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Glenda Nanna
Adjunct Counseling Professor
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B.S., Wayland Baptist University, M..A., Columbia International University; SC Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor

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Michael Naylor Michael Naylor
New Testament Professor
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B.A., Moody Bible Institute; M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh

Mike Naylor is a New Testament professor in the College of Arts and Sciences. Originally from Iowa, Mike has also lived in Chicago, Edinburgh (Scotland), and Maryland. Mike joined the faculty at Columbia International University in 2012 after serving as an adjunct faculty member at...

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BNoonan Ben Noonan
Professor of Old Testament & Hebrew
803-807-5362
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B.S., M.A., Wheaton College; M.Phil., Ph.D.. Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion

Dr. Noonan joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry in 2014. He teaches Old Testament and Hebrew courses. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, where he serves on the Pentateuch Program Unit Steering Committee, as well as the Society of...

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Flor Oamil Flor Oamil
Cataloging Librarian
(803) 807-5107
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David Olshine David Olshine
Professor of Youth Ministry, Family, and Culture
(803) 807-5464
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B.G.S., Ohio University; M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary; D.Min., The Eastern Baptist Seminary 
 
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Rhonda Olshine
Faculty Assistant
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Rhonda Olshine was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH, and has been a part of the CIU family for 20 years. She started here at CIU as a Field Education Supervisor, then taught social studies at Ben Lippen, and later began to teach Ministry to Adults as an adjunct professor and work in the Center for Educational Innovation and Development as a faculty assistant for several undergraduate...

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David Osterlund
Prison Initiative Program Director
(803) 807-5117
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B.S., M.S., University of Wisconsin; Ed.D., University of Illinois

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Alena Pagal
Piano Instructor
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B.Mus., Bowling Green State University; M.Mus., University of South Carolina

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Jeanette Patterson
Mail List Coordinator
(803) 807-5095
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William Pauling
Bible Professor
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B.A., Clemson University; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; D.Min., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

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Harvey Payne
Adjunct Counseling Professor
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B.S., Lancaster Bible College; M.A. in Counseling, Denver Seminary; Psy.D., Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology

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Paul Penley
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Terry Powell Terry D. Powell
Professor of Church Ministry
(803) 807-5453
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B.A., Carson-Newman College; A.M., A.M., Wheaton College; Ed.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
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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
Adjunct Education Professor

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

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Jeff Rehn
Director of Food Services
(803) 807-5276
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Brenda Richards
Adjunct Education Professor

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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Winnie Roché
Administrative Assistant
(803) 807-5009
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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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