Our Faculty

CIU faculty bring to the classroom deep experience that might include working among Muslims in France and North Africa, teaching leadership skills to FBI Academy instructors, or serving as teachers and administrators in both public and Christian schools.

Add in former military chaplains, experienced practicing family counselors and experts in ancient languages (to name a few) and you get just the right mix of experience and devotion to God that makes CIU a leader among the nation’s Christian universities and seminaries.

Our student/faculty ratio for undergraduates is 17 to 1. At the graduate and seminary level, it’s 12 to 1. Our educators are here because of their passion for their students and community. Interacting with them inside and outside the classroom is how our Bible-based college and seminary transforms students’ lives through developing their academics, sparking their spiritual growth and honing their ministry skills.

Resident Faculty
Scott R Adams Scott R. Adams
Dean of the School of Business
Juris Doctorate, Brooklyn Law SchoolRead More...
Steve Baarendse, Professor of English Steve Baarendse
Professor of English, Humanities Program Director
B.A., Taylor University; M.A., Indiana University; Ph.D., University of South CarolinaRead More...
Bryan Beyer, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences Bryan E. Beyer
Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
B.A., Colorado State University; M.Div., Denver Seminary; Ph.D., Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of ReligionRead More...
David Cashin, Professor of Intercultural Studies at Columbia International University (CIU) David G. Cashin
Professor of Intercultural Studies
B.A., Gordon College; M.A., Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh; M.A., Ph.D., Stockholm University, Sweden Read More...
Karen Close, Director of Christian Service Learning at CIU Karen Close
Director of Christian Service Learning
B.A. (Ministry) Western Christian College, Canada; M.A. & M.A.C.E., Columbia International University; D.Min., Palmer Theological Seminary, PhiladelphiaRead More...
Anita Cooper, Bible Teaching Program Director at CIU Anita J. Cooper
Bible Teaching (Undergraduate and M.A.B.T.) Program Director
B.S., Columbia Bible College; M.Ed., Reformed Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of South Carolina; advanced biblical studies, Reformed Theological Seminary and Columbia International UniversityRead More...
Dave Croteau, Professor of New Testament, PhD Program Director, Associate Dean David A. Croteau
Professor of New Testament, PhD Program Director, Associate Dean
Bio Dr. Croteau joined the faculty of Columbia Biblical Seminary in 2013 and became Associate Dean in 2020. He teaches New Testament and Greek courses and is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society. Before joining CIU, he was Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Liberty University from 2006–2013. Dr. Croteau has taught in Tanzania, Kenya, South Korea, India, Nepal, Cambodia...Read More...
John Crutchfied, Middle Eastern Studies Program Director John Crutchfield
Middle Eastern Studies Program Director, Professor of Bible
Certificate form Torchbearer Schools, Capernwray Hall, England and Tauernhof, Austria; B.A., Columbia Bible College; M.A., Columbia Biblical Seminary and Graduate School of Missions; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Israel Study Tour, 1990; M.Phil., D.Phil., Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion, CincinnatiRead More...
Photo of Victor Cuartas Victor Cuartas
Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies
D.Min. Regent University; Ph.D. Columbia International UniversityRead More...
Dan Delozier, Communication Program Director Daniel F. DeLozier
Professional Studies Division Chair, Communication Program Director
B.S., Lancaster Bible College; M.S., Temple University; Ed.D., Temple UniversityRead More...
Amy Dubois Amy DuBois
Professor of Business Administration
B.A. Southern Methodist University; MBA Baylor University; DBA Student at Grand Canyon UniversityAmy came to CIU in the spring of 2013 as an adjunct faculty member in finance. In January 2014 she joined CIU and is a full-time School of Business professor. Amy is completing her Doctorate of Business Administration from Grand Canyon University.After earning her MBA from Baylor University in...Read More...
A photo of Dr. Helmuth Egelkraut. Helmuth Egelkraut
Professor at Large
M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; Th.D., Princeton Theological SeminaryRead More...
Photo for Steve Farra Stephen H. Farra
Psychology Program Director, Professor of Psychology
B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., Wheaton College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota; Albert Ellis InstituteRead More...
David Finklea David Finklea
Assistant Director, Prison Initiative
B.S. in Religion and Apologetics, Liberty University; M.A. in Theological Studies, Liberty University David was born in Mullins, South Carolina and has lived in various parts of the state before moving to Columbia. He joined CIU’s Prison Initiative Ministry in June 2020. He also serves as the pastor and Bible teacher for a church in Kingstree, South Carolina. He is the founder of...Read More...
Brian Gault, Professor, Old Testament Brian P. Gault
Professor, Old TestamentRead More...
Karen Grant, Professor of Youth Ministry, Family, and Culture Karen Grant
Professor of Youth Ministry, Family, and CultureRead More...
Donald L. Hamilton, Emeritus Professor of Homiletics Donald L. Hamilton
Emeritus Professor of HomileticsRead More...
John D. Harvey, Dean and Professor of New Testament John D. Harvey
Dean and Professor of New Testament
Education ThD, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto MDiv, Columbia Graduate School of Bible and Missions BArch, Syracuse University BA, Syracuse University Selected Publications A Commentary on Romans. Kregel Publications 2019. Romans. Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament. B&H Publishing, 2017. Interpreting the Pauline Letters. Kregel Publications...Read More...
Lindsay Hislop William Lindsay Hislop
Professor Emeritus
B.A., Columbia Bible College; M.A., Ph.D., University of South Carolina Read More...
Photo of Lynn Hoekstra, CIU Education Professor Lynn Hoekstra
Teacher Education Program Director, Professor of Education
B.A., Calvin College; M.A., Western Michigan University; Ed.D., Azusa Pacific University Read More...
Steve Johnson, Professor of Counseling Steve A. Johnson
Professor of CounselingRead More...
A photo of Becky Kilgus. Becky Kilgus
Associate Professor of Music Education
B.A. University of South Carolina; M.M. Boston UniversityRead More...
Markus Klausli, Professor of New Testament Markus Klausli
Professor of New TestamentRead More...
Mike Langston, Professor of Practical Theology Michael W. Langston
Professor of Practical Theology
B.S., University of Louisiana; M.A., The Naval War College; M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; D. Min., Bethel Theological Seminary; Ph.D. University of Aberdeen  Read More...
A photo of James Lanpher, CIU Provost. James Lanpher
Provost & Sr. Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
B.S., Georgetown University; M.Div., Alliance Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre DameRead More...
Warren Larson Warren F. Larson
Professor Emeritus
Diploma, Peace River Bible Institute; B.Th., Vancouver Bible College; M.Miss., Canadian Theological Seminary; M.Div., Trinity Western University; Ph.D., Fuller Theological SeminaryRead More...
Joe LeTexier, Professor of TESOL/Linguistics Joe LeTexier
Professor of TESOL/Linguistics
B.A., Crown College; M.A., M.Div., Columbia International University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina Read More...
A photo of Rod Lewis, CIU's Music Program Director. Rod Lewis
Music Program Director, Professor of Music
B.A. in Music Education, Alderson Broaddus College; M.M. in Guitar Performance, University of South Carolina;n D.M.A. in Guitar Performance, University of South CarolinaRead More...
Alex Luc Alex T. Luc
Professor Emeritus of Old Testament and 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 Read More...
Photo of Mark McCann, a professor at CIU, a Christian university in South Carolina. Mark McCann
Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Program Director, Professor of Education
B.A., Florida Bible College; M.S., Nova Southeastern University; Ed.D., University of Central FloridaRead More...
Photo of Dr. Allan McKechnie Allan D. McKechnie
Emeritus Professor of Ministry CareRead More...
A photo of Kevin McWilliams, Bible and Intercultural Studies professor at CIU. Kevin McWilliams
Bible Studies Professor
B.A., Columbia Bible College; M.A., Columbia Biblical Seminary and Graduate School of Missions; D.Min., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Trinity International UniversityRead More...

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