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Faculty

Resident Faculty
Steve Auld Steve Auld
Assistant Academic Dean
B.S., Columbia Bible College; M.Ed., Reformed Theological Seminary; additional study, Wilmington College; Ph.D. Candidate, University of South Carolina; teacher, Kannapolis Public School System, Kannapolis, NC. 1976-79Read More...
Steve Baarendse Steve Baarendse
English Minor Program Coordinator
B.A., Taylor University; M.A., Indiana University; Ph.D. Candidate, University of South CarolinaRead More...
Mike Barnett
Dean of the College of Intercultural Studies
B.A., University of Houston; M. Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological SeminaryRead More...
Bryan E. Beyer Bryan E. Beyer
Associate Provost and Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
B.A., Colorado State University; M.Div., Denver Seminary; Ph.D., Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of ReligionRead More...
Mark Bolte
Counseling Professor
B.A., Tennessee Temple University; M.S., Loyola College; Psy.D., Florida TechRead More...
Ben Bryan Ben Bryan
Director of Institutional Research
B.A., M.A., University of South Carolina Read More...
David G. Cashin
Professor of Intercultural Studies
B.A., Gordon College; M.A., Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh; M.A., Ph.D., Stockholm University, SwedenRead More...
Carrie Caudill Carrie Caudill
Psychology Professor
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 CarolinaRead More...
Karen Close Karen Close
Director of Christian Service Learning
B.A. (Ministry) Western Christian College, Canada; M.A. & M.A.C.E., Columbia International University; D.Min., Palmer Theological Seminary, PhiladelphiaRead More...
Anita Cooper Anita J. Cooper
Bible Teaching Program Director, M.A. in Bible Teaching Program Director
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 UniversityRead More...
Dr. David A. Croteau Dr. David A. Croteau
Professor of New Testament & Greek
B.A., California State University, Fresno; M.Div, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary; Th.M., Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological SeminaryRead More...
John Crutchfield John Crutchfield
Middle Eastern Studies Program Director
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, CincinnatiRead More...
Benjamin Dean Benjamin Dean
Business & Organizational Leadership Program Director
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; J.D., School of Law, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; LLM, The JudgeAdvocate General’s School; Ph.D., Regent UniversityRead More...
Dan DeLozier Daniel F. DeLozier
Professional Studies Division Chair, Communication Program Director
B.S., Lancaster Bible College; M.S., Temple University; Ed.D., Temple UniversityRead More...
Larry E. Dixon Larry E. Dixon
Professor of Systematic Theology
B.A., Northeastern Bible College; M.Div., Biblical School of Theology; M.Phil., Ph.D., Drew UniversityDr. 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 and...Read More...
Amy DuBois
B.A. Southern Methodist University; MBA Baylor University; DBA Student at Grand Canyon University (Expect completion Winter 2016)Amy was born and raised in Mesquite, Texas. God led her to South Carolina in 2003. She met her husband David here, and they were married in 2006. They have two awesome sons: Gavin and Elijah. When not at CIU, Amy loves being with her family and considers marriage...Read More...
Helmuth Egelkraut
Professor at Large
M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; Th.D., Princeton Theological SeminaryRead More...
Stephen H. Farra Stephen H. Farra
Psychology Program Director
B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., Wheaton College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota; Albert Ellis InstituteRead More...
Robert W. Ferris
Professor Emeritus
B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., Wheaton Graduate School; M.Div., Denver Conservative Baptist Seminary; Ph.D., Michigan State UniversityRead More...
Michael R. Galdamez Michael R. Galdamez
Professor of Bible Teaching, Bible
B.S., Columbia International University; M.Div., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D. Candidate, The Southern Baptist Theological SeminaryRead More...
Brian P. Gault Brian P. Gault
Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew
B.A., Cedarville University; M.Th., Dallas Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion Read More...
Glenn Gentry
General Education Division Chair, Humanities Program Director
B.S., Multnomah Bible College; M.A., Ph.D., Baylor UniversityRead More...
Karen Grant Karen Grant
Professor of Youth Ministry, Family and Culture
B.A., California State University, Chico; M.A., California State University, Stanislaus; M.A., Moody Bible Institute; Bible Certificate, D.Min., Columbia International UniversityDr. Grant joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry after teaching Youth Ministry in the Bible College from 2001 until 2010; she has taught Youth Ministry, Family, and Culture from 2010...Read More...
Donald L. Hamilton Donald L. Hamilton
Emeritus Professor of Homiletics
B.A., Malone College; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; D.Min., Bethel Theological SeminaryRead More...
John Harvey John D. Harvey
Dean of the Seminary & School of Ministry
B.A., Syracuse University; M.Div., Columbia International University; Th.D., Wycliffe College  Read More...

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