Annette R. Harrison
Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies
M.A. Linguistics - University of California, Santa Barbara
Ph.D. Linguistics: Language, Interaction and Social Organization - University of California, Santa Barbara
Professional: Dr. Harrison teaches courses in language and culture acquisition, historical linguistics, sociology, cultural anthropology and intercultural communication. She served with Wycliffe Bible Translators for 23 years in France, Burkina Faso, the Republic of Niger, the Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic.
During that time, she studied people groups in west and central Africa in order to recommend Bible translation priorities and strategies. She also taught linguistics for Bible translation at the Bangui Evangelical School of Theology. She speaks several languages and has learned about many more through linguistic research.
Dr. Harrison has written papers and book reviews on language use in multilingual societies, discourse and pragmatics in African languages, language change in French, dialectology and sociocultural research methods. She has made conference presentations and taught in the United States, Canada, Central African Republic, Kenya, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Her current research interests include multilingualism and diversity in church life, research ethics in cross-cultural context, and cross-cultural engagement at home and abroad.
Personal: Annette has been married to Byron since 1985 and has 22 nieces and nephews. She enjoys reading, long conversations with her husband, walking, spiritual discussions with friends, some gardening, cooking and playing with her dog, Toby.
Why Corban: “I love nothing better than to be in a dynamic community of learners. And it is even better when those learners live Christ-centered lives. Corban is exactly that kind of community. In addition, I love being part of Corban’s vision to contribute to Christ-honoring education internationally. Our learning and growing is not only for ourselves, but to honor God and to serve others. It is a privilege to contribute to the education of men and women who will make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ.”