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.

President - European School of Culture and Theology, Korntal Campus

MBA Heriot-Watt University, Scotland; Ph.D. Northcentral University Originally from Northern Germany, Peter spent 30 years working with different organizations in Asia. From the very beginning, he was

Associate Professor and Program Director, Sport Management

Ph.D., Sport Management & Leadership, Concordia University Chicago M.A., Health & Exercise Science, Furman University M.S., Educational Leadership, Bob Jones University B.S., Mathematics Education

Social Sciences Division Chair, Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr. Whitaker began her educational journey as a pastoral ministries student at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL. Along the way, God called her toward the counseling ministry to help others apply

Professor of Theology

Dr. Xu joined the faculty of CIU's Seminary & School of Counseling in 2014. He teaches Theology and coordinates the Chinese Seminary Studies program. He is an executive director of Chinese Pastors'

Liberal Arts Division Chair, English Program Director, Professor of English

Dr. Sandra Archer Young joined the Columbia International University faculty in 2013. Prior to joining the CIU family, she served as Program Director for the English Education at Columbia College and