Faculty

Resident Faculty
A photo of Michael Langston, professor of Chaplain Ministries at CIU. Michael W. Langston
Professor of Chaplain Ministries
B.S., University of Louisiana; M.A., The Naval War College; M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; D. Min., Bethel Theological Seminary 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, TEFL Coordinator Joe LeTexier
TEFL Coordinator
B.A., Crown College; M.A., M.Div. Columbia International UniversityRead 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, CIU professor Allan D. McKechnie
Professor of Ministry Care
B.B.E., Columbia International University; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; D.Min., Bethel SeminaryRead 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...
A photo of Connie Mitchell, dean of the College of Education at CIU. Connie Mitchell
Dean of the College of Education
B.A., Florida Bible College; B.S., Bryan College; M.A., Ed.D., University of MiamiRead More...
A photo of Debbie Moore, Master of Education Program Director. Debbie Moore
Master of Education (M.Ed.) Program Director, Professor of Education
B.S., Toccoa Falls College; M.Ed., Bob Jones University; Ed.D., Columbia International UniversityRead More...
A photo of Linda Murdaugh, the director of Professional Education Field Experiences at CIU Linda Murdaugh
Director of Professional Education Field Experiences
B.A., California Baptist College; M.A., California State UniversityRead More...
A photo of Michael Naylor, New Testament professor at CIU. Michael Naylor
Bible Studies Chair, Professor of New Testament
B.A., Moody Bible Institute; M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Ph.D., University of EdinburghMike Naylor is a New Testament professor in the College of Arts and Sciences. Originally from Iowa, Mike has also lived in Chicago, Edinburgh (Scotland), and Maryland. Mike joined the faculty at Columbia International University in 2012 after serving as an adjunct faculty member at Liberty...Read More...
Photo of Benjamin Noonan, CIU professor Benjamin Noonan
Professor of Old Testament & Hebrew
B.S., M.A., Wheaton College; M.Phil., Ph.D.. Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of ReligionRead More...
A photo of David Olshine, professor of Youth Ministry, Family, and Culture at CIU. David Olshine
Professor of Youth Ministry, Family, and Culture
B.G.S., Ohio University; M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary; D.Min., The Eastern Baptist Seminary  Read More...
A photo of Terry Powell, professor of Church Ministry at CIU Terry D. Powell
Professor of Church Ministry
B.A., Carson-Newman College; A.M., A.M., Wheaton College; PhD., Trinity Evangelical Divinity SchoolRead More...
A photo of Rhonda Pruitt, a professor at CIU. Rhonda Pruitt
Professor of Missionary Care
B.S., Holmes College of the Bible; M.A.C.E., Columbia International University; M.Ed., Regent University Read More...
Melina Rabon
Professor of Church Ministry
B.A., Columbia International University; M.A., Columbia International University: currently pursuing a DEdMin., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MORead More...
Wayne Rasmussen Wayne Rasmussen
Sports Management Program Director
BS in Education, Messiah College 1977; Vanguard Wilderness School, Wheaton College 1977; MA in Physical Education, Southern Methodist University 1982; EdD in Sports Management and Administration, Temple University 1995.Read More...
Photo of Jonathan Reibsamen, Director of Philosophy at CIU Jonathan Reibsamen
Associate Professor, Director of Philosophy
B.A., Columbia International University; M.A., Biola University; Ph.D, Saint Louis UniversityRead More...
Ken Rife, Communication/Digital Media Production Professor at CIU Ken Rife
Professor of Communication/Digital Media Production
A.A., Southwest Virginia Community College; B.A. Radford University; M.A., Regent UniversityRead More...
Andre Rogers, Professor of Church Ministry at CIU Andre Rogers
Professor of Church Ministry
B.A., D.Min., Columbia International University; Th.M., Dallas Theological SeminaryRead More...
Sam Rubinson, CIU professor Sam Rubinson
Professor of Youth Ministry, Family, and Culture
B.S., Valley Forge Christian College; M.A., Columbia International University; D.Min., Eastern Baptist Theological SeminaryRead More...
Shirl Schiffman Shirl Schiffman
Professor of Ministry Studies
Certificate in Biblical Studies, Columbia International University; B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University  Read More...
Brian Simmons Brian Simmons
Associate Provost for Online Studies, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)/Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Program Director, Professor of Education
B.A. Cornerstone University; B.S. Calvin College; M.S. Indiana University South Bend; Ed.D. Ball State University; Certificate in Fund Raising Management, Indiana School of Philanthropy.Read More...

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