Faculty

Resident Faculty
Steve Baarendse, English minor program coordinator at CIU Steve Baarendse
English Minor Program Coordinator
B.A., Taylor University; M.A., Indiana University; Ph.D. Candidate, University of South CarolinaRead More...
Mike Barnett Mike Barnett
Professor of Intercultural & Historical Studies
B.A., University of Houston; M. Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological SeminaryRead More...
Bryan Beyer, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences Bryan E. Beyer
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...
Bryan Bolte, counseling professor at CIU Mark Bolte
Counseling Professor
B.A., Tennessee Temple University; M.S., Loyola College; Psy.D., Florida TechRead More...
Ben Bryan, Director of Institutional Research at CIU Ben Bryan
Director of Institutional Research
B.A., M.A., University of South Carolina Read More...
David Cashin, professor of Intercultural Studies at CIU 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, Psychology Professor at CIU 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, Director of Christian Service Learning at CIU 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, Bible Teaching Program Director at CIU 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...
David Croteau, Professor of New Testament & Greek 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 Crutchfied, Middle Eastern Studies Program Director 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, Business & Organizational Leadership Program Director 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, Communication Program Director Daniel F. DeLozier
Professional Studies Division Chair, Communication Program Director
B.S., Lancaster Bible College; M.S., Temple University; Ed.D., Temple UniversityRead More...
Photo of Larry Dixon, Professor of Systematic Theology at CIU 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...
Helmuth Egelkraut
Professor at Large
M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; Th.D., Princeton Theological SeminaryRead More...
Photo of Steve Farra, Psycholgy Program Director at CIU Stephen H. Farra
Psychology Program Director
B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., Wheaton College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota; Albert Ellis InstituteRead More...
Photo of Michael Galdamez, CIU professor of Bible Teaching 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...
Photo of Brian Gault, Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at CIU 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...
Photo of Glenn Gentry, Humanities Program Director at CIU Glenn Gentry
Humanities Program Director
B.S., Multnomah Bible College; M.A., Ph.D., Baylor UniversityRead More...
Photo of Karen Grant, CIU Professor of Youth Ministry, Family & Culture 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 1993 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...
Photo of John Harvey, Dean of the Seminary & School of Ministry at CIU 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...
Leah Herod Leah Herod
Director of Professional Relations
B.A., The University of Alabama; M.S., Auburn University; Ph.D., Auburn UniversityRead More...
Lindsay Hislop William Lindsay Hislop
Professor Emeritus
B.A., Columbia Bible College; M.A., Ph.D., University of South CarolinaRead More...
L. Igou Hodges
Professor of Systematic Theology
B.A., Columbia International University; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of EdinburghDr. Hodges joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry in 1978 and has taught Systematic Theology from that date until the present. Before coming to Columbia, he taught at Toccoa Falls College from 1975 until 1978...Read More...

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