Eun Ah Cho

Assistant Professor of Intercultural LeadershipSchool of Intercultural Studies

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BA, Russian State Pedagogical University, St. Petersburg
MA, Fuller Theological Seminary
PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary

Biographical Information

Eun Ah Cho joined the School of Intercultural Studies faculty as assistant professor of intercultural leadership in January 2017. She came to Fuller from the Asian Center for Theological Studies and Mission-Asia United Theological University (ACTS-AUTU), in Korea, where she served as a professor of intercultural studies. Her academic experience also includes adjunct and affiliate faculty roles at both Fuller Seminary and Seoul Women’s University.

Dr. Cho’s life, ministry, and teaching have been rich with multicultural experience. Originally from South Korea, she immigrated with her family to Canada as a teenager, and then attended college in St. Petersburg, Russia, earning her undergraduate degree in Russian philology. She went on to serve for five years doing full-time mission work in Kazakhstan, planting a multiethnic church and training local leaders, before coming to Fuller for her master’s and doctoral degrees. Her subsequent faculty role at ACTS-AUTU included teaching not only Korean students but also international graduate students from across Asia, Africa, and Europe.

Cho has published several articles and book reviews in academic journals that have included the ACTS Theological Journal and International Bulletin of Missionary Research, among others. Her research interests have centered on leadership development and spiritual formation in cross-cultural settings, with a particular focus on leadership crises and learning from crisis experiences.

In addition to her academic pursuits, Cho writes lyrics and music primarily for the Korean church—a unique and creative way of participating in God’s mission.

Classes Taught

  • ML578/678/778: Missional Leadership Development
  • TH543: Theology of Mission
  • MI510: Thinking Missiologically
  • ML538/638/738: Cross Cultural Leadership
  • MM768: Self Care in Ministry

Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching

Leadership development, intercultural leadership, collaborative and reflective adult learning and mentoring, learning from crisis-related experiences, member care and debriefing in missions


  • 2016. The Korean Church’s Missional Leadership Task: Mission of Being. Korea Missions Quarterly.
  • 2016. Tasks of Missional Leadership. ACTS Theological Journal.
  • 2015. Living a Focused Life as a Missional Task. Korea Missions Quarterly. 15(2):147-158.
  • 2015. Narrative Research and Member Care. Current Mission Trends. 18:135–152.
  • 2014. An Understanding of ACTS Theology-Faith Movement and ACTS Theological Synopsis and a Missiological Reflection on “Central Truth.” ACTS Theological Journal. 22(4):143-170.
  • 2014. Book Review on Recovering the Full Mission of God: A Biblical Perspective on Being, Doing, and Telling by Dean Flemming. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2013. International Bulletin of Missionary Research. 38(4):213.
  • 2014. Book Review on A Missional Orthodoxy: Theology and Ministry in a Post-Christian Context by Gary Tyra. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2013. International Bulletin of Missionary Research. 38(4):214.
  • 2013. Crisis-Related Experience and Learning: Communal Reflective/Narrative Learning Model for Korean Missionaries. PhD Dissertation, Pasadena, CA: Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Intercultural Studies.
  • 2012. Crisis-Related Experience and Collaborative Learning for Korean Missionaries. Torch Trinity Journal. 15(1):64-85.
  • 2012. Communal Reflective/Narrative Learning from the Crisis-Related Experience: A Potential Member Care Practice. Current Mission Trends. 15:83-128.


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