Adjunct Faculty

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.

Thomas Barbian

Adjunct Counseling Professor

B.A., Southern California College; M.S., California Lutheran University; Ph.D., Cambridge Graduate School of Psychology


 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 the Executive 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. #2665 South Carolina: Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor Lic. # 3823 California: Licensed Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor Lic. MFC # 27025.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:  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; adjunct faculty, Columbia International University, Graduate School Division, 1997-2010; adjunct faculty, Columbia International University, College of Counseling, 2010-present; SC Licensed Professional Counselor; SC Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor.

Danise Stokeld

Danisie Stokeld, Educational Assistant
Educational Assistant
(803) 807-5609

B.A., University of Southern Mississippi; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Danise Stokeld is the educational assistant for the College of Intercultural Studies at CIU. She and her husband, Keith, served for 14 years in Central Asia.  She coordinates the intercultural internship program for the undergraduate program, as well as keeps busy mentoring young ladies preparing for cross-cultural life and ministry. They have three teenagers who have made the adjustment to life in America after spending their formative years overseas. 

Glen Schultz

Glen Schultz
Adjunct Professor of Education

B.A. Roberts Wesleyan College; M.Ed, Ed.D University of Virginia

Dr. Schultz has been involved in education for the past 45 years. He currently serves as an associate pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church and Headmaster of Sherwood Christian Academy. Dr. Schultz is also co-founder and co-director of the Kingdom School Institute.  He has teamed up with Dr. Larry Taylor, Head of Prestonwood Christian Academy, in conducting this Institute for the past 11 years.

Prior to coming to Sherwood in 2005, he served as a public school chemistry teacher, a Christian school science teacher, high school principal and superintendent. He also served as the Southeast Director for the Association of Christian Schools International and as director of Christian school resources at LifeWay Christian Resources. 

He is the author of the booklet A Parent’s Greatest Joy and the book Kingdom Education: God’s Plan for Education Future Generations. 

He is married with three children and 6 grandchildren. His children attended biblically-based schools from Kindergarten at 4 years old through college. His grandchildren are also being educated through biblically-based programs.


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