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Thomas Hunter

Work Phone: (507) 354-8221 ext 309


Professor of English, International Services Director

Office: LSC 104

TEFL Certificate Hamline University, St. Paul MN
MEd University of Wisconsin, Whitewater BS Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm MN

Professional Organization Membership
NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Prof. Hunter serves as the Director of the International Services Office, an office created in 2014 in response to a growing international student population, the continuation of the Daylight International program, and a developing Study Abroad program. Prof. Hunter teaches Rhetoric and Composition, Structure of English, and Interpersonal Communication. He also serves on the WELS Global Ministry Committee.

Prof. Hunter was so positively influenced by his elementary school teachers at St. Andrews in St. Paul Park, MN, that he wanted to become a teacher already at a young age; that’s the path the Lord led him down. Encouragement continued at St. Croix Lutheran High School, West St. Paul, MN, and at Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN, where he graduated in 1975.

In his 41 years of teaching ministry, Prof. Hunter has served as tutor at Michigan Lutheran Seminary; principal and upper grades teacher at Bethany Lutheran School in Hustisford, WI; English teacher and Assistant Principal at Lakeside Lutheran High School, Lake Mills, WI; Professor of English at Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN; and Professor of English at Martin Luther College. In addition to teaching English courses, Prof. Hunter has taught Introduction to Minority Cultures for the Social Science Division and the internationally accepted TEFL Certificate course for the Education Division.

Believing that face-to-face contact and relationship building is a key in establishing international partnerships, Prof. Hunter spent his Ministry Sabbatical in Japan, has traveled to 10 different countries, and now continues to seek out new opportunities to enhance cross-cultural and global learning opportunities for students preparing for ministry in the WELS, for faculty, and for teachers in the field.

Prof. Hunter and his wife, Lisa, have been blessed with 4 children and 11 grandchildren. Lisa works as a paralegal professional in a local law firm.

Speakers Bureau Topics
Daylight International: GO! REALLY, GO! MLC’s International Services Office
Bridging the Gap: Understanding Other Cultures