Faculty & Staff

Ben Bryan, Director of Institutional Research at CIU Ben Bryan
Director of Institutional Research
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B.A., M.A., University of South Carolina


Stephanie Bryant Stephanie Bryant
Director of Career Services
(803) 807-5076
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University of South Carolina passed EEE; B.S., Southern Wesleyan University; M.Ed., Columbia International University; Level 1 training, National Institute of Learning Disabilities (NILD)

Brion Burns
Associate Dean of Student Life and Married Student Chaplain
(803) 807-5236
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Marc Canner
Director of the Russian Language Institute
(803) 333-9119
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David Cashin, professor of Intercultural Studies at CIU David G. Cashin
Professor of Intercultural Studies
(803) 807-5326
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B.A., Gordon College; M.A., Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh; M.A., Ph.D., Stockholm University, Sweden

Trevor Castor Trevor Castor
Associate Director of the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies
(803) 807-5327
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B.S., Columbia International University; MDiv, Columbia International University; PhD Candidate, Melbourne School of Theology

Carrie Caudill, Psychology Professor at CIU Carrie Caudill
Psychology Professor
(803) 807-5123
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B.S. Columbia International University; Ed.S. University of South Carolina; Albert Ellis Institute; South Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor, 2007-present; Ph.D. University of South Carolina

Melissa Chambers
Office Manager
(803) 807-5034
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Kim Chappell Kim Chappell
Adjunct Education Faculty

B.A., University of Florida; M.Ed., Columbia International University; M.S., Walden University; Ed.D., Argosy University

Karen Close, Director of Christian Service Learning at CIU Karen Close
Director of Christian Service Learning
(803) 807-5465
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B.A. (Ministry) Western Christian College, Canada; M.A. & M.A.C.E., Columbia International University; D.Min., Palmer Theological Seminary, Philadelphia

John L. Cooley
Adjunct Education Faculty
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B.A., Tennessee Temple University; M.R.E., Temple Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Baptist Christian University; J.D., Washington & Lee University School of Law

Anita Cooper, Bible Teaching Program Director at CIU Anita J. Cooper
Bible Teaching Program Director, M.A. in Bible Teaching Program Director
(803) 807-5455
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B.S., Columbia Bible College; M.Ed., Reformed Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of South Carolina; advanced biblical studies, Reformed Theological Seminary and Columbia International University

David Croteau, Professor of New Testament & Greek Dr. David A. Croteau
Professor of New Testament & Greek
(803) 807-5371
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B.A., California State University, Fresno; M.Div, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary; Th.M., Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Carmen Crouse
Director of Academic Programs - Korntal Branch Campus
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B.A. equiv., Freie Hochschule für Mission, Korntal, Germany; M.A., Columbia Biblical Seminary & School of Missions

John Crutchfied, Middle Eastern Studies Program Director John Crutchfield
Middle Eastern Studies Program Director
(803) 807-5633
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Certificate form Torchbearer Schools, Capernwray Hall, England and Tauernhof, Austria; B.A., Columbia Bible College; M.A., Columbia Biblical Seminary and Graduate School of Missions; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Israel Study Tour, 1990; M.Phil., D.Phil., Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati

Ashley Dannelly
Growth & Performance Manager
(803) 807-5731
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Ashley Dannelly hails from Greenville, South Carolina. She started her professional career at a Greek restaurant at the age of 13. From there, she worked at Chick-fil-a, Hibbett Sports, The Greenville News, and Clemson’s Center for Electronic and Digital Publishing as a graduate assistant. Now she’s here, serving as our Growth & Performance Manager while her husband, Joe, attends...

William Davidson
Th.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary 
Elisabeth Davis Elisabeth Davis
TraveLearn Coordinator
(803) 807-5445
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Marshall Davis
Men's Chaplain
(803) 807-5487
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B.A., Hope College; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; M.Ed., University of Toledo; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University

Renee Davis
Administrative Assistant
(803) 807-5150
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Benjamin Dean, Business & Organizational Leadership Program Director Benjamin Dean
Business & Organizational Leadership Program Director
(803) 807-5131
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B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; J.D., School of Law, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; LLM, The Judge
Advocate General’s School; Ph.D., Regent University

Dan Delozier, Communication Program Director Daniel F. DeLozier
Professional Studies Division Chair, Communication Program Director
(803) 807-5163
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B.S., Lancaster Bible College; M.S., Temple University; Ed.D., Temple University

Lanie DeLozier
Transfer Evaluator
(803) 807-5043
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William Paul Dieckmann
M.A., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Photo of Larry Dixon, Professor of Systematic Theology at CIU Larry E. Dixon
Professor of Systematic Theology
(803) 807-5373
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B.A., Northeastern Bible College; M.Div., Biblical School of Theology; M.Phil., Ph.D., Drew University

Dr. Dixon joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry in 1997 and has taught Systematic Theology from that date until the present. Before coming to Columbia, he taught at Northeastern Bible College from 1986 until 1988 and served as professor of biblical...