Adjunct Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Missions
As Vice President for Missions Mobilization and Resident Missiologist of The Mission Society
in Norcross, Georgia, Dr. Whiteman
trains national church leaders and Mission Society missionaries worldwide.
Prior to joining the Mission Society in 2005, Dr. Whiteman was a Free Methodist VISA missionary in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands for seven years before joining the faculty of Asbury Theological Seminary in 1984, where he served as Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Dean of the E. Stanley Jones School of World Mission and Evangelism.
He has authored numerous articles, several books (including "Melanesians and Missionaries", "An Introduction to Melanesian Cultures: A Handbook for Church Workers", and "Missionaries, Anthropologists, and Culture Change"), served as editor of Missiology: An International Review (1998-2003), is presently publisher for the American Society of Missiology, and serves on the board of trustees for the American Bible Society and the Overseas Ministries Study Center.
He is the Founding chair of the Network of Christian Anthropologists, and has served as President of the Association of Professors of Mission, President of the International Association for Mission Studies, and President of the American Society of Missiology.
wife, Laurie, have two children, Geoffrey (married to Kriss), and Julie.