JBU Professor Emeritus, Intercultural Studies
D.Miss., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
B.S., John Brown University
Dr. Ed Klotz graduated from JBU with a Broadcasting degree. He then received his Master's degree in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and his DMiss, Doctor in Missiology, from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Dr. Klotz and his family served as missionaries in Nigeria, Liberia, and Eritrea with SIM (formerly Sudan Interior Mission) from 1974 to 1994. He is currently an associate member of SIM and has done research on entry orientation of new missionaries to West Africa.
Dr. Klotz teaches Cultural Anthropology, Intercultural Communications, Cultural Values Seminar, Research Methods, Leadership Skills, and coordinates the Perspectives Course, a study of the world Christian movement. He especially enjoys Cultural Anthropology and Cultural Values Seminar. He has also taught Global Leadership and Ethics in the Master of Leadership and Ethics program at JBU.
He has been a member of the International Programs Committee which oversees JBU’s summer study programs.
When not involved on campus, Dr. Klotz enjoys refinishing furniture and, on occasion, ventures to various antique shops in Northwest Arkansas with his wife, Kay. They have also hosted community groups in their home. The Klotzes have two children, both graduates of JBU, and now three grandchildren.
Dr. Klotz also stimulates various JBU professors with potent servings of espresso coffee, for which they are grateful.