Duane Elmer

Duane Elmer held the G. W. Aldeen Chair of International Studies at Trinity International University for fifteen years. He was also Distinguished Professor of Educational Studies (Emeritus) in the PhD program. Prior to that he taught at Wheaton College and Graduate School for thirteen years. Before that he was on faculty at Missionary Internship in Farmington, MI. He and his wife served for five years in South Africa and for a short while in Zimbabwe. In addition to teaching and traveling in over 125 countries he has provided cross-cultural training to people from Fortune 500 companies, relief and development agencies, mission organisations, churches and educational institutions. He has authored six books the most recent being: Cross-Cultural Conflict, Cross-Cultural Connections, and Cross-Cultural Servanthood. He and his wife of 52 years are currently working on a book about teaching for transformation. He has two sons and four grandchildren. He holds degrees from Moody Bible Institute, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Michigan State University, where he received his doctorate in Education and Cross-Cultural Communication.