CEWA FACULTY & STAFF

Faculty


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.

Neil R. Coulter, Associate Professor

Center for Excellence in World Arts
PhD, Kent State University, 2007; MA, Kent State University, 2000; MM, Kent State University, 2000; BM, Wheaton College, 1997
Field work: Papua New Guinea
Languages: Tok Pisin, Spanish, German

Robin P. Harris, Associate Professor

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

Hsiang-ning (Dora) Kung, Assistant Professor

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: Mandarin

Jean Ngoya Kidula, Adjunct Faculty

Center for Excellence in World Arts
PhD, University of California Los Angeles, 1998; MMus, East Carolina University, 1986; BEd, University of Nairobi, 1981.
Field work: Kenya, Tanzania, Sweden, USA
Languages: Lulogooli, Kiswahili, DhoLuo, French

James R. Krabill, Adjunct Faculty

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: 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: French, Jula, Spanish

Laura Roberts, Adjunct Faculty

Center for Excellence in World Arts
MA, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, 2015; BM, Union University, 2006.
Field work: India, Indonesia
Languages: Hindi, Urdu

Rebecca Robertson, Adjunct Faculty

Center for Excellence in World Arts
MA, Dallas International University, 2020; MDiv, Truett Seminary at Baylor University, 2007; BME, Baylor University, 2003.

Mary Beth Saurman, Adjunct Faculty

Center for Excellence in World Arts
PhD, Bern University (Switzerland), 2019; MA, Wheaton Graduate School, 1992; BASc, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, 1982.
Field work: Thailand
Languages: Thai

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, Papua New Guinea, UK
Languages: Kiswahili

Susan Walters, Adjunct Faculty

Center for Excellence in World Arts
PhD, Biola University, 2021; MA, University of Texas Austin, 1992; BA, Gordon College, 1998.
Field work: Asia
Languages: Portuguese, Mandarin

Wendy Atkins, Research Associate

Center for Excellence in World Arts
MA, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, 2017; BMus, Houghton College, 1976.
Field work: Central African Republic, DR Congo, Kenya, South Sudan, Uganda, Mozambique, Comoros Islands
Languages: Pazande, French, Kiswahili, Lingala
Research project: "Ethnoarts research among the Azande"

Deb Bryan, Associate Instructor

Center for Excellence in World Arts
MA, All Nations Christian College, 2021; BA, University of Leicester, 1992.
Field work: China, Thailand
Languages: Chinese, Thai

Katie Frost, Associate Instructor

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

Mary Hendershott, Associate Instructor

Center for Excellence in World Arts
MA, Bethel University, 2009; MM, Wichita State University, 1988; BM, Friends University, 1984.
Field work: Burkina Faso
Languages: French, Dzuungoo

Bethany Randolph, Associate Instructor

Center for Excellence in World Arts
BSW, Northwestern State University, 2007
Field work: Europe, Eurasia, Mainland Southeast Asia, Philippines
Languages: 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: Southeast Asia
Languages: Thai

Staff


Beth Argot

Associate Director of CEWA, Arts & Trauma Healing Liaison
DWS, The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies
Beth_Argot@diu.edu

Wendy Atkins

Arts and Trauma Healing Liaison (CEWA)
BMus, Houghton, College
wendy_atkins@diu.edu
(972) 708-7340 ext. 2405

Cory Cummins

Office Manager, Center for Excellence in World Arts, Worship Leader
Cory_Cummins@diu.edu
(972) 708-7517

Kevin Calcote

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