Our Faculty

CIU faculty bring to the classroom deep experience that might include working among Muslims in France and North Africa, teaching leadership skills to FBI Academy instructors, or serving as teachers and administrators in both public and Christian schools.

Add in former military chaplains, experienced practicing family counselors and experts in ancient languages (to name a few) and you get just the right mix of experience and devotion to God that makes CIU a leader among the nation’s Christian universities and seminaries.

Our student/faculty ratio for undergraduates is 17 to 1. At the graduate and seminary level, it’s 12 to 1. Our educators are here because of their passion for their students and community. Interacting with them inside and outside the classroom is how our Bible-based college and seminary transforms students’ lives through developing their academics, sparking their spiritual growth and honing their ministry skills.

Adjunct Faculty
TESOL Adjunct Faculty Alisha Biler
TESOL Adjunct Faculty Read More...
Alison Branham
Voice Instructor
B.Mus., Columbia College; M.Mus., University of South Carolina; doctoral candidate, University of South CarolinaRead More...
Dr. Trevor Castor, Managing Director, Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies Trevor Castor
Managing Director, Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies Read More...
A photo of Carmen Crouse, Director of Academic Programs at CIU (Korntal) Carmen Crouse
Director of Academic Programs - Korntal Campus
B.A. equiv., Freie Hochschule für Mission, Korntal, Germany; M.A., Columbia Biblical Seminary & School of MissionsRead More...
Angella Eanes
Adjunct Counseling Professor
B.S. Lee University, M.A., Church of God Theological Seminary, M.A., Ph.D.,  University of North Carolina at GreensboroRead More...
Chris Essig
Guitar Instructor
M.M. in Guitar Performance, University of South Carolina under the instruction of Christopher Berg; B.A. in Guitar Performance, Geneva CollegeRead More...
Laura Mae Gardner
D.Min., Conservative Baptist Theological SeminaryRead More...
Geoffrey Griffith
Intercultural Studies Professor
D. Min., Western Conservative Baptist SeminaryRead More...
Joan E. Havens
Spanish Professor
B.A. (Spanish), Fairleigh Dickinson University; M.A. (Spanish), University of California at Los Angeles; M.A, Columbia Biblical Seminary; Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological SeminaryRead More...
Matthew Hill
Adjunct Professor - College of Arts & Sciences, Seminary & School of Ministry
Ph.D., Georgia State UniversityRead More...
William Lindsay Hislop
Professor Emeritus Read More...
Richard B. Hodges
M.Div., Columbia International UniversityRead More...
Nabeel Jabbour
B.A., American University in Beirut; M.A., Near East School of Theology in Beirut; D.Th., University of South AfricaRead More...
Daniel Janosik
Adjunct Professor of Apologetics
A.B., College of William and Mary; M.Div., Columbia International University; M.A., Columbia International University; Ph.D., London School of TheologyRead More...
Christopher Jero
B.M., University of Northern Iowa; M.A., Columbia International University; M.Phil., Ph.D., Hebrew Union College Read More...
Peggie Etheredge Peggie Etheredge Johnson
Adjunct Professor of Education
R.C., Kenneth Shuler’s School of Cosmetology; B.A., W.L. Bonner College; M.A., Columbia International University, M.Ed., Columbia International UniversityRead More...
Juenarrl Keith
B.A., Morris College; M.A. in Counseling Services, Webster University; M.Div., Erskine Theological Seminary; D.Min., Drew UniversityRead More...
Dr. Phyllis Kilbourn Phyllis Kilbourn
Adjunct Professor of Education
Ph.D., Trinity International University; M.A., Asbury Theological Seminary; B.A., Trevecca NazareneRead More...
Charlie Koestline
Adjunct Counseling Professor
B.A., Suffolk University; M.A., Miami UniversityRead More...
Patrick Lai
B.S., University of Oregon; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Ph.D., Chinese University of Hong Kong; Asian Graduate School of TheologyRead More...
Dr. Warren Larson, Senior Research Fellow and Professor, Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies Warren F. Larson
Senior Research Fellow and Professor, Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies Read More...
Elaine Lindsey
Emeritus Professor of Education
B.S., Houghton College; Ed.M., Temple University; Ed.D., University of South CarolinaRead More...
James R. Lowther
B.A., Moody Bible Institute; M.Div., Columbia Biblical Seminary; Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological SeminaryRead More...
Reggie McNeal
B.A., University of South Carolina; M.Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological SeminaryRead More...
Jennifer Noonan
Ph.D., Hebrew Union CollegeRead More...
Alena Pagal
Piano Instructor
B.Mus., Bowling Green State University; M.Mus., University of South CarolinaRead More...
William Pauling
Bible Professor
B.A., Clemson University; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; D.Min., Midwestern Baptist Theological SeminaryRead More...
Jeff Philpott
D.Min., Columbia International UniversityRead More...
Stephen Reel Stephen Reel
Adjunct Professor of Education
B.A., M.Ed., Columbia International University; Ph.D., University of South CarolinaRead More...
Jim Schirmer
M.Div., Columbia International UniversityRead More...
Korntal
A photo of Traugott Hopp, a professor at CIU-Korntal. Traugott Hopp
M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity SchoolRead More...
Bernhard Ott Bernhard Ott
Academic Dean, ESCT | CIU-Korntal Academic Dean, ESCT
Ph.D. (Missiology), Oxford Centre for Mission StudiesRead More...

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