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

Professor, Department of Global Studies, Sociology, and TESOL
Program Director, Los Angeles Term

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3844
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Paul Hertig, Ph.D., is a professor of global studies 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 authored the book Matthew’s Narrative Use of Galilee in the Multicultural and Missiological Journeys of Jesus (Edwin Mellen Press, 1998) and coedited 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).


  • 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

  • GLBL 201 – Anthropology for Everyday Life
  • GLBL 315 – Urban Society
  • GLBL 320 – Global Engagement in the 21st Century
  • GLB L345 – Urban Religious Movements

Office Hours

T/TH 1:00-2:30pm

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