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David G. Cashin

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David Cashin, professor of Intercultural Studies at CIU
Professor of Intercultural Studies
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(803) 807-5326

B.A., Gordon College; M.A., Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh; M.A., Ph.D., Stockholm University, Sweden

Dr. Cashin is professor of intercultural studies at Columbia Biblical Seminary and School of Ministry. Dr. Cashin obtained his bachelor of arts degree in history from Gordon College and his master of arts and doctor of philosophy in indology from Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden. While in Sweden, Dr. Cashin served as pastor of two churches. He wrote and taught courses and seminars in Islamic history, theology and Muslim-Christian relations.

For nine years Dr. Cashin served in Bangladesh as missionary, church planter, educator and development worker with SIM International. He is fluent in Bengali and Swedish and has extensive knowledge of seven other languages.

In the United States Dr. Cashin served as press secretary to the U.S. Center for World Mission and as director of research at the Samuel Zwemer Institute of Islamic Studies.

Prior to joining the faculty of Columbia Biblical Seminary and School of Missions, Dr. Cashin was principal of Valley Christian School in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Dr. Cashin is the author of The Ocean of Love: Ali Rajâ’s gam and Jnân Sâgara, The Ocean of Love: Middle Bengali Sufi Literature and the Fakirs of Bengal, The Secret of the Blessing of Abraham, Study Guide for the Blessing of Abraham, and Muhammad and the People of the Book. He also has published numerous articles on Islam and other subjects.

Dr. Cashin and his wife, Margareta, reside in Columbia.

Ph.D., Stockholm University, Sweden; press secretary, US Center for World Mission, 1977-79; director of research, Samuel Zwemer Institute of Islamic Studies, 1979-80; immigrant relations specialist, Saron Baptist Church, Gothenburg, Sweden, 1980-82; missionary, church planter, educator and development worker, SIM International, 1982-91; city translator, Eskilstuna, Sweden, 1991-94; teacher and seminar leader, Örebro Theological Seminary, 1991-95; pastor, Johanneberg Baptist and Salem Baptist Church, 1991-95; interim pastor, Stony Brook Community Church, 1996-97; principal, Valley Christian School, 1995-2001; faculty, Columbia Biblical Seminary and School of Ministry, 2001-present.

  • Islamics
  • Missions
  • Evangelism
  • Prison ministry
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Sharon Berry

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Adjunct Professor of Education
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B.S.E., University of Arkansas; M.S., Old Dominion University; Ph.D., Gallaudet University

Sharon R. Berry, PhD, is a well-known speaker and author with more than 300 products to her credit. She has worked in public and Christian schools for over 30 years as a special education teacher and administrator. She was director of curriculum for ACSI for several years and now serves as vice-president of Christian Academic Publications and Services in Birmingham, Alabama and is the founder and director of Deaf Online University.

Her B.A. is from the University of Arkansas, her M.A. is from Old Dominion University, and she is the first person to receive a Ph.D. from Gallaudet University. Dr. Berry is the daughter of deaf parents and is an experienced teacher of the Deaf, a former Principal of the Virginia School for the Deaf at Hampton. She is a prolific writer of curriculum for Christian Academic Publications & Services and has several curriculum series published by Lifeway. She has held numerous positions as consultant, speaker, and adjunct faculty. Her research interests are: current implications of brain research, Special education, child development and discipline.She serves on various boards, including NILD, Christian Deaf Fellowship, ME Foundation and Riverside Foundation.

Dr. Berry is married to a retired pastor and has two daughters. She is involved with deaf ministries and enjoys reading and writing, gardening, music, and her grandchildren.

Teacher, Arkansas School for the Deaf, 1965-69; special education teacher, Portsmouth Public Schools, 1969-1974; special education teacher, Virginia Beach Public Schools, 1974-77; adjunct professor in special education at three universities, 1973-present; principal, Virginia School in Hampton, 1979-83; teacher, curriculum coordinator, director of special education, Lynchburg Christian Academy, 1983-84; director, Shades Mountain Christian Schools, 1984-94; director of curriculum, Association of Christian Schools International, 1989-1996; founder and vice president, Christian Academic Publications & Services, 1996-present; founder and director, Deaf Online University, 2002-present

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Mark Bolte

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Bryan Bolte, counseling professor at CIU
Counseling Professor
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(803) 807-5341

B.A., Tennessee Temple University; M.S., Loyola College; Psy.D., Florida Tech

Mark Bolte Psy.D. is a full professor in the College of Counseling, and former Director of the MA Counseling Program. He teaches several of the core counseling courses in the areas of diagnosis, assessment, personal development and theory. 

He was raised in Binghamton New York and has lived most of his life along the east coast. Dr. Bolte has worked in the area of mental health since 1984, with experiences in the areas of chemical dependency, stress and trauma management, military and public safety psychology, and several different outpatient Christian private practices.

He came to Columbia with his wife, Susan and their two boys, Scott and Reese, after being stationed at Fort Jackson by the United States Army. Here he served as the Chief Psychologist and helped to develop the Drill Sergeant screening program.

Dr. Bolte continued work in the area of personnel psychology through his position with the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, where he managed the psychological screening of law enforcement officers and taught at the police academy. He also maintains a part-time private practice with a group of other Christian therapists in downtown Columbia.

Dr. Bolte began teaching at CIU in 2000. Here he discovered his passion to teach and mentor as he led students to explore God's process of healing and growth. Strongly influenced by the teaching and writing of Dr. Larry Crabb, Dr. Bolte would describe his view of Christian counseling as centered upon the Spirit-empowered relational communication of grace and truth within a developmental and cultural understanding of the individual. He is fond of quoting Dr. Crabb as saying "nothing changes us more than to look bad in the face of love." When not spending his free time with his family, Dr. Bolte can be found either in his gardens or tinkering at his workbench.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:  APA residency in clinical psychology, 1996, Tripler Army Medical Center; Psy.D. (Clinical Psychology), 1996, Florida Tech Mental health worker, Sheppard Pratt hospital, 1984-89; psychotherapist in private practice, Baltimore MD, 1988-1992; addiction counselor, Epoch Counseling Center, 1989-92; instructor, Midlands Technical College, Beltline Campus, 1997; chief of psychology service, Fort Jackson's Community Mental Health Service, 1996-99; command psychologist, Fort Jackson's Community Mental Health Service, 1998-99; chief psychologist, South Carolina Department of Public Safety, Criminal Justice Academy Division, 1999-2003; psychologist in private practice, Palmetto Counseling Associates, 1999-present; Director of the MA Counseling Program, Columbia International University, 2005-2010; counseling professor, Columbia International University, 2000-present; SC Licensed Clinical Psychologist.

PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH AND PRESENTATIONS

Bolte, M., Herod, L., Edwards, L., Mallard, A &, Rose, R.  (2015).  Innovations in client outcome measures as demonstrated through Columbia International University’s on campus Personal Enrichment Program,  Poster Presentation for the 9th Annual USC Counseling Conference (2015). 

Bolte, M. (2002).  Law enforcement stress awareness., Presented at the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, Criminal Justice Academy.

Bolte, M. (2005).  Psychological entrance standards.  Presented at the National Conference on Law Enforcement Testing and Measurement, Columbia SC. 

Bolte, M. (2001).  Psychological entrance standards report.  Presented at the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, Criminal Justice Academy. 

Bolte, M. (1996).  The US Army drill sergeant assessment and selection program.  Presented to the Deputy Chief of Staff, Training, Headquarters, TRADOC, Fort Monroe, VA.  

Bolte, M. (1995).  MMPI Profiles of combat veterans: Differences in levels of functional impairment. Poster Presentation for the South East Psychological Convention. 

Bolte, M. (1994).  MMPI Profiles of combat veterans: Differences in levels of functional impairment. MS Thesis for the Florida Tech School of Psychology. 

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Tom Barbian

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Counseling Professor
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B.A., Southern California College; M.S., California Lutheran University

Dr. Barbian received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Cambridge Graduate School of Psychology in Los Angeles. He holds a Masters Degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling, and a Bachelors Degree in Biblical Studies. He has had extensive counseling experience in private practice as well as in a church setting. He was Co-Director of Associated Christian Therapy Services in California and has been actively involved in church leadership for many years. He has been Director of the Christian Counseling Center of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia since its founding in 1997.

Dr. Barbian has received specialized training in addictions, marriage counseling, anxiety disorders, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, child therapy, Critical Incident-Stress Debriefing, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. He holds certifications in: South Carolina: Licensed Professional Counselor, Lic. No. 2665
South Carolina: Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor Lic. # 3823
California: Licensed Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor Lic. MFC # 27025
and is a Licensed Minister with Harvest Community Church, Southern Baptist.

Married for over thirty years, Dr. Barbian and his wife Corrine have five children.

B.A., Southern California College; M.S., California Lutheran University; Ph.D., Cambridge Graduate School of Psychology; staff member, Church of the Living Christ, 1982-89; MFCC intern, private practice, 1986-89; marriage, family and child counselor, Antelope Valley Christian Counseling Center, 1989-91; director, Care Options, 1994-97; professional advisor, CHADD, 1991-97; assistant professor, Chapman University, 1996; clinical director, part-owner, Associated Christian Therapy Services, 1991-97; executive director, Christian Counseling Center, First Presbyterian Church, 1997-present; Licensed Professional Counselor.

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Milton V. Uecker

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Milton Uecker, Associate Dean of the College of Education at CIU
Director of the Lowrie Center for Christian School Education, Associate Dean of the College of Education, Professor of Education
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B.A., Concordia University Chicago formerly Concordia Teachers College; M.Ed., University of Texas; Ed.D., University of Virginia 

Dr. Milt Uecker, Ed.D., is the Associate Dean of the College of Education and teaches courses on educational philosophy, early childhood education, and curriculum. He is a national and international conference speaker and a contributor to the Christian Early Education and Christian School Education journals for the Association of Christian Schools International (ASCI). Dr. Uecker views placing God’s Word at the center of the curriculum as essential to the Christian school movement.

Teacher, The Seoul Foreign School, 1969-71; Teaching Principal, Hope Lutheran School, 1971-74; Teacher, Principal, Norfolk Christian Schools, 1975-89; Associate Professor and Director of Early Childhood Program, Regent University, 1991-95; Resident Faculty, Dean Graduate School, Associate Dean College of Education, Director Lowrie Center, Columbia International University, 2005-present.

Speaking Topics

  • Assessing Institutional Effectiveness
  • The Spiritual Formation of Children
  • Christian School Philosophy and Development
  • Teaching Children to Think
  • Biblical Integration within the Classroom
  • Curriculum Development
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Rhonda Pruitt

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Professor of Missionary Care
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(803) 807-5347
B.S., Holmes College of the Bible; M.A.C.E., Columbia International University; M.Ed., Regent University

 

Dr. Pruitt joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry in 2001 and has taught Missionary Care from that date until the present. Before coming to Columbia she taught, counseled, and provided member care services in Asia and Europe. She is licensed as a therapist and supervisor in South Carolina, is certified in REBT Therapy with the Albert Ellis Institute in New York, and continues to provide missionary care services around the world with Pentecostal Holiness World Ministries.

Published books

  • Currently writing as a major contributor on a book on care needs of single missionary.
     
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Allan D. McKechnie

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Photo of Dr. Allan McKechnie, CIU professor
Professor of Ministry Care
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(803) 807-5342
B.B.E., Columbia International University; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; D.Min., Bethel Seminary

Dr. McKechnie joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry after teaching Psychology in the Bible College from 1992 until 1995; he has taught Ministry Care from 1995 until the present. Before coming to Columbia, he served as associate pastor in Pennsylvania, youth pastor, staff therapist, and director of counseling and family life in Illinois. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he has published several articles, co-planted a church, and served as teaching pastor.

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Elaine Lindsey

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Emeritus Professor of Education
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B.S., Houghton College; Ed.M., Temple University; Ed.D., University of South Carolina

Elaine's background and on-going experience in curricular issues, instructional supervision, and curriculum evaluation and development, make her a valuable asset to the M.Ed. and Ed.D. programs.

 

Science Teacher, Boonville Central School, 1959-1962; Research Geochemist, Columbia University Lamont Labs, 1962-1966; Teacher, Asheville Christian Academy,1976-1981; Teacher, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Ben Lippen School, 1981- 2006; Southeast Region Commissioner, Chairperson for Accreditation Teams Southeast Region, ACSI, 1995-present; Chairperson for Accreditation Teams, NC, SC, GA, SACS, 2000-present ; Adjunct Faculty, Resident Faculty, Professor Emeritus, Columbia International University, 1995-present.

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James E. Watson

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Coordinator of Ph.D. Research & Dissertations, Professor of Education
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(803) 807-5320

B.A., Asbury College; M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary; M.C.S., Regent College; M.Ed., Florida Atlantic University; Ph.D., The Ohio State University

James Watson currently serves Columbia International University as a professor in the College of Education.  Dr. Watson’s teaches in the Ph.D., M.Ed. and M.A.T. programs. He has served churches, Christian schools, and colleges as pastor, teacher, coach, school administrator, and professor. He and his wife, Lynn, were married in 1970.  Their older daughter, Jennifer, teaches at Roslyn Academy in Nairobi, Kenya and Susan and her husband, Ben, live in Columbia where Susan is a teacher.

Teacher, Westminster Academy 1974-1981; Associate Pastor, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, 1974-81; Assistant Superintendent, Grace Brethren Christian Schools, 1983-85; Administrator, Wheaton Christian High School, 1985-89; Adjunct Professor, Grace Theological Seminary, 1985-95; Associate Professor, Asbury College, 1989-93; Pastor of Adult Education, Community Church of Greenwood, 1993-98; Director, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Indianapolis Extension, 1993-98; Adjunct Professor, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1993-2000; Adjunct Professor, Indiana Wesleyan University, 1998-2000; Administrator, Christian Academy, 1998-2000; Adjunct Professor, Resident Faculty, Columbia International University, 1995-present.

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William Lindsay Hislop

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Professor Emeritus
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B.A., Columbia Bible College; M.A., Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Lindsay Hislop was raised in southern Scotland and southern Ontario and now lives in the southern United States. He worked in the engineering field for 15 years (mostly in Canada) before pursuing an academic career. He serves as an elder in his church, where he teaches regularly and preaches sometimes. He is married to a wonderful wife Pam and has two terrific children, Holly, who lives in Canada, and Doug, who lives in Columbia. His four grandchildren, Isaac, Madeline, Lindsay, and Dolan, are also pretty special. He likes doing carpentry and odd jobs around the house.

B.A., Columbia Bible College; M.A., Ph.D., University of South Carolina; teaching assistant, University of South Carolina, 1982-83; faculty member, Columbia Bible College, 1983-1992; faculty member, Columbia International University Seminary & School of Missions, 1992-present.

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