Paul Hertig, Ph.D., Th.M.

Professor, Department of Global Studies, Sociology, TESOL, Los Angeles Term Program Director
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3844
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Paul Hertig is a Global Studies Professor who directs the Los Angeles Term Program, an urban semester in which students study experientially, engage in internships, and live cross-culturally with host families in Los Angeles. Over the years, he has taught an experiential course in intercultural communication 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 has authored the book, Matthew’s Narrative Use of Galilee in the Multicultural and Missiological Journeys of Jesus and co-edited three books with Robert Gallagher, including Mission in Acts: Ancient Narratives in Contemporary Context; Landmark Essays in Mission and World Christianity; and Contemporary Mission Theology: Engaging the Nations.


  • Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Th.M., Fuller Theological Seminary
  • B.A., University of Minnesota

Academic Area

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Department of Global Studies, Sociology, and TESOL


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

Courses Taught

  • GLBL201 – Anthropology for Everyday Life
  • GLBL315 – Urban Society
  • GLBL320 – Global Engagement in the 21 st Century
  • GLBL345 – Urban Religious Movements

Office Hours

Mondays LA Term 3:00 - 4:00pm
Thursdays 3:00 - 4:00pm

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