2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVE]

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

Manuel Espina (2021) Washington, DC, Retired

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

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

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

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

*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

Gary Uber (2018) Hope Sound, FL, Businessman


Trustees Emeriti

Donald Bailey, Woodstock, GA

Russell L. French, Knoxville, TN

Crawford Loritts, Roswell, GA

David C. Moreland, Shellpoint, FL

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


The President’s Cabinet

Rick Christman, Interim President

James Lanpher, Provost 

Eric Froistad, Chief Financial Officer

Diane Mull, Vice President for Institutional Advancement & University Communications

Tirrell​ Howell, Vice President for Information Technology

Brian Simmons, Vice President CIU Global

Tony Fajardo, Headmaster, Ben Lippen School

Academic and Student Affairs

James Lanpher, Provost

Jennifer Booth, Associate Provost of Academic Services

Elizabeth Haselden, University Registrar

David DeWitt, Dean of College of Arts & Sciences

Amy Dubois, Dean of Cook School of Business

David Croteau, Dean of Seminary & School of Counseling 

Michael Johnson, Dean of College of Education

Ed Smither, Dean of College of Intercultural Studies

Jill McElheny, Dean of School of Nursing

Brian Simmons, Vice President of CIU Global

Kevin Jones, Dean of CIU Global

Zhiqiu Xu, Administrative Dean of CIU Kepha

Andre Rogers, Dean of Student Life and Campus Unity

Roxi Snodgrass, Director of Institutional Research and Assessment

Cynthia Snell, Director of Fleece Library

Lisa Lanpher, Director of Academic Success

Holly Cole, Director of Advising

Rebecka Vessey, Director of Athletic Compliance


Darren Richie, Director of Athletics

Finance and Operations

Eric Froistad, Chief Financial Officer

Wes Brothers, Assistant Vice President Student Financial Services, Interim Controller

Stephen Pearrow, Chief of Security

Patricia Hix, Director of Financial Aid

Don Jones, Director of Human Resources

Ann Marie Hubbard, Manager, Pineview Apartments

Phil Miller, Director of Physical Plant

Enrollment Management

Scott Boyer, Director of Graduate & Online Recruitment

Amy VanHorn, Director of 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, Director of Foundations & Strategic Partnerships

Emeritus Faculty

*Cliff Bedell
Professor Emeritus

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

Bryan E. Beyer, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus

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

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

Karen Close
Professor Emerita
Christian Service Learning
B.A., Western Christian College, DMin, Palmer Theological Seminary;

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

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

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

Larry E. Dixon, Ph.D
Professor Emeritus

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

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

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

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

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

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

James E. Watson, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
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

 *In Memorial

Resident Faculty

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 Bireline
Sports Management, CSB
M.A.T., Seattle Pacific University

H. Keller Bright
English, CAS
M.A., Liberty University

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

Angela Conder, MSN
Nursing, CAS
B.A., M.S.N., Clemson University.

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

Dan Criswell
Biology, CAS
B.S., Weber State University; Ph.D., The University of Montana

David Croteau, Ph.D.
Dean of the Seminary & School of Counseling
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.
CAS Division Chair: Bible
Bible, Hebrew, Hermeneutics, 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

David Allen DeWitt, Ph.D.
Dean of College of Arts and Sciences
Biology, CAS
B.S., Michigan State University; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Amy DuBois, Ph.D..
Dean of the Cook School of Business
B.B.A., Southern Methodist University, M.B.A., Baylor University, Ph.D., Columbia International University

Tim Dunn, Ph.D.  
History, CAS
Ph.D., University of Aberdeen

Ginavra Gibson, Ph.D.
Counseling, SSC
MACN, Columbia International University; Ph.D., University of the Cumberlands

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

Erika Hardee, M.S.N.
Nursing, SON
M.S.N., Chamberlain University

John D. Harvey, Th.D.
PhD. Program Director, SSM
New Testament, Greek, Hermeneutics, SSM

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

Keith Hawes, Ph.D.
Communication, CAS
M.S., Colorado State University Global; Ph.D., Liberty University

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

Michael Johnson
Dean of the College of Education
Ph.D., University of Alaska Fairbanks; M.A.T., Harbison West

Steve Johnson, Ph.D.
Addictions Counseling, SSM
B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Indiana University; D.Min., Columbia Bible College & Seminary

Kevin Jones, Ph.D.
Leadership, CIU-Global
M.A., M.Ed., Ph.D., Indiana Wesleyan University

Rebecca Kemfort, MSN
Nursing, School of Nursing
MSN, Charleston Southern University

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

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

Ryan Klejment-Lavin, Ph.D.
Intercultural Studies, CICS
M.S., Hope International University; Ph.D., Biola University

Michael Langston, Ph.D.
Chaplain Ministries, 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

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

Marybeth Leavell, Ed.D.
Leadership, CIU Global
M.A., University of Northern Colorado; Ed.D., Grand Canyon University

Jimmy Leach, Ph.D.
Nursing, SON
Ph.D., Univeristy 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

Joseph Lin, Ph.D.
Cybersecurity, Kepha Institute
M.S. and Ph.D., University of Florida

Michael Lyons
Old Testament, SSC
M.Div., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Hebrew Union College; M.Phil., Hebrew Union College

Alexander Manzewitsch, Ph.D.
Chemistry, CAS
Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Benjamin Mathew, Ph.D.
Counseling, SSC
M.A., Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Northcentral University

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.
Dean of School of Nursing
B.A., Furman University; 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, D.Min.
Director of the Prison Initiative
B.A., Carver Bible College; M.Div., D.Min, Columbia International University

Connie Mitchell, Ed.D.
PhD Director for 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, SSC
B.S., Wayland Baptist University; M.A., Columbia International University; Ph.D., Walden University

Michael Naylor, Ph.D.
CAS Division Chair: Biblical Studies
New Testament, 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, SSC
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, CAS
B.G.S., Ohio University; M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary; D.Min., The Eastern Baptist Seminary

Toni Pauls, Ph.D.
Leadership, CIU Global
Ph.D., Regent University

Rhonda Pruitt, Ph.D.
Care and Counseling, SSC
B.S., Holmes College of the Bible; M.A., Columbia International University; M.Ed., Regent University; Ph.D., Columbia International University

Melina Rabon, M.A.
Director of Internships, Ministry Studies, Assistant Dean of SSC
B.S., M.A., Columbia International University; DEdMin, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

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, SSC
B.A., D.Min., Columbia International University; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary

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

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

Brian Simmons, Ed.D.
Vice President of CIU Global
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

YingQuan Song, Ph.D.
Kepha Institute
M.A. and Ph.D. University of California

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, SSC
B.A., Wheaton College; M.Ed., George Mason University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University

James Whitaker, Ph.D.
Sport Management, CSB 
M.A., Furman University; M.A., Bob Jones University; Ph.D., Concordia University Chicago

Paula K. Whitaker Ph.D.
Chair, Divison of Social Sciences
Psychology, CAS

B.A., University of Tampa; M.A., Ph.D. University of South Florida

Zhiqiu Xu, Ph.D.
Administrative Dean, The Kepha Institute
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

CIU Korntal: Korntal, Germany

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

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, Ph.D., Dean
Intercultural Studies
M.A. in Intercultural Studies, Columbia International University; Ph.D., 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
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