Shirl Schiffman

Photo of Shirl Schiffman, Professor Emeritus of Ministry Studies at Columbia International University (CIU)
Professor Emeritus of Ministry Studies

Dr. Schiffman joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry after serving as director of instructional development for distance education from 1989 until 2006; she has taught Ministry Studies from 2006 until the present. Before coming to Columbia, she taught in two secular universities, served as a consultant for the Virginia Department of Education, and facilitated a graduate-level program for the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. She is a member of the North American Professors of Christian Education and has ministered cross-culturally in India and Germany.


  • Certificate in Biblical Studies, Columbia International University
  • PhD, Florida State University
  • MS, Florida State University
  • BA, Florida State University