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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
Dean of the College of Counseling
(803) 807-5452
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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 Stephen Reel
Adjunct Education Faculty

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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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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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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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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Hanna-Maria Schmalenbach
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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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