Sherwood Lingenfelter


  • Professor of Anthropology and Provost Emeritus, Fuller Seminary
  • Retired Provost, Fuller Seminary
  • Retired Professor of Intercultural Studies and Provost and Senior Vice President, Biola University

Before his appointment at Fuller, Dr. Sherwood G. Lingenfelter served as professor of Intercultural Studies and provost and senior vice president at Biola University, La Mirada, California. He holds a BA from Wheaton College and a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Lingenfelter’s field research includes three years in the Yap Islands of Micronesia, and short-term research projects with the Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) in Brazil, Cameroon, and Suriname. He has served as consultant to SIL over the last two decades in Papua New Guinea, Borneo, Philippines, Africa, and Latin America. He also contributes regularly to mission conferences and to missionary candidate training for other evangelical mission organizations. His publications on missions include Ministering Cross-Culturally (1986), Transforming Culture (1992, 1998) Agents of Transformation (1996), Teaching Cross-Culturally (2003) with his wife, Dr. Judith Lingenfelter, and a publication co-authored with Dr. Paul R. Gupta, Breaking Tradition to Accomplish Vision: Training Leaders for a Church Planting Movement (2006). His most recent book is Leading Cross-culturally: An Incarnational Model for Power-Giving Leadership (2008).

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