2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
  
    Nov 13, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog

Leadership & Faculty



Board of Trustees

*W. Tobin Cassels III (2008) Columbia, SC, President, Southeastern Freight Lines

*Lyn Cook (2009) Decatur, AL, Businesswoman, Cook’s Pest Control

Marion H. Davis (2012) Chapin, SC, Retired Businessman

Adrian T. Despres Jr. (2001) Columbia, SC, Evangelist, Kingdom Building Ministries

Hans W. Finzel (1994) Littleton, CO, Consultant

Jennifer Gutwein (2007) West Lafayette, IN, Attorney

D. Gary Harlow (2000) Bethlehem, PA, Professor, Lehigh University

Ross “Buddy” Lindsay (2011) Pawley’s Island, SC, Businessman and Attorney

James H. Morgan (2017), Chairman, Covenant Capital

*J. Ronald Mullins, Chair (2004) Columbus, GA, Attorney, Page, Scrantom, Sprouse, Tucker & Ford

*Douglas J. Rutt, (2004) Jacksonville, FL, Pastor, Christian Family Chapel

Marquis J. Ryan (1992) Charlotte, NC, President, Ryan, Geer & Company, PA

Will Schafer (2011) Augusta, GA, Owner, Master Automotive

Chikong Shue (2012) Andover, MA, Retired Businessman

Benny Tate (2018) Forsyth, GA, Pastor

Gary Uber (2018) Hope Sound, FL, Businessman

Marshall “Sonny” White (2014), Columbia, SC, Retired President, Midlands Technical College

*Officers

Trustees Emeriti

Donald Bailey, Woodstock, GA

Russell L. French, Knoxville, TN

Ian M. Hay, Sebring, FL

David C. Moreland, Shellpoint, FL

Crawford Loritts, Roswell, GA

Robert A. Norris, Florence, SC

John W. P. Oliver, Charlotte, NC

Jerry A. Rankin, Clinton, MS

Marvin R. Schuster, Columbus, GA

Harold F. Weaver, Columbia, SC

Administration

The President’s Cabinet

Mark A. Smith, President

Bill Jones, Chancellor

James Lanpher, Sr. Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Provost

Rob Hartman, Chief Financial Officer

Silvia Lucaschi-Decker, Vice President for Enrollment & Marketing

Diane Mull, Vice President for Institutional Advancement & University Communications

Michele Branch-Frappier, Vice President for Information Technology

Keith Marion, Vice President Estate & Gift Planning

Brian Simmons, Associate Provost for Online Studies

Tony Fajardo, Headmaster, Ben Lippen School

Academic and Student Affairs

James Lanpher, Sr. Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Provost

Scott Adams, Dean of the School of Business and Professional Studies

Bryan Beyer, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

Jennifer Booth, Assistant Vice President of Academic Services, University Registrar

John Harvey, Dean of the Seminary & School of Ministry

Connie Mitchell, Dean of the College of Education

Brian Simmons, Associate Provost for Online Studies

Ed Smither, Dean of the College of Intercultural Studies

Roxi Snodgrass, Director of Institutional Research and Assessment

Cynthia Snell, Director of Fleece Library

Rick Swift, Dean of Student Life

James Whitaker, Director of Athletics

Finance

Rob Hartman, Chief Financial Officer

Shandra Brannon, Controller

Wes Brothers, Assistant Vice President Student Financial Services

Scott Deal, Director of Security

Patricia Hix, Director of Financial Aid

Don Jones, Director of Human Resources

Katie Lewis, Manager, Pineview Apartments

Phil Miller, Director of Physical Plant

Enrollment Management

Silvia Lucaschi-Decker, Vice President for Enrollment & Marketing

Scott Boyer, Graduate & Online Recruitment

Amy VanHorn, Director Undergraduate Admissions

Alumni and Development

Diane Mull, Vice President for Institutional Advancement & University Communications

Frank Bedell, Advancement Officer for Financial Aid

Randy Halfacre, Community Ambassador

Peggy Manoogian, Associate Director Alumni Relations

Keith Marion, Vice President Estate and Gift Planning

Niki McIntosh, Advancement Officer for Community Relations

Bob Wenzel, Director of University Communications

Emeritus Faculty

*Cliff Bedell
Professor Emeritus
Bible

M.A., University of Georgia; M.A., Wheaton College

William Davidson, Th.D
Professor Emeritus
Church History

B.A., Peabody College for Teachers; B.D., Northern Baptist Theological Seminary; Th.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Larry E. Dixon, Ph.D
Professor Emeritus
Theology

B.A. Northeastern Bible College; M.Div., Biblical School of Theology; M.Phil., Ph.D., Drew University

Stephen H. Farra, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Psychology, Math, CAS
B.A., M.A., Wheaton College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Robert W. Ferris, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
International Theological Education, Intercultural Studies

B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., Wheaton Graduate School; M.Div., Denver Conservative Baptist Seminary; Ph.D., Michigan State University

Donald L. Hamilton, D.Min.
Professor Emeritus
Preaching

B.A., Malone College; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; D.Min., Bethel Theological Seminary

W. Lindsay Hislop, Ph.D
Professor Emeritus
Linguistics, English

B.A., Columbia International University; M.A., Ph.D., University of South Carolina

L. Igou Hodges, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Systematic Theology, SSM

B.A., Columbia International University; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh

Don N. Howell Jr., Th.D.
Professor Emeritus
New Testament, Greek, SSM

B.I.E., Georgia Institute of Technology; Th.M., Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary

*Terry C. Hulbert, Th.D.
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Bible

B.A., University of Western Ontario; Th.M., Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary

Roy M. King, Ph.D
Professor Emeritus
Ministry Studies, Leadership

B.S., East Tennessee State University; M.A., Columbia International University; D.Min. Fuller Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Oxford Graduate School

*William J. Larkin, Jr., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
New Testament, Greek

B.A., Wheaton College; B.D., Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D,, University of Durham

Warren F. Larson, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Muslim Studies

B.Th., Vancouver Bible College; M.Miss., Canadian Theological Seminary; M.Div., Trinity Western University; Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary

John L. Layman, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
History, Theology

B.B.A., Westminster College; M.Div., Columbia International University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Elaine Lindsey, Ed.D.
Professor Emerita
Education

B.S., Houghton College; Ed.M., Temple University; Ed.D., University of South Carolina

Alex T. Luc, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Old Testament, Hebrew

B.A., Trinity College; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; B.Th., Theological College of Vietnam; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Allan D. McKechnie, D.Min.
Professor Emeritus
Ministry Care

B.B.E., Columbia International University; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; D.Min., Bethel Seminary

*Robertson McQuilkin, D.D.
President Emeritus
Ministry Studies, Missions

B.A., Columbia International University; M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary; Honorary D.Litt., Wheaton College; Honorary D.D., Columbia International University

Johnny Miller, Th.D.
President Emeritus
New Testament

B.A., Arizona State University; Th.M., Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary

*Kenneth B. Mulholland, Th.D.
Professor Emeritus
B.A., Elmhurst College; M.A., Lancaster Theological Seminary; Th.D., Fuller Theological Seminary

David Osterlund, Ed.D.
Professor Emeritus
Music

B.S., M.S., Wisconsin State College; Ed.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Terry D. Powell, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Church Ministry, SSM
B.A., Carson-Newman College; M.A., M.A., Wheaton College; Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Shirl S. Schiffman, Ph.D.
Ministry Studies, SSM
Certificate in Biblical Studies, Columbia International University; B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University

Philip M. Steyne, D.Miss.
Professor Emeritus
Global Studies, Intercultural Studies

B.A., Roosevelt University; B.D., M.Div., Northern Baptist Theological Seminary; D.Miss., Fuller Theological Seminary

Milton V. Uecker, Ed.D.
Professor Emeritus
Education

B.A., Concordia Teachers College; M.Ed., University of Texas at Austin; Ed.D., University of Virginia

Klaus Wetzel, Th.D.
Professor Emeritus
Missions, Church History

M.S., University of Frankfurt; M.Ed., Th.D., University of Mainz

 *In Memorial

Resident Faculty

Scott Adams, J.D.
Business, SBPS
B.S., Allied Legal Services, Public Administration, University of Central Florida; Juris Doctorate, Brooklyn Law School

Steve Baarendse, Ph.D.
Humanities Program Director
English, Humanities, CAS

B.A., Taylor University; M.A., Indiana University; M.A. Indiana University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Bryan E. Beyer, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Bible, CAS

B.A., Colorado State University; M.Div., Conservative Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion

Mark Bolte, Psy.D.
Counseling, SSM
B.A., Tennessee Temple University; M.S., Loyola College; M.S., Psy.D., Florida Institute of Technology

David Cashin, Ph.D.
Intercultural Studies, CICS
B.A., Gordon College; M.A., Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh; M.A., Ph.D., Stockholm University, Sweden

Michelle Clevenger, Ph.D.
Education
B.A.,Columbia College; M.Ed., Lesley University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Karen Close, D.Min.
Christian Service Learning Director, CAS
A.A., B.M. Western Christian College; M.A., Columbia International University; D.Min., Palmer Theological Seminary

Anita J. Cooper, Ph.D.
Bible Teaching Program Director
Bible Teaching, Psychology, CAS

B.S., Columbia International University; M.Ed., Reformed Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of South Carolina

David Croteau, Ph.D.
New Testament, Greek, SSM
B.A., California State University, Fresno; M.Div, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary; Th.M., Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

John Crutchfield, Ph.D.
Middle Eastern Studies Program Director
Bible, CAS

B.A., M.A., Columbia International University; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; M.Phil., D.Phil., Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion

Victor Cuartas, D.Min.
Intercultural Studies, CICS
B.S., National University of Colombia; M.Div., D.Min. Regent University; Ph.D., Columbia International University

Matt Decker, M.A.
Psychology Program Director
Psychology, CAS

B.S., Indiana Wesleyan University; M.A., Ball State University

Daniel DeLozier, Ed.D.
Communication Program Director CAS Division Chair: Professional Studies
Communication, Social Sciences, CAS

B.S., Lancaster Bible College; M.Ed., Ed.D., Temple University

Amy DuBois, MBA
Business, SBPS
B.B.A., Southern Methodist University, M.B.A., Baylor University

Brian Gault, Ph.D.
Old Testament, Hebrew, SSM
B.A., Cedarville University; M.Th., Dallas Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion

Karen Grant, D.Min.
Youth Ministry, Family & Culture, SSM
B.A., California State University, Chico; M.A., California State University, Stanislaus; M.A., Moody Bible Institute; D.Min., Columbia International University

John D. Harvey, Th.D.
Dean of the Seminary & School of Ministry
New Testament, Greek, Hermeneutics, SSM

B.A., Syracuse University; M.Div., Columbia International University; Th.D., Wycliffe College

Matthew Haste, Ph.D.
Spiritual Formation, SSM
B.A., Western Kentucky University; M.Div., Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Lynn Hoekstra, Ed.D.
Teacher Education Program Director
Education, CoE

B.A., Calvin College; M.A., Western Michigan University; Ed.D. Azusa Pacific University

Steve Johnson, Ph.D.
Counseling, SSM
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University

Becky Kilgus, M.M.
Music, CAS
B.A., University of South Carolina; M.M., Boston University

Markus Klausli, Ph.D.
New Testament, Greek, SSM
B.A., Seattle Pacific University; M.Div., Columbia International University; S.T.M., Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary

Michael Langston, D. Min.
Chaplain Ministries
B.S., The University of Southwestern Louisiana; M.A., Naval War College; M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; D. Min., Bethel University

James E. Lanpher, Ph.D.
Provost, Sr. Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs
B.S., Georgetown University; M.Div., Nyack Alliance Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Joe LeTexier, M.Div.
TEFL Program Coordinator
Intercultural Studies/TEFL, CICS

B.A., Crown College; M.A., M.Div., Columbia International University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Rod Lewis, D.M.A.
Music Program Director
Music, CAS

B.A., Alderson Broaddus College; M.M., D.M.A., University of South Carolina

Mark D. McCann, Ed.D.
M.A.T. Program Director
Education, CoE

B.A., Florida Bible College; M.S., Nova University; Ed.D., University of Central Florida

Kevin McWilliams, D.Min.
Bible, CAS
B.A., M.A., Columbia International University; D.Min., Trinity International University

Andre Melvin, M.Div.
Director of the Prison Initiative
Field Education, CAS

M.Div., Columbia International University

Connie Mitchell, Ed.D.
Dean of the College of Education
Education, CoE

B.A., Florida Bible College; B.S., Bryan College; M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Miami

Debbie Moore, Ph.D.
M.Ed. Program Director
Education, CoE

B.S. Toccoa Falls College; M.S. Bob Jones University; Ph.D., Columbia International University

Linda Murdaugh, M.A.
Director of Professional Experience
Education, CoE

B.A., California Baptist College; M.A., California State College

Michael Naylor, Ph.D.
CAS Division Chair: Biblical Studies
Bible, CAS

B.A., Moody Bible Institute; M.A., M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh

Benjamin J. Noonan Ph.D.
Old Testament, Hebrew, SSM
B.S., M.A., Wheaton College; M.Phil., Ph.D. Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion

David Olshine, D.Min.
Youth Ministry, Family & Culture, SSM
B.G.S., Ohio University; M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary; D.Min., The Eastern Baptist Seminary

Rhonda Pruitt, M.Ed.
Missionary Care, SSM
B.S., Holmes College of the Bible; M.A.C.E., Columbia International University; M.Ed., Regent University;

Melina Rabon, M.A.
Director of Internships, Church Ministry, SSM
B.S., M.A., Columbia International University

Wayne D. Rasmussen, Ed.D.
Sport Management, SBPS
B.S., Messiah College; M.A., Southern Methodist University; Ed.D. Temple University

Jonathan Reibsamen, Ph.D
Philosophy, CAS
B.A., Columbia International University; M.A., Biola University; Ph.D., Saint Louis University

Ken Rife, M.A.
Communication, Digital Media Production, CAS
B.A. Radford University; M.A., Regent University

Andre Rogers, D.Min.
Church Ministry, Preaching, SSM
B.A., D.Min., Columbia International University; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary

Sam Rubinson, D.Min.
Youth Ministry, Family, & Culture, SSM
B.S., Valley Forge Christian College; M.A., Columbia International University; D.Min., Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Brian Simmons, Ed.D.
Associate Provost for Online Studies
Education, CoE

B.A., Grand Rapids Baptist College; B.S.; Calvin College; M.S.E., Indiana University; Ed.D. Ball State University

Ed Smither, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Intercultural Studies
Intercultural Studies, CICS

B.A., North Carolina State University; M.A., M.Div., Liberty University; Ph.D., University of Pretoria; Ph.D., University of Wales-Trinity St. David

Larry R. Wagner, Ph.D.
Counseling, SSM
B.A., Wheaton College; M.Ed., George Mason University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Cathy Warn, M.A.
Director of Training and Internship
Counseling, SSM

B.A., Montreat College; M.A., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; SC Licensed Marriage & Family Therapy Supervisor; SC Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor

James E. Watson, Ph.D.
Ph.D./Ed.S. Program Director, 
Education, CoE
A.B., Asbury College; M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary; M.C.S., Regent College; M.Ed., Florida Atlantic University; Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Zhiqiu Xu, Ph.D.,
Chinese Seminary Studies Initiative, SSM
M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary; S.T.M, Ph.D., Boston University

Sandra Young, Ph.D.
CAS Division Chair: Liberal Arts
English, CAS

B.A., George Fox College; M.A.T., The Citadel; Ph.D. University of South Carolina

The European School of Culture and Theology: Korntal, Germany

Helmuth Egelkraut, Th.D.
Professor at Large
Biblical Theology, Missions

M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; Th.D., Princeton Theological Seminary

Yassir Eric, M.Div.
Intercultural Studies
M.A. in Intercultural Studies, Columbia International University; M.Div. (equiv.), Karlshohe Ludwigsburg, Germany

Traugott Hopp, M.Div
M.A. in Old Testament, M.Div. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Tobias Menges, M.A.
Intercultural Studies
M.A. in Intercultural Studies, Columbia International University

Bernhard Ott, Ph.D.
Missiology, Education
M.Div. Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary, Fresno; Ph.D. in Missiology, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies

Joachim Pomrehn, Ph.D.
Education
M.Div. (equiv.), State Independent Theological College of Basel; Ph.D., Columbia International University

Elmar Spohn, Ph.D.
Intercultural Studies
M.A. in Missions, Columbia International University; PhD. In Missiology, Unisa, South Africa

Regina Waschko, D.Min.
Intercultural Studies
M.A. in Missions; D.Min. in Member Care, Columbia International University