Dr. Bill (William) Gardner

Assistant Professor

Bill has lived almost half of his life outside of North America. He became a Christian during high school in the Philippines through a Baptist missionary after having read C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity. He initially studied Electrical Engineering at university, while working about five years with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. It during this time that he […]

Dr. Rod Casali

Associate Professor of Linguistics

Rod hails from New England, but grew up in Massachusetts, north of Boston. He met his wife, Ellen, while in the Buffalo area in 1980. They were married in 1981 and have three adult children and three grandchildren. Rod and Ellen have worked with Wycliffe Bible translators and SIL in various roles (language analysis and […]

Dr. Keith Snider

Professor of Linguistics

D.Litt. African Linguistics, Leiden University; M.A. Linguistics University of Texas at Arlington; B.Th., Canadian Bible College; Dipl. Millar Memorial Bible Institute.

Dr. Michael Walrod

Associate Professor of Linguistics, Founder of CanIL

Michael R. Walrod earned a diploma at Prairie Bible College, as well as M.A. and Ph.D. at U. of Texas at Arlington, and received an honorary doctorate from TWU in 2005. He has authored two books on Discourse Analysis, as well as many other articles and magazine columns on linguistics, translation, and cross-cultural work. He […]

Dr. Doug Trick

Vice President of Academic Affairs

D.Min. Bible Translation, Gordon-Conwell Seminary; M.A. Linguistics, University of Texas at Arlington; B.R.E., Providence College.

Dr. Sean Allison

MA Linguistics Program Director, Associate Professor of Linguistics

Sean, and his wife Lezlie, have been members of Wycliffe Bible Translators and SIL since 1995. They are involved in a Bible translation project in Africa to an unreached people group. They have four children – two in university and two in middle school. Sean began teaching at Canada Institute of Linguistics (CanIL) in 2012. […]

Larry Hayashi

Assistant Vice President of Administration

Larry counts it a privilege to work with highly motivated young people who want to serve in a variety of language development roles around the world. His interest in linguistics was sparked while studying biology. He found the two fields very similar in terms of their examination of form or structure and the functions of those structures. […]

Danny Foster


Education 2012-present. PhD Candidate, Education, University of Bristol, U.K. 1999-2003. Masters of Applied Linguistics and Exegesis, Trinity Western University – ACTS Seminary 2001-2002. Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language Certificate, Trinity Western University 1988-1992. Bachelor of Theology, Master’s College and Seminary Professional Experience 2014-present. President, Canada Institute of Linguistics 2012-present. Doctoral Researcher at […]


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