Lindy Backues, Ph.D.

Lindy BackuesLindy Backues is an associate professor of Economic Development at Eastern University. Before coming to Eastern in 2008, Dr. Backues was Indonesia Country Director for Millennium Relief & Development Services. He lived in Indonesia from 1989 through 2007, undertaking grass-roots development in the region of West Java amongst a people known as the Sundanese. Dr. Backues was also very involved, from 2005 through 2006, in relief and development efforts in the Indonesian region of Aceh, in response to the tragic tsunami disaster which took place at the end of the year 2004. 

Contact Information

Phone: 610-225-5533


Ph.D., University of Leeds (UK)
MS, Eastern University (Economic Development)
MDiv., Asbury Theological Seminary
BES, University of Missouri

Research Interests

His interests and training are both in theology as well as community development, especially as these two interface in the midst of practical, implemented involvement.

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