Dr. Joost Pikkert
Director of Global Initiatives
D.Min. Bible Translation, Gordon-Conwell Seminary; M.A. Linguistics, University of Texas at Arlington; B.R.E., Providence College.
Joost moved between Europe, the Caribbean and North America for the first two decades of his life. He met his wife in graduate school in the U.S. and together they have two children. Over the years Joost has worked as a translator in Tidier, Indonesia as well as consulted in the development of multilingual education in over 35 different languages. When not active in the field of multilingual education and translation, Joost served as Academic Dean at Taylor University College and Seminary as well as a consultant to the Asia Development Bank. Joost enjoys teaching at all levels, whether this is among preliterate peoples in the most remote parts of Indonesia or as an associate professor in North America. Joost gets bored easily and has bounced around different academic fields, publishing articles in the field of agricultural education, ethnography, linguistics, missions and multilingual education. His latest interest is competency-based education and understanding the theology of the love of God.
Interesting facts: Joost enjoys scuba diving, has worked with a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, was nominated for Indonesia’s top anthropology award, and his research motivated Papua, Indonesia to change its language policy.
Ph.D., Education, University of Nebraska – Lincoln (1990)
M.A., Wheaton Graduate School, Illinois, 1987
B.Th. Prairie Bible College, Alberta, 1984
Indonesian Language – Universitas Indonesia, 1992-93
Graduate Linguistic Study – University of North Dakota, 1991
Audited applied linguistic classes at Center for Applied Linguistics/University of Texas at Arlington 1992
Certified English as a Second Language Instructor, 1990
Certified English Tutor Trainer 1989
Developing Christian Social Ministries Introduction to Anthropology
Monotheistic Religions Introduction to Chrstian Missions
Eastern Religions Research Methods
Applied Anthropology New Religious Movements
Applied Linguistic I: Morphology and Phonology Current Issues and Trends in Literacy
Culture and Language Learning The Urban Church
Understanding Islam Intercultural Communication
History of Mission Intercultural Adjustments
Mission Study Tour to Israel Intercultural Internship
Introduction to Sociolinguistics Principles of Literacy
Intercultural Competence for Ministry Introduction to TESL
Teaching English Phonology and Intonation Program Development
2014-2019. Multilingual Education Consultant to the Asia Development Bank and the Indonesian Department of Education and Culture
2002-2014. Academic Dean and Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies, Taylor University College and Seminary
1996-2002. SIL International: Indonesia Literacy Coordinator
1995-1996. Associate Professor Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia, Canada
1993-1995. Lecturer and Researcher, Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana, Central Java, Indonesia
1991-1993. SIL International Literacy Consultant Indonesia
- Research Associate to Dr. Kenneth Pike
1988-1991: Research Assistant, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
1986-1988: Associate Pastor for Youth and Singles, Bethany Baptist Church, Lincoln, NE
- Served on the Papuan Educational Working Group meant to guide the Papuan Minister of Education in Strategic Planning (2013-2017)
- Adjunct Professor, Vanguard College, Edmonton Alberta (Applied Anthropology and TESOL) (2007-2012)
- Board Member for The Charitable Trust of Canada, a NGO focused on ensuring clean drinking water is available in poor areas of Africa (2008-Present)
- Taught Intercultural Studies for Cameroon Theological Seminary (2010)
- Research for Taylor University College and Seminary; “Training in a Post 9/11 World: Implications for Taylor” (2006)
- Lecturer at the Sustainable Development Training Conference in Hyderabad, India. (Feb. 2006)
- Vice-chairman of Wycliffe Bible Translators of Canada board. (20003-2005)
- Served on various committees for Taylor University College and Seminary and spoke on behalf of the school (2003-2014)
- Chairman, Hillcrest International School Board, Papua, Indonesia, 1999-2002 (includes 3 schools)
- External reviewer for journals published by the International Reading Association (1995-98)
- Taught on various topics for several Indonesian foundations and NGO’s:
- Advisor to the Sip Tunas Foundation (Indonesia)
- Advisor to the Anatar Budaya Foundation (Indonesia)
International Honor Society (Phi Beta Delta – charter member)
Adult Education Honor Society (Omega Tau Theta)
Nominated by the Province of Papua for Indonesia’s annual Anthropologist Award (2016)
Nominated by the Indonesian Government as Indonesia’s candidate for the UNESCO International Reading Award (2001&2002)
Willis Moreland Doctoral Research Fellowship, University of Nebraska, 1990
Eunice-Barney Gyger Doctoral Fellowship, University of Nebraska 1989
Dr. David C. Harding, Basilius Bengoteku, Muhammad Yusuf, Dr. Joost Pikkert, Dr. Susan Malone, Veni Setiawati, Rachfri Kirihio. Komunitas Adat Berbicara (Panduan untuk Fasilitator). Analytical and Capacity Development Partnership, 2016
Dr. David C. Harding, Basilius Bengoteku, Muhammad Yusuf, Dr. Joost Pikkert, Heather Meyers, Jim Meyers, Mariko, Veni Setiawati, Jeremy Fakdawer. Pedoman Pelaksanaan Pembinaan Abjad Bahasa Ibu. Analytical and Capacity Development Partnership, 2016
Dr. David C. Harding, Basilius Bengoteku, Muhammad Yusuf, Dr. Joost Pikkert, Dr. Susan Malone, Veni Setiawati, Rachfri Kirihio, Jeremy Fakdawer. Pengembangan Bahan Bacaaan Bertahap Bagi Program Pendidikan Berbasis Bahasa Ibu. Analytical and Capacity Development Partnership, 2015
Dr. David C. Harding, Basilius Bengoteku, Muhammad Yusuf , Dr. Joost Pikkert, Veni Setiawati, George Sunarjo, Jackqualine Menanti, Augustina Savlince Sawi. Studi Perencanaan Strategis Percepatan Pendidikan Dasar di Pedesaan dan Daerah Terpencil di Tanah Papua, 2014. Program Kemitraan untuk Pengembangan Kapasitas dan Analisis Pendidikan (ACDP). 2014
Joost Pikkert, Educational Planning for Isolated Papuan Language Communities. ACDP & Asian Development Bank 2013, July 2013
Joost Pikkert, Jacqualine Menanti, Novi Matulessy. Kolese Pendidikan Guru Language Curriculum Review, ACDP & Asian Development Bank, 2013
Joost Pikkert, Jacqualine Menanti, Antoma Margaretha Christina Yumbri, Cheryl Pikkert. SWOT Analyses of Papuan Educational NGOs. ACDP & Asian Development Bank 2013
Joost Pikkert, Jacqualine Menanti, Augustina Savlince Sawi. Papuan Languages, Language Vitality and School Mapping, ACDP & Asian Development Bank, 2013
The maps listed below were created by the following team: Joost Pikkert, Jacqualine Menanti, Augustina Savlince Sawi, Novi Matulessy in 2013:
- Pegunungan Bintang Regency Language and Schooling Map
- Nabire Regency Language and Schooling Map
- Keerom Regency Language and Schooling Map
- Sarmi Regency Language and Schooling Map
- Yahukimo Regency Language and Schooling Map
- Lani Jaya Regency Language and Schooling Map
- Intan Jaya Regency Language and Schooling Map
- Deiyai Regency Language and Schooling Map
- Membramo Tengah Regency Language and Schooling Map
- Membramo Raya Regency Language and Schooling Map
- Nduga Regency Language and Schooling Map
- Yalimo Regency Language and Schooling Map
- Puncak Regency Language and Schooling Map
- Tolikara Regency Language and Schooling Map
- Papua Language Vitality Map
- Paniai Regency Language and Schooling Map
- Deiyai Regency Language and Schooling Map
Chapters in Books
Joost J.J. Pikkert. “Pro-Poor Irrigation Options for Farmers in Eastern Lombok: An Ethnographic Case Study” in Water Management in Lombok, Indonesia: Challenges and Solutions; eds. John Klock and Taslim Sjah, Mataram: Mataram University Press, 2007.
Pikkert, Joost, “Evaluation and Improvement” eds. Richard M. Foster & Dan E. Husmann in Leadership Development Education in Agricultural Education. Department of Agriculture Education Publication through a Nebraska Department of Education funded contract, 1990.
Pikkert Joost, “Developing Action Plans” eds. Richard M. Foster & Dan E. Husmann in Leadership Development Education in Agriculture Education. Department of Education Publication through a Nebraska Department of Education funded contract. 1990.
Pikkert, Joost J.J. and Foster Leslie “Critical Thinking Skills among Indonesian English Students” , Regional English Language Centre Journal. Dec. 1996.
Pikkert Joost, J.J. Penalaran dan Masalah-masalah kebudayaan: Sebuah Studi Kasus Di Indonesia. (Critical Thinking and the Problems of Culture: An Indonesian Case Study) Kritis: no. 2. Okt-Des. 1996.
Pikkert J.J. and Pikkert Cheryl M. “A First Look at Tidore Phonology” NUSA: Linguistic Studies Of Indonesian and Other Languages of Indonesia. Vol. 38, 1995.
Pikkert J. and Foster, M., “Perceptions of Agriculture College Faculty Regarding Integration of Higher level Thinking Skills in the Curriculum” NACTA Summer, 1991
Pikkert J.J. Joost, A Case Study Approach to Adult Learners and Philosophies of Education. Dissertation for Ph.D. degree, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1991
Pikkert Joost “Schema Theory, Reading, Shell Books and Curriculum Development, Notes on Literacy. Vol. 19:3, July 1993.
Pikkert Joost. A Socio-historical Philosophy of Education” In Notes on Literacy, Vol. 18:2 April 1992.
Pikkert Joost. “A case Study Approach to Adult Learners and Philosophy of Education.” Notes on Literacy, Vol. 18:2 April 1992.
Pikkert J “Teaching Students to Think,” Christian Educators Journal. Vol. 31 No. 3 Feb. 1992.
Children’s Multilingual Education Curriculum – Worked in different capacities (author, coauthor, editor, illustrator and compiler) to develop a curriculum of 60 children’s books for Papua’s mother tongue based multilingual education series. Series was developed under the auspices of the Papua Department of Education and Culture and the Asian Development Bank. Materials covered preschool, kindergarten, and first grade with topics in reading, writing, mathematics and Indonesia as A Second Language.
Coauthor of Literacy Primers in Indigenous Languages of Indonesia: 37 titles available upon request
Functional Literacy Curriculum: 14 titles available upon request
Editor: Joost Pikkert. Kunci Kedua: Literasi (Jakarta: Kartidaya, 1994).
Joost Pikkert. Pendidikan Multi-Bahasa Berbasis Bahasa Ibu. Analytical and Capacity Development Program, Jayapura, May, 2017
Joost Pikkert, Rachfri Kirihio, Telma Huka. Pendidikan MultiBahasa Berbasis Bahasa Ibu (A series of presentations across the province of Papua on training government administrators in multilingual education in 2016)
Joost Pikkert. Multilingual Education in Papua: Research for the Analytical and Capacity Development Program, Jakarta, 2015
Joost J.J. Pikkert. Rekomendasi dari Riset di Papua dan Negara-negara di Dunia tentang Pendidikan Daerah Pedesaan dan Terpencil. Lokakarya Perencanaan dan Pelaksanaan Program Pendidikan Multi Bahasa Berbasis Bahasa Ibu. (Presented in Jayapura, Nabire and Wamena), 2015
Joost J.J. Pikkert. Pendidikan di Daerah Pedesaan dan Terpencil di Papua: Menjejaki Tantangan dan Jawaban di Papua Lokakarya Perencanaan dan Pelaksanaan Program Pendidikan Multi Bahasa Berbasis Bahasa Ibu. (Presented in Jayapura, Nabire and Wamena), 2015
Joost Pikkert 2013. A Papuan Educational Portrait. Papuan Educational Working Group, Jayapura , Indonesia
Joost Pikkert 2013. Language Development and Educational Planning in Papua. Persiapan Implementasi Studi Perencanaan Strategis Pembangunan Pendidikan di Wilaya Pedesaan dan Terpencil di Papua. Jayapura, Indonesia
Pikkert Joost J.J. Adult Literacy Development for Minority Languages, Sustainable Development Training Conference, Hyderbad, India Feb. 2005
Pikkert Joost J.J., Major Questions in Education and Training, Indonesian Training Consultation. Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Jan. 2001.
Pikkert Joost J.J. Indonesia: The Land of Limitless Literacy Labor Asia Area Literacy Conference. Chiang Mai, Thailand. May, 2000
Pikkert Joost J.J., User Friendly Baseline Studies, Asia Area Literacy Conference. Chiang Mai, Thailand. May, 2000
Pikkert Joost J.J. Lobbying at the National and Local Level, Asia Area Literacy Conference. Chiang Mai, Thailand. May, 2000
Pikkert Joost J.J. Developing Minority Language Education Programs: An Experimental model from Indonesia. Fourth International Conference on Language and Development, Oct. 14, 1999. Hanoi, Vietnam.
Pikkert Joost J.J. “Critical Thinking and Cultural Concerns: An Indonesian Case Study.” Asian Reading Congress, 1995, Singapore
Pikkert Joost J.J. “Shell Books: Creating Libraries for Minority Languages.” Asian Reading Congress 1995, Singapore.
Pikkert J. & Foster M. and McCaslin M. “A Comparison of International Literacy Among Elementary, Junior High and Senior High Classrooms.” National Agricultural Education Research Meeting, Los Angeles, 1991.
Pikkert Joost J.J. and Foster Richard, “Critical Thinking and Decision Making,” NuPage Teaching Effectiveness Symposium, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 1990.