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Retired volunteer Associate Instructor, Second Language and Culture Acquisition, Dallas International University, Dallas, Texas.
Methodist Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN; Nursing diploma (3-year program).
Graduated “With Distinction”, May 1968
Moody Bible Institute, Chicago IL; B. S. Nursing,
Graduated with honors, May 1972
Listed Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 1972.
American Camping Association certificate (in conjunction with Calvary Bible
College, Kansas City); Camp Forest Springs; Westboro, WI. Summer 1970.
SIL first course set—UNC Charlotte, Summer 1975.
SIL translation I—TXSIL, Fall 1975, pre-field training for Mexico Jungle Camp.
SIL Field Training—Chiapas, Mexico, December ’75 – April ’76.
SIL second course set—UNC Charlotte, Summer 1976.
SIL third course set (with translation II)—TXSIL, Fall 1976.
SIL advanced courses–Interpersonal Relations Across Cultures, Training Across
Cultures), (repeat of Grammar I for teaching nationals on the field); TXSIL, UT Arlington, Spring, 1987, (Dean’s List with 4.0 GPA.)
Seven years apprentice-type training with Drs. Larry and Willa Yost, 1987 to 1994.
Indiana State Board of Nursing Education and Nurses’ Registration, 1968-1978
Wycliffe Bible Translators, since 1975
Summer Institute of Linguistics, since 1975
International Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR),1989
Work Experience (prior to field experience with WBT & SIL):
General secretarial—Berean Gospel Distributors, Indianapolis, Indiana; summer 1965
Nurse manager, night shift, Psychiatry (2 floors)—Methodist Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN; 15 months, 1968-1969.
Part time nursing (general)—Wesley Memorial Hospital; Chicago, IL; 1 semester, 1970.
Part time nursing (general)—Moody Bible Institute Health Service; 1971-1972.
Camp nurse—Camp Forest Springs, Westboro, WI; summers 1970 & 1971.
Children’s Day Camp counselor and nurse—Devington Baptist Church, Indianapolis, IN; June-July 1972.
Evangelistic Mission Team, Moody Bible Institute to Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany; July-Aug. 1972.
House parent (senior hi girls) and Home Nurse—Eliada Home for Children, Asheville, NC; Jan. 1973-June 1974.
Office nurse—D. Duane Houser M.D. (Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology); June 1974-Oct. 1975.
Office assistant—Chiropractic clinic, evenings, summer 1987.
Field Experience (with WBT and SIL):
Papua New Guinea (as “Language Specialist”)
1977-1978 SIL Center, Ukarumpa—worked in book room, library, post office, clinic, and technical studies department (anthropology consultant training).
1978-1981 Village program—language and culture learning, and anthropological research; (also occasionally worked as listed above when not in village).
1978-1979 Buyer and Guest House Hostess, SIL Guest House Lae, PNG
Mid 1981 to mid-1982—furlough in U.S—travel and speaking to individuals and congregations about my work.
1982-1986 Teaching National Translators Courses (in conjunction with PNG Bible Translation Association)
Tutor for Beginning Translation—1982
Taught Bible Backgrounds (History and Culture); 1983, 1984, 1985.
1983-1986 Orientation for arriving personnel—language learning (Tok Pisin), and PNG Cultural norms and acceptable behavior for foreigners.
1984 assisted with Anthropology Workshop as part of consultant training
Dec. ’84-Feb. ’85—taught Phonetics and Language Learning at Australia SIL, Kangaroo Ground, Victoria, Australia
Dec. ’85-April ’86–Department Head, Phonetics and Language Learning, New Zealand SIL, Featherston, NZ
Texas SIL School
Aug. 1987 to 1991 Teaching assistant, Training Across Cultures.
Summer 1988 Teaching assistant, Training Across Cultures, and Interpersonal Relations Across Cultures.
1991 to 1998 Teaching assistant, Intercultural Communications and Training. (for language personnel)
Summer 1990, 1995, 1998 taught Intercultural Communications Course (for support personnel)
Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics/Dallas International University
Fall 1998 to 2019—Associate Instructor, Second Language and Culture Acquisition
Retired June 2019
September 2019 to present—part time volunteer helping with Second Language and Culture Acquisition
Other Professional Experience in Cross-Cultural Training
Destiny Church, Cedar Hill
Summer 2007 (9 weeks)—Taught “Cross Cultural Communications” class for any congregation members interested.
Individual coaching in language and culture learning, spring-summer 2008
New Life church, Dallas, TX
April—June 2009 (6 sessions over 6 weeks)—Taught group/team function and cross-cultural topics to group going to short term missions trip.
April-June 2011 (3 sessions in 3 months)—Group/team function, values and other cross-cultural issues to group going on short term missions trip.
April-June 2012 consultant for short term missions group to Guatemala.
Professional Papers, Presentations:
Case study and evaluation of PNG National Translator Courses, written for class presentation. Used for numerous class presentations 1987 to 1998. (Submitted to PNG Bible Translation Association to assist in evaluation of course, 1987).
Workshop co-presenter, International Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR) Conference; Boston, May 1989.
Seminars and Training:
Training seminars for SIL’s intercultural training staff, led by Drs. Larry and Willa Yost, and Dr. Priscilla Levitt, (psychologist), at Texas SIL, Dallas. Spring ’87, ’88, ’89, ’90, ’91, ’92
International SIETAR Conference (several workshops), Boston, MA, May 1989
“Teaching for Life Change”, led by Dr. Roland Walker, SIL. May 1999
Internship with Dr. Evelyn Davis: use of the Canfield Learning Styles Inventory in assessing learning styles for application to second language and culture acquisition, Fall semester 2000
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