CIS Faculty


Eric Bartels, Instructor

College of International Studies, Chair
MA, University of Texas at Arlington, 1979; BA, University of South Florida, 1972.
Field work: Togo, Benin, North Eurasia
Languages spoken: German, French, Russian

Shelley G. Ashdown, Assistant Professor

College of International Studies
DMiss, Biola University, 2001; MA, Assemblies of God Graduate School, 1980; BA, Southern California College, 1978.
Field work: Kenya
Languages spoken: Thai, Maa

Andy Eatough, Instructor

College of International Studies
MA, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1991; BA, Fresno State University, 1989.
Field work: East Asia
Languages spoken: Chinese, Nuosu, Spanish, Thai

Todd Scacewater, Assistant Professor

College of International Studies
PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary, 2017; ThM, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2012; MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2011; BA, Missouri Southern State University, 2008.
Languages spoken: Spanish

CJ Searsy, Instructor

College of International Studies
MA, University of Texas at Arlington, 1998; BA, Dallas Baptist University, 1992.
Field work: East Asia
Languages spoken: Mandarin


Richard Harman, Adjunct Faculty

College of International Studies
MS, Mississippi State University, 1977; BS, Texas A&M University, 1974
Field work: Indonesia, Asia
Languages spoken: Bahasa Indonesia

Brian Kelly, Adjunct Faculty

College of International Studies
MA, Dallas Theological Seminary, 2010; MA, Biola University, 2005; BS, California Polytechnic State University of San Luis Obispo, 1996.
Field work: St. Croix, Brazil, Angola, Tanzania, Azerbaijan, Thailand
Languages spoken: Portuguese

Glenn Lafitte, Adjunct Faculty

College of International Studies
PhD, Our Lady of the Lake University, 2017; MPH, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 1992; BS, Medical College of Georgia, 1978; BS, University of Georgia, 1975.
Field work: Ecuador, Mexico/US border
Languages spoken: Spanish

Anneke Painter, Adjunct Faculty

College of International Studies
MS, California State University at Fullerton, 2001; BA Intercultural Studies, Biola University, 1996.
Field work: Brazil