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Reggie McNeal


B.A., University of South Carolina; M.Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. McNeal enjoys helping people, leaders, and Christian organizations pursue more intentional lives. He currently serves as the Missional Leadership Specialist for Leadership Network of Dallas, Texas. His past experience involves over a decade as a denominational executive and leadership development coach. He also served in local congregational leadership for over twenty years, including being the founding pastor of a new church. He has lectured or taught as adjunct faculty for multiple seminaries. Reggie has contributed to numerous denominational publications and church leadership journals.


Carrie Caudill

Carrie Caudill, Psychology Professor at CIU
Psychology Professor
(803) 807-5123

B.S. Columbia International University; Ed.S. University of South Carolina; Albert Ellis Institute; South Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor, 2007-present; Ph.D. University of South Carolina

Mrs. Caudill brings a family systems approach to Christian psychology in her teaching. Her heart's desire is to allow Christ to offer complete wholeness and healing to hurting people. In addition to teaching, she counsels at a local Christian private practice. Mrs. Caudill and her husband also facilitate a young adults group committed to seeking God.  The following are her research interests: strengthening Christian marriages, marital satisfaction and the role of gender and employment status, the effect of trauma on childhood development, personality traits and college success, and college student mental health.

B.A., Psychology and Biblical Studies Columbia International University; ED.S., Marriage and Family Counseling, University of South Carolina; doctoral candidate - University of South Carolina in Counselor Education and Supervision, 2009-present; Licensed Professional Counselor, Associate Counselor, Palmetto Counseling Associates, 2005-present; Family Counselor at the Addictions and Recovery Center, Richland Springs, 2006-2007.


Geoffrey Griffith

Intercultural Studies Professor
D. Min., Western Conservative Baptist Seminary

Geoffrey is a missionary statesman who desires to help the next generation of Intercultural Studies professionals develop wisdom before they move overseas. While he remains in leadership at SIM International near Charlotte, N.C., he drives to Columbia one semester each year in order to make a difference so that our students can truly know Christ and make Him known.

B.A., Eastern Washington State University; M.Div., D.Min., Western Conservative Baptist Seminary. Missionary in South Africa, 1977-1985; executive director, American Council, Africa Evangelical Fellowship, 1986-1997; Ethnic Focus ministry and missionary in India with SIM International, 1997-present.


Charlie Koestline

Adjunct Counseling Professor

B.A., Suffolk University; M.A., Miami University

B.A., Suffolk University; M.A., Miami University; graduate assistant, Butler County Mental Health Center, 1968-70; intern in psychology, certificate from Wofford Hall, USAF Medical Center, 1971-72; clinical psychology, United States Air Force, 1971-75; SC Licensed Professional Counselor; SC Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; SC Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, 1985; Columbia Area Mental Health, 1975-2004; staff counselor, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1985-present; staff counselor, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, 1985-2005; private practice, Palmetto Counseling Associates, 1995-2005; university counselor and adjunct faculty, Columbia International University, Graduate School Division/College of Counseling, 2001-present.adjunct faculty (Columbia International University, Graduate School Division, 2001-2010; adjunct faculty, Columbia International University, College of Counseling, 2010-present); SC Licensed Professional Counselor; SC Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; SC Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor.


Stephanie Bryant

Stephanie Bryant
Director of Career Services
(803) 807-5076

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)

Mrs. Stephanie Bryant started working at CIU in 1994 and has a passion for helping students succeed.  As the director of Career Services, she has developed a career center that offers valuable resources to both students and employers.  Stephanie takes a proactive approach to problem solving and has the know-how to provide professional career services to achieve students' goals and objectives as they transition into and out of college.

Stephanie has a Bachelor of Science degree in the Management of Human Resources from Southern Wesleyan University and a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from CIU and is a certified Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF).  She has extensive experience in career-oriented learning and employment trends and is available for individual career counseling and classroom or group career planning presentations for students.

Stephanie also serves as an adjunct professor, currently teaching the undergrad College Study Skills course and Visual Arts for the College of Education.  Prior to coming to CIU, she was an elementary art teacher in Christian schools for several years.

Stephanie is married to Bobby Bryant (former Minnesota Viking professional football player) and has two sons.  One son is a professional soccer player and they enjoy going to his games.

University of South Carolina; B.S., Southern Wesleyan University; M.Ed., Columbia International University; Level 1 training, National Institute of Learning Disabilities (NILD); Certified GCDF (Global Career Development Facilitator); Field Education staff (1994-2004); Elementary Teaching Field Education Supervisor (1996-2004); Adjunct Faculty (1994-present); Career Services (2004-present).


Corrine Barbian

Psychology Professor

B.S., Chapman University; M.A., California Family Study Center

Mrs. Barbian serves as an adjunct professor in the Psychology program. She supervises the student practicum program. She is an excellent speaker and counselor. She is currently practicing at Lake Murray Counseling Center.

B.S., Chapman University; M.A., California Family Study Center. Counselor in clinical and private practice in California 1994-1998; Private practice in South Carolina, 2000-present; CISM Debriefing Team member, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, 2001-present. 2002


Ken Rife

Ken Rife, Communication/Digital Media Production Professor at CIU
Professor of Communication/Digital Media Production
(803) 807-5161

A.A., Southwest Virginia Community College; B.A. Radford University; M.A., Regent University

Ken brings a unique blend of academic training in film along with over 20 years of film-making experience specifically within ministry settings. He served with the media operation of Campus Crusade for Christ, and most recently directed a media production ministry called Starshell Media Ministries. He is excited about mentoring the next generation of videographers to "communicate Christ creatively."

A.A., Southwest Virginia Community College; B.A. Radford University; M.A., Regent University, Virginia. Media staff with CCCI, 1980-1999; Starshell Media, 2000-present. 2007


Christopher Little

Chris Little, Professor of Intercultural Studies
Professor of Intercultural Studies
(803) 807-5603

B.S., University of Southern California; M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary; Th.M., Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary

Christopher R. Little has over eighteen years of cross-cultural missionary experience on four different continents with five different mission organizations. He served in Kenya among the Luo tribe with Campus Crusade for Christ, in Europe and the Asian sub-continent with Operation Mobilization as the personal assistant to George Verwer, in Portugal and Mozambique among the Makhuwa tribe with African Inland Mission International, with World Mission Associates as the director of International Ministries, and in Jordan with the Baptist General Conference as an assistant Professor of Missiology at the Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary. In his present position as Professor of Intercultural Studies at Columbia International University, he empowers students to think critically and serve effectively in mission throughout the various global contexts of the 21st century.

Dr. Little holds a B.S., University of Southern California; M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary; Th.M. and Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary. In addition, he is the author of The Revelation of God Among the Unevangelized: An Evangelical Appraisal and Missiological Contribution to the Debate (William Carey Library, 2000), Mission in the Way of Paul: Biblical Mission for the Church in the Twenty-First Century (Peter Lang Publishing, 2005), and Polemic Missiology for the 21st Century: In Memoriam of Roland Allen (Kindle, 2013), as well as numerous articles on mission in various journals.



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