Ryan Klejment-Lavin

Ryan Klejment-Lavin, Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies
Dr. Ryan Klejment-Lavin
Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies
Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies

Dr. Klejment-Lavin joined the Columbia International University faculty in 2023. Previously, he spent thirteen years in intercultural ministry in Indonesia and South Korea. Dr. Klejment-Lavin’s research interest is concerning the interplay between religion, worldviews, experience, morality, and the construction of moral beliefs in light of lived experiences.

Since 2007, Dr. Klejment-Lavin has been married to Carolyn and together they are parents to Noah and Finnian. Dr. Klejment-Lavin and his family love the great outdoors and playing board games. He is an avid fan of the both the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pittsburgh Penguins. 


  • PhD, Biola University
  • MA, Hope International University
  • BA, Houghton University

Selected Publications

  • Klejment-Lavin, R. “North Korean Christian refugee understanding of evil.” Missiology (2022) 51, no. 2.
  • Klejment-Lavin, R. & Sanchez, J. “The Diffusion of Christianity in South Korea.”  (2019). Global Missiology English (2019) 38, no. 16.