CEWA FACULTY & STAFF

Faculty


Robin P. Harris, Associate Professor

Center for Excellence in World Arts
PhD, University of Georgia, 2012; MA, Bethel University, 2007; MA, Columbia International University, 2001; BMus, Biola University, 1983.
Field work: Russian Federation (Siberia)
Languages spoken: Russian

Beth Argot, Assistant Professor

Center for Excellence in World Arts
DWS, The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies, 2016; MM, Ohio State University, 1984; BS, Messiah College, 1981.

Wendy Atkins, Instructor

Center for Excellence in World Arts
MA, GIAL, 2017; BMus, Houghton College, 1976
Field work: Central African Republic, DR Congo, Kenya, South Sudan, Uganda, Mozambique, Comoros Islands
Languages spoken: Pazande, French, Swahili, Lingala

Neil R. Coulter, Assistant Professor

Center for Excellence in World Arts
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2007; M.A., Kent State University, 2000; M.M., Kent State University, 2000; B.M., Wheaton College, 1997
Field work: Papua New Guinea
Languages spoken: Tok Pisin, Spanish, German

Hsiang-ning (Dora) Kung, Assistant Professor

Applied Anthropology —Center for Excellence in World Arts
Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2017; M.M., Manhattan School of Music, 2008; B.A., Soochow University, Taiwan (2005)
Field work: USA
Languages spoken: Mandarin

William (Bill) Harris, Adjunct Faculty

Center for Excellence in World Arts
MA, Communication (School of Television and Film), Regent University, 1991; MA, Intercultural Studies, Columbia International University, 1999; MA, Organizational Leadership, Azusa Pacific University, 2005

Katie Hoogerheide, Adjunct Faculty

Center for Excellence in World Arts
MA, World Arts, GIAL 2013; MMus, Western Michigan University 2003
Field work: Netherlands, Middle East
Languages spoken: Dutch

Brad Keating, Adjunct Faculty

Center for Excellence in World Arts
MA, GIAL, 2011; BMus, Arizona State University, 1997; BS, Arizona State University, 1992.
Field work: Nigeria

James R. Krabill, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Anthropology – Center for Excellence in World Arts
PhD, University of Birmingham (UK), 1989; MDiv, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, 1977; BA, Goshen College, 1974.
Field work: Côte d'Ivoire
Languages spoken: French

Michelle S. Petersen, Adjunct Faculty

Center for Excellence in World Arts
MA, GIAL, 2006; BA, University of Utah, 1988.
Field work: Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Senegal
Languages spoken: French, Jula

Laura Roberts, Adjunct Faculty

Center for Excellence in World Arts
MA, World Arts, GIAL; BA, Music (summa cum laude), Union University.
Field work: India, Indonesia
Languages spoken: Hindi, Urdu

Mary Beth Saurman, Adjunct Faculty

Center for Excellence in World Arts
PhD (ABD), Bern University (Switzerland); MA, Wheaton Graduate School, 1992; BASc, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, 1982.
Field work: Thailand
Languages spoken: Thai

Brian Schrag, Adjunct Faculty

Center for Excellence in World Arts
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 2005; MA, Wheaton College, 1987; BS, Brown University, 1984.
Field work: Congo
Languages spoken: French, Lingala, Mono

Julie Taylor, Adjunct Faculty

Center for Excellence in World Arts
PhD, Edinburgh University, 2002; MA, Wheaton College, 1992; BMus equivalent + Postgrad Diploma, Royal College of Music, London, England, 1979.
Field work: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, PNG, UK
Languages spoken: Kiswahili

Bethany Randolph, Associate Instructor

Center for Excellence in World Arts
World Arts Graduate Work, 2009, 2014; Bachelors of Social Work, Northwestern State University, 2007
Field work: Europe, Eurasia, Mainland Southeast Asia, Philippines
Languages spoken: Bulgarian

Todd Saurman, Associate Instructor

Center for Excellence in World Arts
PhD, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2013; MA, Wheaton College, 1992; BS, Slippery Rock University, 1983.
Field work: Mainland Southeast Asia; Consulting throughout Asia and Eurasia.
Languages spoken: Thai

Bryan Varenkamp, Associate Instructor

Center for Excellence in World Arts
MA, University of Texas at Arlington, 1987; BA, San Diego Christian College, 1982; BM, Baylor Univerisity, 1984.
Field work: Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Philippines, Thailand
Languages spoken: Napali, Eastern Tamang, Spanish, Hindi

Staff


Katie Hoogerheide

Associate Director of Dallas International's Center for Excellence in World Arts (CEWA)
MMus, Western Michigan University
katie_hoogerheide@diu.edu
(972) 708-7510

Wendy Atkins

Arts and Trauma Healing Liaison (CEWA)
BMus, Houghton, College
wendy_atkins@diu.edu
972-708-7702

Cory Cummins

Office Manager, Center for Excellence in World Arts
cory_cummins@sil.org, arts@sil.org
(972) 708-7517

Kevin Calcote

Arts Specialist, Archivist
kevin_calcote@sil.org
(214) 442-8538