Faculty

Resident Faculty
A photo of Markus Klausi, CIU professor of New Testament & Greek. Markus Klausli
Professor of New Testament & Greek
B.A., Seattle Pacific University; M.Div., Columbia International University; S.T.M., Ph.D., Dallas Theological SeminaryRead More...
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 Edinburgh 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...

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