Faculty & Staff

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

 

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Melina Rabon
Administrative Assistant
(803) 807-5330
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Jerry A. Rankin Jerry A. Rankin
Director of the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies
(803) 807-5327
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Stephen Reel Stephen Reel
Adjunct Education Faculty

B.A., M.Ed., Columbia International University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina

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Debby Reichel Debby Reichel
Director of Curriculum and Ministry Resource Department
(803) 807-5159
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Jo Ann Rhodes Jo Ann Rhodes
Director of the Library
(803) 807-5115
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Dr. Brenda Richards Brenda Richards
Adjunct Education Faculty

B.S., Charleston Southern University; M.A., Ed.S., Ph.D. University of South Carolina

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Jason Rickey Jason Rickey
Graduate Admissions Counselor
(803) 807-5024
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Ken Rife Ken Rife
Communication/Digital Media Production Professor
(803) 807-5161
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A.A., Southwest Virginia Community College; B.A. Radford University; M.A., Regent University

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Andre Rogers Andre Rogers
Professor of Church Ministry
(803) 807-5607
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B.A., D.Min., Columbia International University; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
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Sam Rubinson Sam Rubinson
Professor of Youth Ministry, Family, and Culture
(803) 807-5463
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B.S., Valley Forge Christian College; M.A., Columbia International University; D.Min., Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary
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Shirl Schiffman Shirl Schiffman
Professor of Ministry Studies
(803) 807-5717
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Certificate in Biblical Studies, Columbia International University; B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University 
 
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Jim Schirmer
Faculty Assistant
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Jim Schirmer grew up in Saginaw, Michigan, and moved to Columbia in 1988 to attend seminary at CIU. He joined the CIU team as a seminary faculty assistant in 1990 and is now a faculty assistant for the Center for Educational Innovation and Development. As a faculty assistant, Jim works diligently to help students with their online courses and answer any questions that they have…which are...

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Glen Schultz Glen Schultz
Adjunct Education Faculty

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

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Meg Shaw
Administrative Assistant
(803) 807-5248
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Brian Simmons Brian Simmons
Ed.D./Ed.S. Program Director
(803)807-5311
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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.

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Dr. Lisa Sinclair Dr. Lisa Sinclair
D.Min., Columbia Biblical Seminary 
 
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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. 

 

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Ed Smither, Dean of the College of Intercultural Studies at CIU Ed Smither
Dean, College of Intercultural Studies
(803) 807-5361
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B.A., North Carolina State University; M.A., M.Div.,Liberty University; Ph.D., University of Wales-Trinity Saint David; Ph.D., University of Pretoria

 

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Stephanie Solomon Stephanie J. Solomon
Reference & Electronic Resources Librarian
(803) 807-5104
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Amy Spencer
Administrative Assistant
(803) 807-5027
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Philip M. Steyne
Professor Emeritus
(803) 807-5332
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B.A., Roosevelt University; M.Div., Northern Baptist Theological Seminary; D.Miss., Fuller School of World Missions

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Danisie Stokeld, Educational Assistant Danise Stokeld
Educational Assistant
(803) 807-5609
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B.A., University of Southern Mississippi; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

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Beverly Strobolakos
Administrative Assistant
(803) 807-5045
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Ken Summerall
Production Manager
(803) 807-5798
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Ken Summerall, Jr., grew up in Conway, South Carolina, and came to CIU to earn his M.A. in Leadership for Evangelism and Discipleship. Ken is now the Production Manager for the Center for Educational Innovation and Development, which means he heads up all the audio and video for online courses. The Production team also helps to create and enhance media for other departments at CIU…so Ken...

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