Murray S. Decker


  • Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies

Dr. Decker has taught at Biola University since 1993, teaching courses such as Interpersonal and Intercultural Adjustment, Foundations of Global Studies, Short-term Mission Leadership, Experiential Learning Theory, Intercultural Internship, Cross-cultural Issues in Spiritual Formation, Peoples of Eastern Europe, and Gospel and Culture. His field experience includes serving in Cameroon, West Africa as an educator, as well as numerous trips to Eastern Europe and Latin America. He has served as a missions consultant to churches and has spoken at numerous missions conferences at churches, schools and seminaries. Dr. Decker's research interests include sojourner adjustment (the process of cross-cultural adaptation and adjustment to living in new environments), missions mobilization, spiritual formation and experiential learning. Murray's passion over the years has been to mentor students and journey with them in life as they prepare to impact the world for Jesus. Murray is married to DeAnn, and has two children, Nathan and Lauren. They make their home in La Mirada.

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