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Professor of Sociology Kevin Neuhouser traveled with students on a six-week Seattle Pacific Reachout International trip to Brazil.


Professor of Biochemistry Ben McFarland traveled to Hope Africa University in Burundi to teach biochemistry. He had to cut short his trip because of political turmoil, but left materials in the country for students to finish the course.


Professor of Dogmatic and Constructive Theology Daniel Castelo taught a class on theodicy to pastors and church workers in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.

Israel Palestine

Professor of Theology Kerry Dearborn co-led a trip to Israel/Palestine for board members of Gracia foundation, visiting holy sites and a number of reconciliation ministries.

Singapore India

Executive-in-Residence in the School of Business, Government, and Economics Al Erisman spoke and preached on topics related to his book, The Accidental Executive: Lessons on Business, Faith, and Calling from the Life of Joseph in the U.S., Singapore, and India.


Professor of History Mike Hamilton participated in a National Endowment for the Humanities summer seminar on U.S.–China relations, held in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Professor of Geography Kathleen Braden presented a paper in Budapest, Hungary, on the subject of illegal hunting in Russia.


Professor of Biology Tim Nelson traveled to Philadelphia for the annual meeting of the Phycological Society of America, of which he will serve as president.

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology Amy Mezulis hosted doctoral students from Belgium and the Netherlands in her lab for a three-week research stay.

Malaysia Philippines

Associate Professor of World Christian Studies Miriam Adeney taught four short courses in Southeast Asia — two in Malaysia and two in the Philippines. Her book Wealth, Women, and God, which explores the lives of migrant Christian women working in the Arabian Gulf, was published in the Philippines.