2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
    Aug 02, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Leadership & Faculty



Board of Trustees

J. Kenneth Blackwell (2019) Cincinnati, OH, Consultant

*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, Chair (1994) Littleton, CO, Consultant

Hank Flint (2020) Charlotte, N.C. Businessman

Jennifer Gutwein (2007) West Lafayette, IN, Attorney

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

William B. Jones (2019) Jackson, GA, Businessman, Jones Petroleum Co.

James H. Morgan (2017) Chairman, Covenant Capital

*Ron Mullins (2004) Columbus, GA, Judge for the Superior Court for the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit

Edith Parks (2019) Easley, SC

*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) Greensboro, NC, 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

Andre Rogers, Special Assistant to the President

Bill Jones, Chancellor

James Lanpher, Provost and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Rob Hartman, Chief Financial Officer

Rick Christman, Executive Vice President

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, Provost, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

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

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

David Croteau, Dean of the Seminary & School of Ministry (*July 1, 2021)

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

Online, Students, and Athletics

Rick Christman, Vice President of Student Services and Online Services

Brian Simmons, Associate Provost for Online Studies

Darren Richie, Director of Athletics

Finance and Operations

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

Annie M. Hubbard, Manager, Pineview Apartments

Phil Miller, Director of Physical Plant

Enrollment Management

Scott Boyer, Graduate & Online Recruitment

Amy VanHorn, Director Undergraduate Admissions

Alumni and Advancement

Diane Mull, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Alumni & University Communications

Frank Bedell, Advancement Officer Financial Aid, Estate & Gift Planning

Peggy Lee Manoogian, Director of Alumni Relations and Gift Receipting & Research

Randy Halfacre, Community Ambassador

David Finklea, Advancement Officer Major Donors

Emeritus Faculty

*Cliff Bedell
Professor Emeritus
Bible

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

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

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.
Professor Emeritus
Ministry Studies, SSM

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

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

 *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; Ph.D., University of South Carolina

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

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

Joseph Craft, Ph.D.
Education, CoE
B.S., Ohio University; M.Ed., Southeastern University; Ph.D. Columbia International University

David Croteau, Ph.D.
Dean of the Seminary & School of Ministry
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., Ph.D., Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion

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

Daniel DeLozier, Ed.D.
Communication Program Director CAS Division Chair: Social Sciences
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.
PhD. Program Director, SSM
New Testament, Greek, SSM

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

Steven Hays, M.S.
Health Care Administration, SBPS
B.A. Winthrop University; M.S. Virginia Commonwealth University

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.
Addictions Counseling, SSM
B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Indiana University

Bill Jones, D.Min.
Chancellor
Evangelism, Global Studies
B.S., Georgia Institue of Technology; M.Div., Luther Rice Seminary; C.T.S., Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, D.Min., Columbia International University; D.Min., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

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

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

Michael Langston, Ph.D.
Practical Theology, SSM
B.S., University of Southwestern Louisiana; M.A., Naval War College; M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; D. Min., Bethel University; Ph.D., University of Aberdeen

James E. Lanpher, Ph.D.
Provost and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
B.S., Georgetown University; M.Div., Nyack Alliance Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Joe LeTexier, Ph.D.
TESOL Program Coordinator
Intercultural Studies/TESOL, 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

James McCall, M.Div
Assistant Dean, CAS
Director, Christian Service Learning
B.A. Joshua Springs; M.Div. Columbia International University

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

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

Jill McElheny,  D.N.P.
Director of Nursing Programs
Nursing, SBPS

B.S./M.S., Medical University of South Carolina; D.N.P., University of Colorado 

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 Experiences
Education, CoE

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

Glenda Kay Nanna, Ph.D.
Counseling, CNS
B.S., Wayland Baptist University; M.A., Columbia International University; Ph.D., Walden University

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, Ph.D.
Care and Counseling, SSM
B.S., Holmes College of the Bible; M.A.C.E., Columbia International University; M.Ed., Regent University; Ph.D., Columbia International University

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

Michelle Raven, Ph.D.
Intercultural Studies, CICS
B.A., Louisiana Tech University, M.A., Liberty University, J.D., Louisiana State University; Ph.D., Columbia International University

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

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

Andre Rogers, D.Min.
DML Program Director, SSM
B.A., D.Min., Columbia International University; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary

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

Seth Scott, Ph.D.
Counseling, SSM
B.S., Emmaus Bible College; M.A. Regent University; Ph.D. Walden University

Brian Simmons, Ed.D.
Associate Provost for Online Studies
Online Studies, SBPS

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 Wales

Sarah Thomas, Ph.D.
Psychology and Human Services, CAS
B.S., Benedict College; M.S., South Carolina State University; Ph.D., Capella University

Bryce Edward Thompson, M.M.
Choir Director and Music Faculty
Music, CAS
B.S., Indiana Wesleyan University; M.M., Michigan State University

Thomas M Vessey Jr.
Psychology, CAS
B.A., Wheaton College; M.T.S., Vanderbuilt University

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

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

James Whitaker, M.S.
Sports Management, SBPS 
M.S., Furman University; M.S., Bob Jones University

Paula Whitaker Ph.D.
Psychology, CAS
B.A., University of Tampa; M.A., Ph.D. University of South Florida

Zhiqiu Xu, Ph.D.
Chinese Seminary Studies Coordinator, SSM
Theology, 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

Peter Westphal, Ph.D., President
M.B.A., Heriot-Watt University, U.K.; Ph.D., Northcentral University, USA

Carmen Crouse, Director of Academic Services, Assistant Dean, Department Head Student Services, Institutional Development ESCT
M.A., Columbia International University

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elmar Spohn, D.Th., Director of MA Comprehensive Exercises
Intercultural Studies
M.A. in Missions, Columbia International University; D.Th., University of South Africa