Dr. Lois Dodds
Dr. Lois Dodds is President and Director of Heartstream Resources. She and her husband Dr. Lawrence Dodds served for 23 years with Wycliffe Bible Translators and the Summer Institute of Linguistics, including thirteen years in the Amazon jungle of Peru. During these years Lois served in various support roles, including human resources and personnel, as the school and community counselor, as a high school teacher, and as a writer and editor in anthropology and linguistics. Larry served as physician for the members of SIL and WBT and other agencies, as well as caring for the indigenous peoples of Peru and overseeing health training programs. He specialized in Family Practice, Public Health, Tropical Disease, and Organizational and Preventive Medicine. Lois, a graduate of Westmont College, earned an M.A. in education, with an emphasis in human development, from Azusa Pacific University. She also earned an M.A. in confluent education at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the Ph.D. in psychology and education at UCSB. She is the author of more than ten books and over 100 articles. She served in WBT’s candidate selection and training program, Quest, for several years, and in this program and others counseled and taught nearly a thousand cross-cultural candidates. Drs. Lois and Lawrence have presented professional papers at many World Congresses and conferences related to cross-cultural, international and humanitarian work, especially in the fields of psychology and medicine. Both Lois and Larry have served as adjunct professors in Azusa Pacific University’s overseas extension Masters Program, Operation Impact. They teach a variety of courses and subjects related to leadership, including human development, whole person studies, spiritual formation, ethics, creative leadership, and counseling. They have taught cross-cultural workers from dozens of organizations in more than thirty countries. The Dodds have three children and eight grandchildren. All three of their children have worked and lived abroad in several countries. Dr. Lawrence Dodds passed away in June 2008 due to treatment for a third fatal disease. He worked until his death, and inspired us all in more ways than we can count.
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