Religion prof to head global education

Dr. John Hubers, assistant professor of religion at Northwestern College, has been appointed to serve as director of the college’s global education office.

In addition to teaching part time in the religion department, Hubers will be responsible for overseeing Northwestern’s semester programs in Denver, Oman and Romania; working with faculty and students in planning summer study abroad courses; and exploring sites for establishment of future study abroad programs.

“John brings rich experience to this role from his time living and working in the Middle East and administering missions programs for the Reformed Church in America,” says Dr. Adrienne Forgette, Northwestern’s dean of faculty. “He is passionate about helping students learn to negotiate cross-cultural experiences and the value of those experiences.”

Hubers replaces Dr. William Hyndman, who left Northwestern to accept the position of associate provost for international education and development at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.

Prior to joining Northwestern’s faculty in 2010, Hubers spent 13 years in the Middle East engaged in educational and pastoral ministry with the global mission division of the Reformed Church in America. He later supervised the denomination’s mission programs in the Middle East and South Asia.

A graduate of Northwestern College, Hubers earned a Master of Divinity degree from New Brunswick Theological Seminary. He went on to earn a master’s degree in theology and a doctorate in world Christianity and global mission from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.