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Daniel Janosik

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Adjunct Professor
Adjunct Professor of Apologetics

A.B., College of William and Mary; M.Div., Columbia International University; M.A., Columbia International University; Ph.D., London School of Theology

Dr. Janosik’s academic interests include: Theological Apologetics, Scientific Apologetics; Apologetics to Islam; Church History; and Historical Theology.

In over 20 years of teaching university students, Dr. Janosik’s desire has been to challenge his students to think critically of themselves and of the material that they are studying so that they might show themselves approved of the Lord. He also wants them to understand the subject matter as accurately and proficiently as they can so that they will be able to assess the world around them and make decisions that are godly and wise. Therefore, in his own teaching he seeks to be thorough in his research, accurate in his summations and God-honoring in his words.

Articles: 

  • “The Development of the Trinity Through Controversy,” Christian Apologetics Journal, Vol. 11, No. 1 (Spring 2013)
  • “John of Damascus’ Influence on Kalam,” Christian Apologetics Journal, vol. 10, no.2 (Fall 2012).
  • “The Fate of Culture in J.D. Unwin’s Sex and Culture,” Christian Apologetics Journal, vol. 10, no. 1 (Spring 2012).
  • “The Real Story Behind the Massacre of the Banu Qurayza,” 97-114. Insights into Islam: Contemporary and Historical Studies on Islam and Christianity. Occasional Papers in the Study of Islam and Other Faiths, no.3 (Melbourne School of Theology Press, 2012),
  • “Can a Christian Believe in Evolution?” Reach Out Columbia (Spring 2012).
  • “John of Damascus, First Apologist to the Muslims,” Christian Apologetics Journal, vol. 9, no. 1 (Spring 2011).
  • “John of Damascus’ Response to the Islamic View of Justification by works: A contribution of Early Islamic Theology,” Global Journal of Classic Theology, vol. 10, no. 1, Spring 2011.
  • “Early Islam According to the Neo-Revisionists,” Occasional Papers in the Study of Islam and Other Faiths (Summer 2009).
  • “The Bible is Accurate and Trustworthy,” Connection Magazine (Spring 2009).
  • “Explaining the Trinity to a Muslim,” Christian Apologetics Journal, vol. 4, no. 2 (Fall 2005).

Book Reviews:

  • “Christology in Dialogue with Muslims: A Critical Analysis of Christian Presentations of Christ for Muslims From the Ninth and Twentieth Centuries” by Mark Beaumont, November 2009.
  • “A Deadly Misunderstanding: A Congressman’s Quest to Bridge the Muslim-Christian Divide” by Mark Siljander, Christian Apologetics Journal, Spring 2011, 89.
  • “Gunning for God: Why the New Atheists are Missing the Target” by John Lennox, Christian Apologetics Journal, Spring 2013, 111.

Postgraduate Education Specialist

Develop the capacity to think, communicate and model biblical excellence in educational leadership positions. You’ll learn to clearly represent Christ-centered perspectives in the broader society by impacting students, their families, faculty, and staff with competencies specifically defined for Kingdom growth. Classes are offered as intensive courses in the summer and online during the fall and spring semesters.

Purpose:

You will receive postgraduate training as a professional who leads others in addressing educational needs from a biblical perspective.

Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy program at CIU is distinctly Christian. Those who earn this degree can specialize in Intercultural Studies or Christian Educational Leadership.

Ph.D. graduates are accomplished learners and leaders ready to put their educational theory or missiological training to work around the world.

Educational Leadership

Increase your knowledge and skills in faculty development, strategic planning, assessment, spiritual formation, adult education, resource development, and instructional delivery systems with the Doctor of Philosophy (Educational Leadership) concentration.

Opportunities:

Graduates with a Ph.D. (Educational Leadership) go on to become:

  • Administrators in Christian Higher Education

  • President, Vice-President or Dean of a higher education institution

  • Program Director

  • Enrollment Management

Master of Education

Earn a Master of Education degree from CIU and you’ll be prepared to effectively lead in Christian schools around the country and across the world. 

If you are a Christian school administrator or would like to be one, or if you would like to move to a master teacher level in your area of interest, the M.Ed. program prepares you to advance in the direction of your calling. 

The M.Ed. leads to the appropriate professional certificate from the Association of Christian Schools International for students who meet specific requirements. 

Debbie Moore

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A photo of Debbie Moore, Master of Education Program Director.
Master of Education (M.Ed.) Program Director, Professor of Education
(803)807-5312

B.S., Toccoa Falls College; M.Ed., Bob Jones University; Ed.D., Columbia International University

Debbie Moore serves in the College of Education as the Master of Education Program Director.  She has held various positions within Christian education since 1986 as teacher, guidance counselor, administrator, and dean. Her passion is to work with Christian educators to enhance classroom skills that use biblical integration and teaching with intentionality to develop spiritual formation in students. Originally from Pennsylvania, Debbie met her husband (David) at college and they have since lived in North Carolina and Georgia.  They have two adult children, Lindsay and Erica. She loves spending time with her family, reading, walking, and drinking coffee. 

Teacher, Trinity Christian School, 1986-1990; Teacher, Guidance Counselor, Neuse Christian Academy, 1990-2000; Dean, Principal, Gaston Christian School, 2000-2003; Teacher, Northside Christian School, 2003-04; Dean, Adjunct Faculty, Toccoa Falls College, 2004-2013; Professor, M.Ed. Program Director, Columbia International University, present.

 

Brian Simmons

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Brian Simmons
Associate Provost for Online Studies, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)/Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Program Director, Professor of Education
(803)807-5311

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.

Dr. Brian Simmons is a professor in the College of Education and Director of the Ed.D. and Ed.S. programs. He is a lifetime educator and has served as a teacher, Superintendent of two Christian schools, university Vice President, adjunct professor and association President.  Dr. Simmons' life mission states, "Brian Simmons exists as a visionary builder to further the kingdom of God through education, teaching and influencing others."  His primary goal in life is to be a faithful steward of all the Master has entrusted to his care.  He and his wife, Bonnie have four adult children and one grandson: Jared (wife Mary Claire and son Teagan Scott), Drew (wife Stefanie), Lindi (husband Matt),and Aubrey (finacé Zach).  

Mathematics teacher, Elkhart Christian Academy, 1982-1989; Superintendent, Elkhart Christian Academy, 1989-1996; Superintendent, Heritage Christian School (Indianapolis), 1996-2005; Adjunct Professor, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2000-present; Vice President for University Relations, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2006-2009; President, the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), 2009-2013, Resident Faculty and Ed.D/Ed.S. Program Director, Columbia International University, 2013-present.

 

Phyllis Kilbourn

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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.

EDU 9550 The Legal Environment and the Christian School

This course will introduce students to a variety of legal principles. Particular consideration will be given to Christian schools, although the class will also cover legal issues involved in public education. The class will also examine school law issues from a philosophical and theoretical framework.  The goal will be to assist students to understand the rationale supporting various school law legal principles.   

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