2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jul 18, 2024  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVE]

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
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, Professor of the School of Business and Professional Studies
Bryan Beyer, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
Jennifer Booth, University Registrar
Benjamin Bryan, Director of Institutional Research and Assessment
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
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
Dave Magnuson, 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

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

*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 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 Emeritus
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

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

Milt 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; 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

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

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

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

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

L. Igou Hodges, Ph.D.
Systematic Theology, SSM
B.A., Columbia International University; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh

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

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

Don N. Howell Jr., Th.D.
New Testament, Greek, SSM
B.I.E., Georgia Institute of Technology; Th.M., Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary

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

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

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

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

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

Brian Simmons, Ed.D.
Ph.D./Ed.S. Program Director 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; M.A., M.Div., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Pretoria; Ph.D., University of Wales

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.
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

Adjunct Faculty

Raphael Anzenberger, D.Min.
Missions
D.Min., Columbia Internationa University

Thomas Barbian, Ph.D.
Counseling
Ph.D. Cambridge Graduate School of Psychology; SC Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor

Richard Beadle, Ed.D.
Business
Ed.D. University of Cincinnati

Marybeth Berry, M.A.
M.A., Rhode Island College

Alisha Biler, M.A.
Linguistics, CICS
M.A., University of South Carolina

Brian Bohlman, D.Min.
Chaplaincy
D.Min., Erskine Seminary

Amber Bowen, M.A.,
Philosophy
M.A., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Scott Boyer, M.S.
Business
M.S. Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Philip Bradley, M.A.
Bible and Theology
M.A., Columbia International University

Alison Branham, M.M.
Vocal Music
M.M., University of South Carolina

Susan Bryan, M.A.
Education
M.A., Columbia International University

Brion Burns, D. Min.
Evangelism
D.Min., Columbia International University

Allison Byxbe, M.A.
English
M.A., University of South Carolina

Benjamin Byxbe, B.A.
Webpage Design
B.A., Columbia International University

G. Trevor Castor, M.A
Intercultural Studies
M.A., Columbia International University

Ricky Christman, Ed.D.
Business
Ed.D., Indiana Wesleyan University

Elizabeth Clevenger, Ph.D.
Education
Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Paul Cochrane, M.Div.
Bible
M.Div., Columbia International University

Kezia Curry, Ph.D.
Education
Ph.D., Emory University

Marshall F. Davis, Ph.D.
Evangelism
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University

Rachel Elizabeth Davis, D.M.A.
Music
D.M.A., University of South Carolina

Larry Dixon, Ph.D.
Systematic Theology
Ph.D., Drew University

Brian Dougherty, Ed.D.
Education
Ed.D., Ball State University

Ralph Enlow Jr., Ed.D.
Education
Ed.D., Vanderbilt University

Kevin Flickner, M.Div.
Bible
M.Div., Columbia International University

Michael R. Galdamez, Ph.D.
Bible Teaching, Bible, Theology
Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Ann Gallagher, Ph.D.,
Curriculum
Ph.D., Columbia International University

Philip Gelatt, Ed.D.
Business
Ed.D., Indiana Wesleyan University

Walter Griffin, M.A.
Business
M.A., Webster University

David Guyor, M.S.
Business
M.S., Eastern University

Donald L. Hamilton, D.Min.
Preaching
D.Min., Bethel Theological Seminary

Jon A. Herrin, M.Div.
English
M.Div., Erskine Seminary

Matthew Hill, Ph.D.
History
Ph.D., Georgia State University

Lindsay Hislop, Ph.D.
Linguistics, English
Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Judith Hobbs, M.S.
Math
M.S., Stephen F. Austin University

David Holly, MBA
Business
MBA, State University of NY at Binghamton

Nabeel T. Jabbour, Th.D.
Muslim Studies
D.Th., University of South Africa

Christopher Jero, Ph.D.
Old Testament
Ph.D., Hebrew Union College -Cincinnati Campus

Peggie Johnson, M.Ed.
Education
M.Ed., Columbia International University

Sandra Jolly, Ph.D.
Education
Ph.D., Columbia International University

Phyllis Kilbourn, Ph.D.
Education
Ph.D., Trinity International University

Charles Koestline, M.A.
Counseling
M.A., Miami University - Oxford, Ohio; SC Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor

Daniel Koshy, M.A.
Business
M.A., University of South Carolina

Daniel Kruidenier, Ph.D.
Philosophy
Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Lisa Lanpher, M.Ed.
Social Sciences
M.Ed., University of South Florida

Warren Larson, Ph.D.
Intercultural Studies
Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary

Elaine Lindsey, Ed.D.
Education
Ed.D., University of South Carolina

Peggy Lee Manoogian, M.ME.
Music
M.ME, Roosevelt University

Johnny Miller, Th.D.
New Testament
Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary

João Mordomo, D.ICS
ICS
D.ICS, Western Seminary

George Murray, D.Miss.
Chancellor
Preaching, Missions

D.Miss., Trinity International University

Nicholas Natale, Ph.D.
Psychology
Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Shannon Nichols, B.S.
Math
B.S., North Carolina State University

Jennifer Noonan, Ph.D.
Bible
Ph.D., Hebrew Union College

Rhonda Olshine, M.Div.
Bible
M.Div., Asbury College

Ben Orner, B.S.
Communication
B.S., Columbia International University

William Paulling, D.Min.
Bible
D.Min., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Michelle Raven, J.D.
CICS
J.D., Louisiana State University

Saxon Reasons, Ed.D.
Ed.D., University of South Carolina

Carol Rownd, Ph.D.
Theology
Ph.D., Indiana Wesleyan University

James Schirmer, M.Div.
Bible
M.Div., Columbia International University

Nicole Shirk, M.A.T.
German
M.A.T., University of South Carolina

Charles Smith, M.B.A.
Business
M.B.A., Grand Canyon University

Gerald Spence, M.A.T.
English
M.A.T., Charleston Southern University

Alexander Stewart, Ph.D.
New Testament
Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Rick C. Swift, M.Div.
Social Sciences
M.Div., Columbia International University

Caitlyn Thompson, M.Ed.
Education
M.Ed., Columbia International University

Hugh Tracy, MBA
Business
MBA, University of Pennsylvania

Emily Wang, Ph.D.
Bible
Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical University

James Wiley, MBA
Business
MBA, Clark Atlanta University

Tina Winchester, M.A.
TEFL
M.Ed., Clemson University