Dr. Tetsunao Yamamori is president emeritus of Food for the Hungry International. He served FHI for 20 years, the last 17 as its president. He was international director of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, 2004-2006, and remains active today as its senior advisor. Currently he serves as senior vice president for two joint venture international universities: Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (North Korea) and Yanbian University of Science and Technology (China)—. He is a contributing fellow of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture of the University of Southern California.
Born in Japan, Ted was raised and attended Nanzan University in Nagoya. Once moving to the United States, he continued his education, earning a Ph.D. degree in sociology of religion from Duke University. Prior to joining FHI in 1981, he held various academic positions in several colleges and universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, China, and Japan. In China he served as visiting professor of ethnology at the Central University for Nationalities in Beijing, 1998-2003. He has written and edited two dozen books, including (with Donald E. Miller) Global Pentecostalism: The New Face of Christian Social Engagement (University of California Press, 2007).