Faculty

Resident Faculty
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...
Ed Smither, Dean of the College of Intercultural Studies at CIU Ed Smither
Dean, College of Intercultural Studies
B.A., North Carolina State University; M.A., M.Div.,Liberty University; Ph.D., University of Wales-Trinity Saint David; Ph.D., University of Pretoria Read More...
Elmar Spohn, Professor of Missiology at CIU - Korntal Elmar Spohn
M.A. Columbia International University; D.Th. University of South Africa Read More...
Philip M. Steyne Philip M. Steyne
Professor Emeritus
B.A., Roosevelt University; M.Div., Northern Baptist Theological Seminary; D.Miss., Fuller School of World MissionsRead More...
Milton Uecker, Associate Dean of the College of Education at CIU Milton V. Uecker
Director of the Lowrie Center for Christian School Education, Associate Dean of the College of Education, Professor of Education
B.A., Concordia University Chicago formerly Concordia Teachers College; M.Ed., University of Texas; Ed.D., University of Virginia Read More...
Larry R. Wagner Larry R. Wagner
Professor of Counseling
B.A., Wheaton College; M.Ed., George Mason University; Ph.D., Texas A&MRead More...
Cathy Warn Cathy Warn
Director of Training and Internship
B.A., Montreat College; M.A., Gordon-Conwell Theological SeminaryRead More...
James E. Watson James E. Watson
Coordinator of Ph.D. Research & Dissertations, Professor of Education
B.A., Asbury College; M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary; M.C.S., Regent College; M.Ed., Florida Atlantic University; Ph.D., The Ohio State UniversityRead More...
Klaus Wetzel Klaus Wetzel
M.S., Math; M.Ed. Secondary Education, University of Frankfurt; M.Th. (equiv.), D.Th., University of MainzRead More...
Zhiqiu Xu Zhiqiu Xu
Professor of Theology
B.A., Renmin University; M.A., Peking University; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Boston UniversityRead More...
Dr. Sandra Young Sandra Young
Liberal Arts Division Chair, English Program Director, Professor of English
B.A., George Fox University; Certificate in Bible, Columbia International University; M.A.T. in English, The Citadel; Ph.D. in English, University of South Carolina; teacher, Charleston County School District, 1999-2001; Faculty member, Columbia College, 2006-2013; Faculty, Columbia International University, 2013 – present.Read More...
Adjunct Faculty
Thomas Barbian Thomas Barbian
Adjunct Counseling Professor
B.A., Southern California College; M.S., California Lutheran University; Ph.D., Cambridge Graduate School of PsychologyRead More...
Trish Bates
Adjunct Counseling Professor
B.S., Liberty University, M.A.,  Columbia International University, SC Licensed Professional Counselor Intern.Read More...
Sharon Berry
Adjunct Professor of Education
B.S.E., University of Arkansas; M.S., Old Dominion University; Ph.D., Gallaudet UniversityRead More...
Alisha Biler
Ph.D (In progress), M.A., Linguistics & TEFL Certificate,  University of South Carolina Read More...
Dr. Brian Bohlman Dr. Brian Bohlman
DMin, BCCRead More...
Alison Branham
Voice Instructor
B.Mus., Columbia College; M.Mus., University of South Carolina; doctoral candidate, University of South CarolinaRead More...
Jim Brown
Psychology Professor
B.A., Belhaven College; M.Div., Covenant Theological Seminary; M.A., Columbia International UniversityRead More...
Trevor Castor Trevor Castor
Managing Director of the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies
B.A., Columbia International University; M.A., Columbia International University; PhD Candidate, Melbourne School of TheologyRead More...
A photo of Carmen Crouse, Director of Academic Programs at CIU (Korntal) Carmen Crouse
Director of Academic Programs - Korntal Campus
B.A. equiv., Freie Hochschule für Mission, Korntal, Germany; M.A., Columbia Biblical Seminary & School of MissionsRead More...
Angella Eanes
Adjunct Counseling Professor
B.S. Lee University, M.A., Church of God Theological Seminary, M.A., Ph.D.,  University of North Carolina at GreensboroRead More...
Chris Essig
Guitar Instructor
M.M. in Guitar Performance, University of South Carolina under the instruction of Christopher Berg; B.A. in Guitar Performance, Geneva CollegeRead More...
Laura Mae Gardner
D.Min., Conservative Baptist Theological SeminaryRead More...
Korntal
A photo of Carmen Crouse, Director of Academic Programs at CIU (Korntal) Carmen Crouse
Director of Academic Programs - Korntal Campus
B.A. equiv., Freie Hochschule für Mission, Korntal, Germany; M.A., Columbia Biblical Seminary & School of MissionsRead More...
A photo of Dr. Helmuth Egelkraut. Helmuth Egelkraut
Professor at Large
M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; Th.D., Princeton Theological SeminaryRead More...

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