CEWA FACULTY & STAFF

Faculty


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

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.

Wendy Atkins, Instructor

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: Pazande, French, Kiswahili, Lingala

Neil R. Coulter, Assistant 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

Hsiang-ning (Dora) Kung, Assistant Professor

Applied Anthropology —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

William (Bill) Harris, Adjunct Faculty

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
Field work: Russian Federation (Siberia)
Languages: Russian

Jean Ngoya Kidula, Adjunct Faculty

Applied Anthropology — 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

Applied Anthropology – 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

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

Brian Schrag, Adjunct Faculty

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: French, Lingala, Mono

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

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

Megan Meyers, Associate Instructor

Center for Excellence in World Arts
PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2015; MA, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2003; BA, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, 1997.
Field work: Mozambique; Ivory Coast
Languages: Portuguese, Spanish, Melanesian Pidgin

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

Susan Walters, Associate Instructor

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

Staff


Beth Argot

Associate Director of CEWA
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