Dr. E.D. Burns specializes in consulting and coaching cross-cultural workers, global leaders, students, adults, professionals, and people in ministry. He is available throughout each year to meet clients face-to-face in Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and in international locations like Southeast Asia. He is regularly available for personal teleconferencing calls via online or social media platforms.
Dr. Burns directs the MA in Global Leadership program at Western Seminary, and he has worked in numerous global contexts, serving students and internationals since 2002. In addition to the US, he has worked in the Middle East, East Asia, Africa, Europe, and Southeast Asia. Learning languages and learning cultures are fundamental for understanding how people think, feel, and make decisions. Languages that Dr. Burns has studied include Greek, Hebrew, Latin, French, Spanish, Vietnamese, Thai, Mandarin, Burmese, and Turkish; yet, as a spoken language, he is most proficient in Mandarin. He has traveled to 29 countries, and he has worked with people in all kinds of settings from remote villages to mega-cities.
Education and Certifications:
BA, Moody Bible Institute
MA, Wheaton College
MDiv, Western Seminary
PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary