
Professor of Nonprofit Leadership, Community Engagement Specialist

International Experience: USA
PhD, Leadership & Change, Antioch University Midwest, Yellow Springs, OH; MLA, Humanities/Ethnic Studies, Oklahoma City University, Okla City, OK; BA, History (Pre-Law) & English, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

Tiffany Combs-Boykin, MSW, PhD 
Professor of Social Ministry, At Risk Youth Specialist
International Experience: USA
PhD, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN, MDiv, Concentration in Missions & Evangelism, Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, GA; MSW, Concentrations in Individual, Child, Family & Group; Clark Atlanta University,Atlanta, Ga; BA, Social Work, Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, NC

David Brazzeal, M.Mus.
Instructor in Missional Arts, Prayer & Spiritual Formation Specialist
International Experience:  Brazil, French Caribbean, Canada, France, USA 
MMus, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX; BMus, Samford University, Birmingham, AL

John Brittain, PhD
Professor of Missional Disciplemaking, Church Health Specialist

International Experience: USA
PhD, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA; ThM, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA; MA, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA; BGS, Leavell College, New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

Celeste Bryson, PhD
Professor of Behavioral Healthcare, Mental Health Specialist 

International Experience: USA
PhD, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN; MS, Wilmington University, New Castle, DE; BS, Goldey-Beacom College, Wilmington, DE

Tracey Carrillo, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Rangeland & Wildlife Ecology, 
Agricultural Sustainability Specialist
International Experience: Mexico, Philippines & USA
PhD, Agronomy, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM; MS, Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM; BS, Rangeland Management/Wildlife Sciences, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX

Nicholas Cofie, PhD
Professor of Global Health, 
Population Studies Specialist
International Experience: Canada, Ghana, USA
PhD, Sociology, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada; MA, Sociology, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada; MPhil, Population Studies, University of Ghana, Legion Boundary, Accra, Ghana; BA (Honours), Sociology and Political Science, University of Ghana, Legon Boundary, Accra, Ghana

Wes Cohoon, DMin, BCCC, PC
Professor of Pastoral Care, Healthcare Chaplaincy Specialist

International Experience: USA
DMin, Logsdon Seminary, Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, TX; MDiv, Liberty Theological Seminary, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA; BS, Religion, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

Tari Colon, PsyD (candidate)
Instructor in Criminal Justice, Community Policing Specialist

International Experience: USA
PsyD, University of the Rockies, Denver, CO; MA, Criminal Justice Management, Saint Leo University, St. Leo, FL; MBA, Saint Leo University, St. Leo, FL; BBA, Northwood University, Midland, MI

Terry Coy, PhD
Professor of Theology & Culture, Church Planter Management Specialist
International Experiences: Canada, Chile, India, Lebanon, Mexico, Turkey, USA
PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX; MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX; BS, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK

Getachew Demisse, PhD
Professor of GeoMission, Geoinformatics Specialist

International Experience:  Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Japan, Peru, Rwanda, South Africa, USA  
PhD,  Information Systems, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; MS, Geo-information Science and Earth Observation, International Institute for Geo-information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands; BS, Haramaya University (formerly Alemaya University of Agriculture), Alemaya, Ethiopia

Samuel Dira, PhD
Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Ethnographic Research Specialist
International Experience: England, Ethiopia & USA
PhD, Washington State University, Pullman, WA; MA, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; BA, Addis Ababa University, Adids Ababa, Ethiopia

Mofolusho Falade, PhD
Professor of Global Health, 
Infectious Disease Specialist
International Experience:  Australia, Brazil, Cameroon, England, Germany, India, Kenya, Netherlands, Nigeria, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, USA
PhD, Parasitology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria; Pre-Doctoral Training, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, Netherlands; MS, Zoology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria; BS, Zoology, University of Ilorin, Nigeria

Matthew Farlow, PhD
Professor of Cultural Theology, Reconciliation & Justice Specialist
International Experiences: England, Scotland, USA
PhD, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland, UK; ThM, Multnomah Biblical Seminary, Multnomah University, Portland, OR; BA, University of California Davis, Davis, CA

Gary Fujino, PhD
Professor of Diaspora Studies, Asian Diaspora Specialist
International Experience: Brazil, Japan, Peru & USA
PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX; Graduate Certificate, Biblical Studies, Multnomah School of the Bible, Portland, OR; BFA, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Wilton Gleaton, PhD
Professor of Public Safety, Homeland Security Specialist

International Experience: Afghanistan, Iraq, USA
PhD, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN; MA, American Military University, Charles Town, WV; BS, Criminal Justice, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

Amanda Graham, EdD, LPC, CASC, MAC, NCC
Professor of Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling 
Specialist
InternationalExperience: USA
EdD, Argosy University, Sarasota, FL; MRC, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; BS, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN

Thomas Grafton, PhD
Professor of Biblical Studies, 
Biblical Health & Healing Specialist
International Experiences: France, Ivory Coast, USA
PhD, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY; MA, Asbury Theological Seminary,Wilmore, KY; BA, Knox College, Galesburg, IL

J. L. Guerriero, MSW, EdD, LCSW
Professor of Social Ministry, Ethnotheatre & Drama Therapy Specialist

International Experience: Spain, Sweden, USA
EdD, Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL; Graduate studies, Drama Therapy, Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL; MSW, SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY; BA, Theatre, Performance Concentration, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Karen Hatley, PhD
Professor of Missional Leadership, Collaboration & Networking Specialist

International Experience: Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, Niger, Oman, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, USA
PhD, Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX; Graduate Study, International Institute of Biblical Studies, Arab Gulf Branch, Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary, UAE; MDiv, Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University, Waco, TX; BS, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

Deborah Hersha, PhD
Professor of Urban Ecology, 
Urban Farming Specialist
International Experience:  Australia, Bahamas, Chile, USA
PhD, Environment & Natural Resources, School of Environment & Natural Resources, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; MS, Biology, University of Akron, Akron, OH; BS, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Vinod John, PhD
Senior Professor of Missional & Social Theology, Asian Theology Specialist
International Experiences: Canada, India, Singapore, South Korea, USA
PhD, Mission & Evangelization Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY, USA; MA, Sociology, Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, India; ThM, Missiology, Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, India; BDiv (MDiv), Theological Studies, Faith Theological Seminary, Manakala, India; BS, Meerut University, Meerut, India

Celucien Joseph, PhD, PhD
Professor of African & African-American Studies, Race & Religion Specialist

International Experience: Haiti, USA & Zambia
PhD, University of Pretoria, South Africa; PhD, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX; ThM, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX; MDiv, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY; MA, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY; BA, Baptist College of Florida, Graceville, FL

Greg Kame, DTh
Professor of Social Theology, Political Ethics Specialist

International Experiences: Belgium, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, France, Germany, Ghana, Netherlands, Nigeria, South Africa, Switzerland, UK, USA
MBA, (in progress), Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA, USA; DTh, Systematic Theology, University of South Africa,  Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa; Doctoral studies, VU University, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Diploma in African Leadership, Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa; MA, Biblical Studies, West Africa Seminary, Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria; BTh, Theology, Cameroon Baptist Theological Seminary, Ndu, North West, Cameroon

Fergus King, DTh
Professor of New Testament Mission, 
Sociocultural Interpretation Specialist
International Experiences: Australia, Botswana, Caribbean, England, Kenya, Malawi, Scotland, South Africa, Tanzania, Venezuela, Zambia
DTh, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa; MA (Hons), Classical Studies, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland; BDiv (Hons) [MDiv equivalent], Edinburgh Theological College, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland

Michael King, MA
Instructor in African Studies

Educational Liaison, Theological College of Africa
International Experience: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cyprus, Egypt, Ghana, Guinea, Israel, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, NigerNigeria, Rwanda, Scandinavia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaire, Eastern Europe, Taiwan, Central & South America, Middle East & North Africa, USA, Zanzibar Island
Graduate Certificate in TESOL/ESL, Alliant International University, San Diego, CA; MA, Vermont College of Norwich University, Montpelier, VT; MA, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; BA,UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Dana Knighten, MSW, DSW, LCSW
Professor of Social Ministry, Social Work Practice Specialist 

International Experience: USA
DSW, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN; MSW, Southern University, New Orleans, LA; BA, Social Work, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA

Kenneth Larimore, MSW, DMin, PhD, LISW-Supr
Senior Professor of Christian Social Work, Family Studies Specialist

International Experience: Costa Rica, Peru, USA
PhD, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN; DMin, Marriage & Family Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA; MSW, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; MDiv, Pastoral Care & Counseling, Lincoln Christian Seminary, Lincoln, IL; MA, Pastoral Care & Counseling, Lincoln, IL; BTh, Kentucky Christian College, Grayson, KY; BA, Bible, Kentucky Christian College, Grayson, KY

Christo Lombard, D.Th.
Distinguished Professor of Missional Ethics & Moral Theology, Reconciliation Studies Specialist

International Experience:  Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Namibia, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA 
Doctor of Theology, University of Western Cape, Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa; Postgraduate Studies, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands; Postgraduate Studies, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland; MTh, Master of Theology, Systematic Theology, University of Western Cape, Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa; Licenciate in Theology, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa; BTh, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa; BA, Philosophy,  University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa; BA, Psychology & Hebrew,  University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Min “Mark” Ma, M.Litt.
Professor of TESOL & Linguistics, International Education Specialist
International Experience: China, England, Canada & USA 
MLitt, University of Oxford, UK; MEd, St Mary’s University, Nova Scotia, Canada; Diploma, Linguistic Studies, Trinity Western University, British Columbia, Canada; BEd, Lanzhou Petro-Chemical College, Langzhou, Gansu, China

John Marriott, PhD
Professor of Missional Apologetics, New Religious Movements Specialist
International Experience: Canada, Central America, Eastern Europe, USA
PhD, Intercultural Studies, Biola University, La Mirada, CA; MA, MA, Philosophy, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, La Mirada, CA; MA, Apologetics, Biola University, La Mirada, CA; BEd, Nipissing University, North Bay, Ontario, Canada; BS, Sports Management, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA; Certificate in Biblical Studies, Emmaus Bible College, Dubuque, IA

Ignatius Meimaris, DMin
Professor of Marketplace Ministry, Business as Mission Specialist

International Experience: Greece, USA
DMin, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, MA; MEd, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; MRE, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, MA , BA, Malone College, Canton, OH

James Mitchell, PhD
Professor of Ethnomusicology, Asian Music Specialist

International Experience: Australia, China, Indonesia, Laos, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, UK
PhD, Ethnomusicology, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia; Graduate Diploma of Arts (Hons Class II Division), English Literature, University of Sydney, Sydney, Austrlia; Teaching Certificate, New South Wales Department of Education, Sydney, Australia; Graduate Diploma of Education (Music), University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia; BA, Music, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Matthew Michael, PhD
Senior Professor of Old Testament Mission, African Theology Specialist
International Experiences: England, Germany, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, USA
PhD, Old Testament, ECWA Theological Seminary, Jos, Nigeria; Doctoral Seminars, Bengelhaus/Protestant Department, Tuebingen University, Tuebingen, Germany; Doctoral Seminars, Dpts of Old and New Testaments, Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa; MABS, Old Testament, ECWA Theological Seminary, Jos, Nigeria; BA, in Theology, Missions, ECWA Theological Seminary, Jos, Nigeria

Noemí Montiel, DMA
Professor of Ethnodoxology, Latin American Music Specialist

International Experience: Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala, Haiti, Italy, Mexico, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, South Africa, USA, Uruguay
DMA, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Forth Worth, TX; MMus, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Forth Worth, TX; BA, Music and Spanish, Lee University, Cleveland, TN

Matthew Murphy, DMin
Professor of Missional Living, Missional Community Specialist

International Experiences: Dominican Republic, Mexico, Taiwan, Thailand, USA
DMin, George Fox Evangelical Seminary, Portland, OR; MDiv, Alliance Theological Seminary, Nyack, NY; BA, Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH

Paul Neeley, PhD
Senior Professor of Ethnomusicology, African Music Specialist

International Experience: Latin America, Asia, Africa, USA
PhD, Ethnomusicology and African Music Studies, University of Ghana, West Africa; MA, Interdisciplinary Studies (Ethnomusicology, Linguistics, Anthropology), University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX; BA, Social Sciences, Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, CO

Debra Newell, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Gerontology, Community Health Specialist 

International Experience: Brazil, England, France, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, USA
PhD, Preventative Medicine and Community Health, Sociomedical Sciences and Health Services Research emphasis, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, TX; MS, Gerontology, Baylor University, Waco, TX; Graduate courses, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO; BS, Human Ecology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Magdalene Ngeve, PhD
Instructor in Marine & Marshland Ecology, 
Biodiversity & Ecosystems Specialist
International Experience:  Belgium, Cameroon, Germany, USA
PhD (c), 
Biology, Vrije Universiteit, Brussels, Belgium; MS, Biology: Environment, Biodiiversity, and Ecosystems, Vrije Universiteit, Brussels, Belgium; BS, Zoology, University of Buea, Buea, South West Province, Cameroon

Kevin O’Brien, PhD
Professor of Judaic Studies, Hebrew Bible Specialist

International Experience: Australia, England, France, New Zealand, Spain, USA
PhD, Hebrew Bible, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK; MPhil, Biblical Studies, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK; PhD (ABD), Comparative Religion, University of Missouri-Kansas City, MO; MDiv, Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO; BA, Religion, Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID

Carol Olsen, JD, PhD
Professor of Immigration Services, American Legal Immigration Issues Specialist
International Experience:  Belgium, Bosnia, Mexico & USA
PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; JD, University of Denver; MBS, Dallas Theological Seminary; BA, Colorado State University

Hughson Ong, PhD
Professor of New Testament Mission, 
Sociolinguistic & Linguistic Interpretation Specialist
International Experiences: Canada, Philippines, USA
PhD, Christian Theology (New Testament), McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; MTS, Biblical Studies, Taylor Seminary, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; MABS, Trinity Theological Seminary, Newburgh, IN [extension site in the Philippines]; BS, Industrial Engineering, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines

Olivia Owusu-Boakyewaah, MSW, PhD
Professor of Social Ministry, Immigrant & Refugee Social Work Specialist

International Experience: Ghana, USA
PhD, Allied Health Professions, Gerontology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA; MSW, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA; Graduate Certificate in Aging Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA; BA, Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Mick Pope, PhD
Professor of Environmental Mission, 
Ecotheology & Ecomissiology Specialist
International Experience:  Australia, South Africa
PhD, 
Meteorology, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, AU; Graduate Studies, South African Theological Seminary, Bryanston, Gauteng, ZA; Scholar in Theology Certificate, Tyndale College, Sydney, New South Wales, AU; Graduate Diploma in Meterorology, Bureau of Meteorology, Sydney, New South Wales, AU; MS, Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Sydney, New South Wales, AU; BS, Honours, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, AU

Charles Ramsey, PhD
Professor of Islamic Studies, Southeast Asian Religions Specialist 

International Experience: Bhutan, Brazil, China, England, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Pakistan, USA
PhD, Religious Studies, University of Birmingham, England; Post-Graduate Certificate, Poverty Reduction: Policy and Practice, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, England; MA, Theology, History of Religion/World Religion, Baylor University, Waco, TX, USA; BA, University Scholars Program, Baylor University, Waco, TX, USA

Nicole Rankine, PhD
Professor of Global Health, 
Community Health & Epidemiology Specialist
International Experience:  Canada, Kenya, South Africa, USA
PhD, Public Health, Community Health Education, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN, USA; MS, Public Health, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN, USA; MS, Biology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA, BS, Biology, University of Georgia, Atlanta, GA, USA

Candace Reno, PhD
Professor of Molecular Biology, 
Medical Physiology Specialist
International Experience:  Mexico, USA
PhD, Molecular Cell Biology, Washington University in St. Louis, MO, USA; MS, Biology, California State University, San Bernardino, CA, USA; BS, Biology, California State University, San Bernardino, CA, USA

Wayne Rhodes, PhD, LPC, LMFT
Commander, US Navy Chaplain (retired)
Professor of Chaplaincy, Psychology & Theology Specialist 
International Experience: Guam, Japan, USA
PhD, Saybrook University, Oakland, CA; Doctoral Studies, Ministry, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX; MA, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX; Masters Studies, Psychology, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI; MDiv, Illif School of Theology, Denver, CO; Masters Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY; BA, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI

Hal Scott, PhD, BCC
Commander, US Navy Chaplain (retired)
Professor of Military Ministry, Military & Veteran Health Specialist
International Experience: Africa, Haiti, South America, USA
PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX; MBA, Trident University International, Cypress, CA; MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX; BA, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

David Simmons, DMin, BCC
Professor of Hospice & Palliative Care, End-of-Life Care Specialist

International Experience: USA
DMin, 
Pastoral Skills, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, MA; MHA, (in progress), Penn State University, Harrisburg, PA; MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX; BS, English Education, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

G. Phillip Smith, DMin
Professor of Urban Mission, Social Media Evangelism Specialist

International Experiences: North Africa, Middle East including Egypt & Jordan  
DMin, Missional Leadership, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA; Master of Divinity, Church Planting (International Track), New Orleans Baptist Theo. Seminary, New Orleans, LA; BS, Learning Foundations, Union University, Jackson, TN

Nad Tad, DO, DABFM, FAAFP
Professor of Medical Mission, 
Global Health & Family Medicine Specialist
International Experience:  Bahrain, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Haiti, Mexico, Morroco, Philippines, Sudan, USA
DO, School of Ostepathic Medicine, Rowan University (UMDNJ), Stratford, NJ, USA; BS, Biology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

Eric Tangumonkem, PhD
Senior Professor of Environmental Mission, 
Geoscience & Earth Science Specialist
International Experience:  Cameroon, USA
PhD, Geosciences, University of Texas at Dallas, TX, USA; MBA, (in progress), University of Texas at Dallas, TX, USA; MS, Earth Sciences, University of Yaoundé 1, Yaoundé, Cameroon; BS (Honors), Geology, University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon

Karl Taylor, PhD (candidate)
Instructor in Correctional Ministry, Correctional Chaplaincy Specialist

International Experience: USA
PhD, (candidate), Capella University, Minneapolis, MN; MDiv, Morehouse School of Religion, Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, GA; MA, Church Music, Morehouse School of Religion, Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, GA; BA, Biblical Education, Beulah Heights University, Atlanta, GA

George Terry, DMin, PhD
Senior Professor of Buddhist Studies, Animism & Folk Religion Specialist 

International Experience: Indonesia, Malaysia, USA  
PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX; DMin, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC; MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX; BA, Columbia Bible College, Columbia, SC

Darryl Tukufu, PhD
Senior Professor of Christian Sociology, Urban Studies S
pecialist
International Experience: USA
PhD, Sociology with Community Organization & Social Change Specialization, University of Akron, Akron, OH; MA, Urban Studies with Public Administration Specialization, University of Akron, Akron, OH; BA, Social Studies, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH

Anthony Wallace, DPH (candidate)
Instructor in Global Health, 
Epidemiology Specialist
International Experience:   USA
DPH (candidate), Epidemiology, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN; EdSpec. (in progress), Walden University, Minneapolis, MN; MA, Human Services Counseling, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA; BS, Health & Wellness, Kaplan University, Davenport, IA

Prof. Ceci Mengyin Wang
Professor of Visual Media & Design, Studio Art Specialist

International Experience: Canada, China, Germany, USA
MFA, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY; BFA, Graphic Design, Utah State University, Logan, UT

Dr. Curt Watke, PhD
President of Missional University; Professor of Missiology & Evangelism

International Experience:  Canada, Colombia, England, France, Germany & USA
PhD, Evangelism & Missions, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX; MDiv, Biblical Theological Seminary, Hatfield, PA; MABS, Biblical Theological Seminary, Hatfield, PA

Melinda Whitman, JD, PhD (candidate)
Senior Professor of Criminal Justice, Business Forensics Specialist
International Experience: USA
PhD (c), Northcentral University, Prescott Valley, AZ; JD, School of Law, Washburn University, Topeka, KS; MS, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; BAS, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

Roland Wilson, M.D.
Professor of Medical Mission, 
Medical Physiology Specialist
International Experience:  USA
MD, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN, USA; Graduate Studies, Human Physiology, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, USA; BS, Pre-Med, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, USA; Undergraduate Studies, University of Denver, Denver, CO, USA

Steve Winiarski, PhD
Professor of Greek Language & Literature, 
Biblical Intertextuality Specialist
International Experiences: USA
PhD, New Testament Studies, Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary, Cordova, TN; MDiv, Mid America Baptist Theological Studies, Cordova, TN; BRE, Davis College, Johnson City, NY