R. Daniel Shaw, Ph.D.

Senior Anthropology Consultant

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Cultural Anthropology, University of Papua New Guinea, 1976
  • M.A., Cultural Anthropology, University of Arizona, 1968
  • B.A., Anthropology/Oriental studies, University of Arizona, 1967

Current positions

  • Certified Senior Anthropology Consultant, SIL International, 2012–2016, 2017–
  • Senior Professor of Anthropology and Translation, Fuller Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, 1982–
  • Anthropology Consultant, SIL International, 1973–

Other professional experience and service

  • John Templeton Foundation Grant; pilot phase recruiting field data for cognitive study of religion research, 2015–2017
  • Teaching Anthropology Courses at Handong Global University, Pohang, S. Korea, 2007, 2012, 2015
  • Scholar in Residence, Laidlaw College, Auckland New Zealand, 2013
  • SIL International Anthropology Consultant, 2008–2011
  • Doctoral Committee Chair, Fuller Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, 2005–2010
  • Visiting Scholar, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, United Bible Societies Center for Bible Translation, 2004–2005
  • Field linguist/anthropologist/translator, Samo language, SIL Papua New Guinea Branch, 1970–1981
  • Consulting Anthropologist, U.S. Public Health System, U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, O'odham Nation, Arizona, 1966–1968

Professional memberships

  • Board of Directors, American Society of Missiology, 2014–2017
  • Mission Aviation Fellowship International, Trustee, 2007–2010
  • Mission Aviation Fellowship, U.S. Board of Directors, 1993–2013
  • Association for Social Anthropologists in Oceania, 1992–
  • American Society of Missiology, 1982–
  • Polynesian Society, Lifetime Fellow, 1975–
  • American Anthropological Association, Lifetime Fellow, 1967–

Language proficiencies

  • English: ILR 5
  • Samo: ILR 3+
  • Tok Pisin: ILR 3

Research interests

  • Oceania/Pacific/Melanesia/Australasia
  • Social structure
  • Cognitive anthropology
  • Anthropology of religion/Cognitive science of religion
  • Translation theory and hermeneutics
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