Faculty

Resident Faculty
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
Ed.D./Ed.S. Program Director
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...
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
Associate Dean of the College of Education
B.A., Suffolk University; M.A., Miami University; Ed.D. University of VirginiaRead More...
Larry R. Wagner
Counseling Professor
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 Seminary Read More...
James E. Watson James E. Watson
Education Professor
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...
Mark Wenger, English Professor Mark Wenger
English Professor
B.A., University of South Carolina; M.A., Columbia International University; additional graduate studies, University of South CarolinaRead More...
Klaus Wetzel
M.S., Math; M.Ed. Secondary Education, University of Frankfurt; M.Th. (equiv.), D.Th., University of MainzRead More...
Zhiqiu Xu, Professor of Theology at CIU Zhiqiu Xu
Professor of Theology
B.A., Renmin University; M.A., Peking University; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Boston UniversityRead More...
Sandra Young, Liberal Arts Division Chair at CIU Sandra Young
Liberal Arts Division Chair, English Professor
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
Corrine Barbian
Psychology Professor
B.S., Chapman University; M.A., California Family Study CenterRead More...
Tom Barbian Tom Barbian
Counseling Professor
B.A., Southern California College; M.S., California Lutheran UniversityRead More...
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...
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...
Walter E. Brown
Th.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary  Read More...
Stephanie Bryant Stephanie Bryant
Director of Career Services
University of South Carolina passed EEE; B.S., Southern Wesleyan University; M.Ed., Columbia International University; Level 1 training, National Institute of Learning Disabilities (NILD)Read More...
Trevor Castor Trevor Castor
Associate Director of the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies
B.S., Columbia International University; MDiv, Columbia International University; PhD Candidate, Melbourne School of TheologyRead More...
Kim Chappell Kim Chappell
Adjunct Education Faculty
B.A., University of Florida; M.Ed., Columbia International University; M.S., Walden University; Ed.D., Argosy UniversityRead More...
Carmen Crouse
Director of Academic Programs - Korntal Branch Campus
B.A. equiv., Freie Hochschule für Mission, Korntal, Germany; M.A., Columbia Biblical Seminary & School of MissionsRead More...
William Davidson
Th.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary  Read More...

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