Adjunct Faculty

Alisha Biler


Ph.D (In progress), M.A., Linguistics & TEFL Certificate,  University of South Carolina 

Alisha Biler has taught English as a foreign language for over six years at the University of South Carolina's intensive English program. In addition to teaching, she is also involved with curriculum development and teacher training.

She is currently working on her doctoral degree in Linguistics, focusing on second language reading.

Prior to working in South Carolina, she worked overseas in Turkey teaching English and doing ministry. 

Keith Stokeld

Keith Stokeld, Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer
(803) 807-5013

BBA – Accounting, University of Texas; CPA; ThM – Cross-Cultural Church Planting, Dallas Theological Seminary

Keith Stokeld worked 14 years in a restricted access country, both as a marketplace professional and as a church-planting strategist/team leader.  He currently serves as CIU’s Chief Financial Officer.  He and his wife, Danise (a member of CIU’s College of Intercultural Studies team), eagerly seek opportunities to impart the things they learned about church planting in restricted countries to the next generation of goers.

Tina Winchester

Tina Winchester, Adjunct Professor at CIU
Adjunct Professor
Adjunct Professor, Practicum and Internship Supervisor, TEFL/ICS
(803) 807-5333

M. Ed., Clemson University, TEFL Certificate, Columbia International University

Tina Winchester taught English as a Second Language to Foreign Adults for 17 years with Richland District One Adult Education. She is also an ESL teacher trainer for the South Carolina State Department of Education, Office of Adult Education. Prior to ministering to ESL students, she also taught children with learning disabilities for 12 years in a public school setting.

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 Greensboro

Trish Bates

Adjunct Counseling Professor

B.S., Liberty University, M.A.,  Columbia International University, SC Licensed Professional Counselor Intern.

Glenda Nanna

Adjunct Counseling Professor

B.S., Wayland Baptist University, M..A., Columbia International University; SC Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor

Phyllis Kilbourn

Dr. Phyllis Kilbourn
Adjunct Professor of Education

Ph.D., Trinity International University; M.A., Asbury Theological Seminary; B.A., Trevecca Nazarene

Dr. Phyllis Kilbourn is the founder of Rainbows of Hope and Crisis Care Training International, both global ministries of WEC International to children in crisis. She is a child advocate, trauma trainer, and author/editor of a number of handbooks focused on interviews for children in crisis, and has served in Liberia and Kenya with WEC International. She holds a Ph.D. in education from Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL., a MA in Christian education from Asbury Theological Seminary and a B.A. in Elementary Education from Trevecca Nazarene. Dr. Kilbourn has taught crisis care training seminars and/or conducted research in many countries across Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia, Latin America and North America. Truly she is one of the most respected pioneers of the children-in-crisis movement.


Dr. Lloyd Douglas “Doug” Dorman

D.Min., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary 

Dr. Dorman established Your Next Step Institute in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where he still serves.  He has spoken and taught in my places in the United States and around the world. 

He holds a Doctor of Ministry and Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Arts (Bible) from Asbury College.  He has also attended Columbia International University, Coastal Carolina University and Richmond College in London England.

Jarrell McRae Smith



Dr. Smith is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is the Executive Director of Nancy K. Perry Children’s Shelter in West Columbia and Assistant Professor at South University.  In the past he has been in private practice, has extensive experience in positions with the State of South Carolina and has written and presented various papers. 


He holds a PHD (Counselor Education) from the University of South Carolina, a MA (Counseling Psychology) from Ball State University and a BA (History and Political Science) from Georgia Southern University.


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