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Eun Ah Cho

Assistant Professor of Intercultural Leadership

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

Courses 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

Campus Affiliations

Areas of Expertise

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

“Communal learning begins with leaderly learning—that is, with leaders as learners. For learning to be promoted and a culture of inquiry cultivated within a community, it is important that leaders become learners first.”


Dr. Cho, in her essay “Leaders Becoming Learners.” Read more.


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.

Download Dr. Cho’s CV, which includes a list of her current publications, here.