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Donna R. Downes

Senior Associate Professor of Global Leadership

As senior faculty at Fuller, this professor primarily mentors students and only occasionally, if ever, teaches courses.

BA, University of Missouri-ColumbiaMA, California State University, FullertonDMiss, Biola University

Courses Taught

MP519: Missional Engagement with Contemporary CultureMP520: Transforming Contemporary CultureML528: Character, Community, and LeadershipML581: Developing Your Learning PlanML583: Global Leadership: Implications for MinistryML584: Crosscultural Dynamics of

Areas of Expertise

Global leadership development and training; intercultural communications; cross-cultural management; the theology, history and strategy of missions (especially in Africa and eastern Europe)

Current Research

Biblical Studies, Theology


Donna R. Downes is associate professor of global leadership, teaching courses primarily within Fuller’s innovative Master of Arts in Global Leadership program. She joined the Fuller faculty in the fall of 2007 after having taught for seven years at the Sc