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Marcus Dean

Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies and Missions;
Chair, Department of Intercultural Studies;
Director of Off-Campus Studies

  • 585-567-9479 ext #4790
  • Chamberlain Center 411
  • Intercultural Studies
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  • Ph.D., Trinity Seminary (2001)
  • M.Div, Th.M., Asbury Seminary (1987,1988)
  • B.A., Indiana Wesleyan University (1981)

Marcus Dean came to Houghton after spending 15 years with Global Partners, Wesleyan Church missions.  He brought experience from Mexico, Colombia, and Puerto Rico to the classroom and is currently using this experience in the Intercultural Studies department as professor and chair.

He helps to send students around the world as director of Off-Campus Programs/Study Abroad and supervising students in their Intercultural Experience as part of the INCL major, minor, and INCL concentration for Inclusive Childhood Education student.  His doctoral research focused on why missionaries stay on the field, and continues to explore related areas of study.  He published a recent article in Evangelical Missions Quarterly titled “ The Missionary as Cultural Pilgrim”. The articles looks at the role of missionary as a person who really belongs in no one culture.