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Jenny McGill

Adjunct Professor in World Missions and Intercultural Studies

BS, Stephen F. Austin University, 1996; MA/CM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 2002; PhD, King's College London, 2015.

Jenny McGill has worked in international education and intercultural consulting with clients and students from over sixty nations, having directed the International Office at Dallas Seminary for ten years. A Fulbright recipient, she currently serves as a Regional Dean for Indiana Wesleyan University. With interdisciplinary lenses (sociology, psychology, and theology), she researches the intersection of religion, culture, and identity with a focus on ethnic minorities. Travel for community service, study, and research has taken her to thirty countries on six continents. Connect with her at and @drjennymcgill.

Courses Taught

  • RS5100 - Research Seminar for International Students
  • WM5101 - Introduction to World Missions
  • WM5420 - Mission Strategy for Unreached Peoples


Academic Interests

Cultural anthropology
Social psychology
Intercultural communication
International education
Sociology of religion
Migrant minorities


DTS Voice Videos

Multiculturalism and Personal Identity
An Uncommon Hero
Practical Ways to Culturally Engage
Importance of Tone in Cultural Confrontations
Defining Culture with a Worldwide Perspective

DTS Voice Articles

Journal Articles

  • "Visualising Folk Religion and Ancestor Worship at A-Ma Temple in Macau." Visual Studies 2020.
  • "Social Activism amid Multiple Identities: Christians in Hong Kong." International Bulletin of Mission Research 2020.
  • "Addressing the Neglect of Students of Color: The Strategy of Life Coaching." Journal of Sociology and Christianity (8:1). 2018. 23–42.
  • "The Migration of International Graduates: Intentions, Outcomes, and Implications." Journal of Studies in International Education (22). 2018.
  • "Surveying the Landscape: Contemporary Challenges in Adult Higher Education." Access: The Journal of the National Association of Branch Campus Administrators (3:1). 2017. 16-31.
  • "Using Art to Explore Plagiarism." Teaching Theology & Religion (18:1). 2015. 99.
  • "Furthering Christ's Mission: International Theological Education." Transformation: An International Journal of Holistic Mission Studies (32). 2015. 225–39.
  • "God's Work: DTS Around the World." Kindred Spirit (38:3). 2014.
  • "International Student Migration: Outcomes and Implications." Journal of International Students (3:2). 2013. 167-181.
  • "Leadership in Small Talk." Outcomes 2013. 42.
  • "An Interview with Alister McGrath." Kindred Spirit 2012.
  • Review of "Local Theology for the Global Church." Bibliotheca Sacra (169). 2012. 504-506.
  • Review of "Working with Words: On Learning to Speak Christian." Leaven (20). 2012. 212-13.
  • "Out of the Office and Into the World: A Personal Perspective on the Fulbright International Education Administrators Program." Institute for International Education (IIE) Networker 2010. 35.
  • Review of "Subverting Global Myths: Theology and the Public Issues." Bibliotheca Sacra (166). 2009. 372-74.
  • "The Laborer." International Educator (1). 2009. 60.
  • "Caring for Earth's People: The Call to Care." Kindred Spirit (32:3). 2008. 8-9.
  • "From Behind the Desk to Crossing Borders." The Fulbright Funnel (2). 2008.
  • "WorldLink for NAFSA Toolkit." (Published Online). 2003.