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Mark Bolte

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Bryan Bolte, counseling professor at CIU
Counseling Professor
(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. 

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
(803) 807-5319

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

Allan D. McKechnie

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Professor of Ministry Care
(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.

Rhonda Pruitt

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Professor of Missionary Care
(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.
     

Elaine Lindsey

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Emeritus Professor of Education
(803) 807-5323

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.

James E. Watson

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Coordinator of Ph.D. Research & Dissertations, Professor of Education
(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.

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.

Larry R. Wagner

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Professor of Counseling
(803) 807-5127

B.A., Wheaton College; M.Ed., George Mason University; Ph.D., Texas A&M

Dr. Wagner is a professor in the undergraduate and graduate programs at CIU.  Larry began his walk with Christ at age 13 when he went forward at a Billy Graham Crusade. His desire for ministry germinated during his years at Wheaton College. Inner-city ministries in Chicago and Los Angeles solidified God's call on his life to help people who are hurting. Larry has fulfilled this call as an associate pastor, guidance counselor, and psychologist. In addition to his love for teaching, he is passionate about helping couples and training lay counselors in the local church. He is married and has two children. When Larry wants to wind down, he engages in sports activities.

B.A., Wheaton College; M.Ed., George Mason University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University; associate pastor, Arlington Memorial Church, Arlington, Va. 1978-82; director of guidance, Westminster Christian School, Miami, Fla., 1984-86; graduate teaching assistant/lecturer, Texas A&M University, 1986-89; research consultant/psychologist, Family Studies Foundation, Atlanta, Ga., 1990-92; psychologist/clinical supervisor, Atlanta Counseling Center, Atlanta, Ga., 1992-96.

Andre Rogers

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Andre Rogers, Professor of Church Ministry at CIU
Professor of Church Ministry
(803) 807-5607
B.A., D.Min., Columbia International University; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary

Dr. Rogers joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry after teaching Pastoral Ministries in the Bible College until 2010; he has taught Church Ministry from 2010 until the present. Before coming to Columbia, he served as associate pastor, assistant pastor, and director of youth ministries in South Carolina and Texas. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he has planted and pastors a church in the Columbia area. He is ordained by the Gethsemane Baptist Association.

Terry D. Powell

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Professor of Church Ministry
(803) 807-5453
B.A., Carson-Newman College; A.M., A.M., Wheaton College; PhD., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Dr. Powell joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry after teaching Family and Church Education in the Bible College from 1981 until 2010; he has taught Church Ministry from 2010 until the present. Before coming to Columbia, he taught at Southeastern Bible College and served as a director of Christian Education. He is a member of the North American Professors of Christian Education and has ministered cross-culturally in Ukraine, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Kenya, Korea, St. Vincent, Greneda, St. Lucia, India, Sri Lanka and Switzerland. He is licensed to preach in the Presbyterian Church of America. His has written three books in the Daring Disciple Series. 

Books

Contributions to Books with Multiple Authorship

  • Process ‘80: Revitalizing the Sunday School, Harvest. (Baptist General Conference) Chapters titled “Learner-focused Teaching” and “The Caring Teacher.” 1980 
  •  Nine articles in the Baker Dictionary of Christian Education (Baker Book House), 2001

Curriculum

  • Sunday School, Mid-Week Clubs.
  • Success with Youth: Whirl birds, Alpha Teens, and Omega publications.
  • Scripture Press, Junior/Senior High Sunday School curriculum
  • David C. Cook Ministries, Understanding the Bible for Today Adults, Teacher Lessons for Ephesians, Joel, Jonah, 1-2 Kings.
  • Leader's Guides for teachers, accompanying the following books (electives for youth or Adult Sunday School.
    • Disciples Are Made, Not Born, Walter Henrichsen, 1974
    • How to Succeed in Business without Being A Pagan, Victor Books, Glen Hale Bump, 1974 
    • Now A Word From Our Sponsor, (The Ten Commandments) by Leslie Flynn. Victor, 1975 
    • Good News For Bad Times (1 Peter), Victor Books, Richard Dc Hann., 1975
    • Is There A Man in The House’?, Victor Books. Charles Stanley, 1975 
    • Caution: Christians Under Construction. Victor Books, Bill Hybels., 1978 
    • You Want Me to Know What?, Harvest., 1981 
    • Stand Tough. Victor Books, 1983 
    • Heroes and Zeroes, Victor Books, 1987 
    • Truths that Transform, LAMP, Robert Samms,1988 
    • Outreach As A Lifestyle, LAMP, 1988
    • Be Courageous. Victor Books, Warren Wiersbe, 1988 
    • Be Faithful, Victor Books, Warren Wiersbe, 1988 
    • Wise Up, Victor Books, 1990
    • Balanced Living On A Tightrope, Victor Books, 1991  

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