Jack Shoemaker, PhD

Jack Shoemaker

Contact Info

Email: j-m_shoemaker@sil.org
Phone: (972) 572-0501
Office: Mahler 17

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Curriculum Vitae


PhD in Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX. 2005 – 2012

MA in Linguistics, U of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX. 1986 – 1990

BA in Physical Education, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA. 1978 – 1980

Texas SIL, Dallas, TX. 1977 – 1978


English, FSI 5; Spanish, FSI 4; Swahili, FSI 1+; Ma’di, FSI 1+; Ese Ejja, FSI 1+

Professional experience

1982 – 1984                         SIL Bolivia, Ese Ejja Boat Project                      Bolivia

Community Development Supervisor
Training Ese Ejja to register, operate and maintain a diesel boat to transport produce to market; encouraging adult literacy and numeration through the local bilingual education system.
1984 – 1985                         New Hope                                              New London, CT

7th to 10th Math, Science and PE, K-10th Spanish
1985 – 1986                         Victory Christian School                    Albuquerque, NM

Teaching 7th and 8th Science, Math, History and PE; 9th and 10th math and PE.
1992 – 1999                         SIL Sudan Branch              Nairobi, Kenya; N Uganda

Editor; Technical Assistant
Editing consultant notes towards publication
Language analysis and Technical assistant to Ma’di Language Committee for orthographic development
1999 – 2003                         GIAL                                                                   Dallas, TX

Associate Instructor
Teaching assist to professor for AA 5151 Cross Cultural Teaching Seminar (1999-2000),  AA 5333 Principles of Literacy ( S 2000), AA 4350 Second Language and Culture Acquisition (2000-2003),  AL 5306 Field Methods (S 2000), AA 4350 Language and Society, AL 4370 Cultural Anthropology (2000-200), Teaching Assistant ANTH 3361 (Language in Society) (SMU 2005-20011)

Adjunct Professor
ANTH 3361 (SMU: F 2011- S 2013); Cross Cultural Teaching (GIAL: F 2012)


1999       “Coming of Age on Safari” in Ethno-Info.

1999       Contribution to “Worship, the Global Hallelujah!”.

2012      “Understanding the Lives of Ma’di Men and Women Through the Names They Give Their Children” UIM. (dissertation)