About CEWA


Welcome to the Center for Excellence in World Arts at Dallas International, a collaborative space where best practices, resources, and strategies for arts and cross-cultural service are developed and disseminated through innovative courses, conferences, and artistic events.

Our vision for the Center—researching arts, sparking creativity, responding to communities’ needs—is growing and looking for more partners, so please join us to study, serve, or give! Check out our accredited degree programs, short intensives and modular courses, informational resources, community-building and educational events, networking opportunities, and videos featured here. We look forward to growing creativity in community with you!

Gratefully yours,

Brian Schrag, PhD

CEWA Founder
Dallas International Adjunct Faculty
International Coordinator,
SIL Ethnomusicology & Arts

Robin Harris, PhD

CEWA Director
Dallas International Assistant Professor
President,
Int’l Council of Ethnodoxologists

Dallas International World Arts Faculty


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Robin P. Harris, Associate Professor

Applied Anthropology—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

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Beth Argot, Assistant Professor

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

Wendy Atkins, Instructor

Applied Anthropology—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

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Neil R. Coulter, Assistant Professor

Applied Anthropology—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


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William (Bill) Harris, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Anthropology—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

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Katie Hoogerheide, Adjunct Faculty

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

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Brad Keating, Adjunct Faculty

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

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Michelle S. Petersen, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Anthropology—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

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Laura Roberts, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Anthropology—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

Applied Anthropology—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

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Brian Schrag, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Anthropology—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

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Julie Taylor, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Anthropology—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

Applied Anthropology—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

Applied Anthropology—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

Applied Anthropology—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

CEWA Staff


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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

Cory Cummins

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

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Kevin Calcote

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