Faculty

The DKA Faculty

Beck, Paul
Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies

D. Min. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary 2013, MA
M.Div. Lutheran Theological Seminary of Philadelphia in 1978
B.A, Public Speaking. Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH 1970

Brewer, Monroe
Professor of Practical Theology

DMiss, Intercultural Studies, Biola University, La Mirada, CA
MDiv, Talbot Theological Seminary, La Mirada, CA
BA, Cultural Anthropology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Cho, Yoong-Joong
Professor of Intercultural Studies and Development

PhD, Inter-Cultural Studies, Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL
Th.M, Mission and Evangelism, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL
MDiv, Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL
BA, Biblical Studies, Trinity College, Deerfield, IL

Fountain, Daniel E.
Professor of Heath Sciences and Development

MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY
Residency in surgery, obstetrics and gynecology. University of Alabama Hospital, Birmingham, AL
Diploma in Tropical Medicine, Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium,
MPH, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene, Baltimore, MD
BA, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

Funtecha, Myrna D
Professor of Leadership Development

PhD, Leadership Development, United States International University, San Diego, CA
MS, Education Counseling, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
BS, Elementary Education, Central Philippine University, Iloilo City, The Philippines

Gonzalez, Tom
Professor of Biblical studies

MRE, Christian Education, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, Oakbrook, IL
BS, Theology, Nyack Missionary College, Nyack, NY

Granger, Richard E
Professor of Intercultural Studies and Development

MA, Intercultural Studies, Biola University, La Mirada, CA
BS, Organizational Leadership, Biola University, La Mirada, CA
AA, Sociology, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA

Greer, Nick Kietzman
Professor of Physical Therapy

DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
BA, Spanish, Creighton University, Omaha, NE

Kietzman, Dale
Professor of Development and Anthropology

PhD, Latin American Studies, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
NDEA Fellow, Luso-Brazilian Studies, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
MA, Cultural Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
BA, Bible, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

Kukwah, Philemon Yong
Professor of Theology

PhD, New Testament Theology, Literature, and Language, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
MDiv, Bethel Theological Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota
BA, Biblical and Theological Studies, Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota

Krames, James K
Director of Graduate Program

PhD, Communications, Columbia Pacific University, San Francisco, CA
M.Div, Theology, Northwest Baptist Seminary, Portland, OR
BA, Humanities, Masters College, Santa Clarita, CA

Lau, Jacky Tak Kwai
Professor of International Development

MDiv, Intercultural Ministries, Taylor Seminary, Edmonton, Alberta
MSc, Geotechnical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask.
BSc, Civil Engineering, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Paquette, Karleen
Professor of Psychology

PsyD, Psychology Health, Alliant University, Alhambra, CA
MA, Clinical Psychology, Alliant University, Alhambra, CA
BA, Psychology, University of California, Riverside, CA

Scoon, Rebecca S.

MA. English William Carey International University
B.A., English, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

Stone, Mark
Professor of Accounting

MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA
BBA, Accounting, Baylor University, Waco, TX
Certified Public Accountant, State of Texas, Austin, TX

White, Scott
Professor of Leadership Studies

MA, Global Leadership, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA
AA, History and English, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA

Willoughby, John
Professor of Humanities

PhD, English, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
MA, English Language & Literature, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
BA, English language & Literature, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Online faculty

Dr. Brian Smith

Ph.D. Theology, University of Exeter (England)
M.A. Contemporary Christian Theology and Philosophy, Lincoln Christian University
B.A. Bible & Christian Ministry: Pre-Seminary Track, Florida Christian College

Russ Stevens, MBA

Working on PhD dissertation at Northcentral University, Prescott Valley, AZ.
MBA in Non-Profit Management from Hope International University, Fullerton, CA
BA in Business (Accounting) from Cal State University, Fullerton.

Dr. Bonnie Novak

Doctor of Education: Liberty University.
Master’s in English (TESOL Emphasis): Mississippi State University
B.A. (Journalism), Magna Cum Laude: Mississippi University for Women
Attended Free Will Baptist Bible College
Permanent International TESL Certification from MSU — Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Dr. Susan Huckaby

Doctorate of Worship Studies, Robert E. Webber Institute of Worship Studies in Orange Park, FL.
Masters Church Music, Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY.
BA in Church Music from Charleston Southern University in Charleston, SC

Jon Snelling

MA Communications, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
BS-Music Education North Georgia College