Paul Hertig, PhD, ThM

Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, TESOL, and Modern Languages
Adjunct Professor, Department of Biblical and Religious Studies

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Paul Hertig, PhD, is a professor of global studies who also teaches courses in theology. Over the years, he has taught experiential courses in intercultural communication and globalization and development for a small group of APU students in Chiang Mai, Thailand, near its northern border, exploring the dynamics of immigration in an international context, sustainable agroforestry among displaced indigenous people, the plight of refugees, the globalization of trade, and human trafficking. He co-authored the book Breaking Through the Boundaries: Biblical Perspectives on Mission from the Outside In (Maryknoll: Orbis, 2019) and co-edited three books with Robert Gallagher, including Mission in Acts: Ancient Narratives in Contemporary Context (Orbis Books, 2004); Landmark Essays in Mission and World Christianity (Orbis Books, 2013); and Contemporary Mission Theology: Engaging the Nations (Orbis Books, 2017).


  • PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • ThM, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • BA, University of Minnesota

Academic Areas

  • School of Theology
    • Department of Biblical and Religious Studies
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Department of Sociology, TESOL, and Modern Languages


  • Biblical Theology and MIssion
  • Global Engagement
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Urban Studies
  • World Religions

Courses Taught

  • UBBL 230 - Luke/Acts
  • RELG 200 - World Religions
  • RELG 353 - Introduction to Buddhism, E. Asia Traditions
  • GLBL 120 - Contemporary Global Issues
  • GLBL 201 – Anthropology for Everyday Life
  • GLBL 315 - Urban Society
  • GLBL 320 - Global Engagement in 21st Century
  • GLBL 345 - Urban Religious Movements
  • TUL 560 - Practical Theology of Community Economics
  • TUL 584 - Contextual and Global Theology