Forrest Inslee earned an MA and PhD from Northwestern University in communication/ethnography, and an MA in Theology from Regent College. He worked a number of years among the urban poor in Chicago, and later lived in Istanbul supporting community development and leadership training for the emerging churches there. His primary teaching interests lie in community development, intercultural studies, environmental justice, and social entrepreneurship.
MA in Performance Studies, School of CommunicationNorthwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA – 1989 Areas of specialization: Intercultural Communication/Ethnography MA: Renewal in Northwest First Nations Culture through Performance, Art and Literature
Masters of Christian Studies: Interdisciplinary StudiesRegent College Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – 1998 Area of specialization: Culturally Contextualized Theological Education
PhD in Performance Studies, School of CommunicationNorthwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA – 1992 Areas of specialization: Intercultural Communication/Ethnography PhD: Performance, Art, and Identity among Chicago’s Homeless
Professor and Chair, International Community Development
Globalization (traditional and online versions)
Health, Healing, and Culture (traditional and online versions)
Social Entrepreneurship (traditional and online versions)
Multicultural Issues in Psych/Cultural Studies in a Global Context
Spirituality, Culture, and Social Justice
Critical Thinking in Culture and Social Justice (masters and doctoral versions)
Special Topics: Environmental Justice
Practicum Seminar: Community Development
Practicum Seminar: Women and Children at Risk
Practicum Seminar: Non-profit leadership
Applied Research Methods: Qualitative Research Methods (doctoral): Techniques of Data Analysis
Communication and Counseling
Multicultural Issues in Counseling
Trauma, Healing, and Cultural Context
Globalization and Psychology (online)
Paper Presentation: “Photography and Psychology as Tools for Social Justice,” co-created with Dr. William Herkelrath and presented at the 115th American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA, August 2007.
Forum Discussion Participant: CCCU Free Market Forum, Atlanta, October 27-29, 2011. Chosen to represent the field of global studies; all expenses paid.
Panel Presentation: “Sustainable Solutions for Water Issues in Uganda and Rwanda.” Spilling Hope Film Presentation, Seattle, WA May 21, 2011.
Visiting Scholar Presentation: “Social Enterprise and New Directions in Environmental Justice.” Creation Care Study Center, Belize, January 2011.
Ethnographic film: “Native Truth,” a film project I produced and directed, examines the interplay between traditional art and narrative, and contemporary expressions of Christian spirituality among Northwest First Nations peoples. Released June 2010. (Disk included in this portfolio.)
Film and Workshop: “Responsible Consumerism: Buying Slave-Free.” Presented at Freedom Initiative’s annual Unbound Conference, Seattle, April 16,17 2010. Included a film I created with my research team called “Everyday Justice: Buying Slave-Free.” (Disk included in this portfolio.)
Paper Presentation: “Theology from the Grounds Up: A Case Study of Camano Island Coffee Roasters.” Co-written and presented with Dr. Brad Embry at the Faith and Humanities conference, Northwest University, Kirkland, WA, March 18-19, 2010.
Photo exhibit: “Psychology in Focus.” A visual ethnography collection mounted at the Callahan Gallery of St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY, in tandem with the Eastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, March 4-7, 2009. (Photos included in this portfolio.)
Photo exhibit: “Photography, Ethnography, Justice.” Mounted at the Argue Gallery of Northwest University, Kirkland, WA, January 2009. (Photos included in this portfolio.)
Grant Award: Won competitive Pope grant in 2008, for visual ethnographic (photo and film) work on North American Native spirituality and expressive forms.
Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown
Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Living by Annie Dillard