Larry M Lake
DR. LARRY M. LAKE
is the coauthor of Captain Edward Ulrich's Out There Beyond Beyond
. Larry has written articles about literacy, education, mission, mental health, and aviation. Many of his interests have sprung from early immersion in missionary endeavor when his parents were missionaries in the Baliem Valley of West New Guinea from 1957-1965. His Ph.D., from the University of Pennsylvania, was based on field research of the cross-cultural teaching of writing in New Guinea. He taught in Christian high schools for ten years and retired from Messiah College after 31 years in which he taught literature, writing, and anthropology and was the director of the writing program. His book about American explorer Richard Archbold's 1938 discovery of the Baliem Valley is due out soon from a university publisher. Larry and his wife, Mary Beth, live in Chicago and have an adult son and daughter, and two granddaughters.