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B.A., Guizhou University, P.R. China; M.A., Oral Roberts University; Ph.D., Mississippi State University
Born and raised in China, educated in both China and the U.S., Dr. Yin has been a teacher since she was 19 years old. She was born again in 1993 through hearing the gospel brought to her by western missionaries teaching English in China. Since then, her whole household has accepted the Lord (Acts 16:31).
Before joining CIU, she taught ESL/EFL from K-12 to university level in both China and the United States. She also taught Chinese language and courses in teacher education program. She is an advocate for ELLs at all age levels and her classroom is her mission field. Her passion is to train preservice teachers to become committed educators who will teach for the best interest of their students (K-12 & adults) and make positive impact on their students’ lives. Her research interests include ESL/EFL education, study abroad, second language acquisition, and teacher education. She is the winner of 2007 Hebert Handley Dissertation Award.
Some fun facts about Dr. Yin:
She has lived in 5 states and taught in 4 states in the U.S.; married to a wonderful Korean brother; two beautiful children; three languages in the household daily; loves reading and reading with her children and other people’s children.
Links to Dr. Yin’s selected publications:
Coming to America for Spiritual or Academic Growth? Experiences of International Students at One Christian School.
Translation (from English to Chinese): Life: God’s Way—A Short Course for Essential Christianity
http://www.stepuptolife.com/Media/pdf_LifeGodsWayChinese.pdf (for free downloading)
Perspectives of South Korean Undergraduate Exchange Students Attending a University in the Southern United States: http://fyesit.metapress.com/content/2762276j4110707h/
Pullout or Inclusion: A Longitudinal Study of Reading Achievement of English Language Learners in Grades 1 and 2: http://www.kean.edu/~coe/JSC-Fall09B.pdf
Preschool caregiver perceptions of the effect of gender on literacy skills: http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/27338174/preschool-caregiver-perceptions-effect-gender-literacy-skills
Two Delivery Models of Inclusive Practices for ELLs in a Midewest School District: http://www.minnewitesoljournal.org
B.A. English and Literature, Guizhou University, China; M.A. TESL, Oral Roberts University; Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction, Mississippi State University; lecturer of English language, editor & proofreader; translator & interpreter, Guizhou University; 1987-1993; tutor of Chinese language culture to adults and adopted children from China, 1991-2004; adjunct lecturer of TESL, Bronx Community College of City University of New York, 1996; K-12 certified teacher of Teaching English as a Second Language, Omaha Public Schools, 1996-2004; graduate research and teaching assistant, & lecturer, Mississippi State University, 2004-2007; university student teaching interns supervisor, University of South Carolina, 2008; resident faculty, director M.A. TESOL program, Columbia International University, 2008-present.
B.S., Lancaster Bible College; M.A. in Counseling, Denver Seminary; Psy.D., Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
The love of my life of for over 30 years is Heidi. We have been blest with three children: Sonja who is married and has two daughters, Wes who is a doctoral student at Carnegie Mellon University, and Linnea who is a college student at St. John's College in Annapolis.
I am humbled by the task of leading the College of Counseling as the Associate Dean. I am overwhelmed with the tremendous faculty, staff and students God has given the College of Counseling. As a faculty team we count it a joy to journey along side our students and watch God work as He transforms students into the people He has made them to be to help transform others by His grace.
One of our family's most memorable adventures was living in Kuwait for the 08-09 school year where we worked for the Kuwait Center for Autism. I served as the staff psychologist, Heidi taught the one English speaking class, and Linnea attended the British School of Kuwait. We love the people of Kuwait and the Center's great work with individuals with autism.
My wife and I have been involved with various ministries including teaching Sunday school classes, women ministries, youth ministry, marriage classes, and presenting at various seminars and retreats. We currently attend the Columbia Christian Fellowship in downtown Columbia.
For most of my "professional life" I have been a clinical child and consulting psychologist in private practice in Washington County, Maryland and Franklin County, Pennsylvania. My specialization has been in the evaluation and treatment of children for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism, learning disabilities, social-emotional and behavioral disorders, developmental delays, and medical-related issues (e.g., pain management, adjustment to chronic illness or acquired injury). I provided agency and staff consultation, program development and staff training for various local agencies, residential facilities and schools. I have also served internationally as a consultant for the Kuwait Center for Autism, the Jeddah Autism Center in Saudi Arabia, and the Oomit Corporation’s development of a center, Green Pastures, for disabled children in Astana, Kazakhstan.
B.S., Lancaster Bible College; M.A. in Counseling, Denver Seminary; Psy.D., in Clinical Psychology; Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology; APA Internship, Worcester State Hospital and University of Massachusetts Medical Center; Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Alfred I. duPont Institute, now the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.
Cedar Ridge Counseling Services and Children's Home, Williamsport, MD, Counseling Services Director, consultant, , 1985-1986, 1986-1990; United Social and Mental Health Services, Inc., Day Kimball Hospital, Putnam, CT, Windham Community Hospital, Willimantic, CT, Crisis intervention and mental health consultations, 1987-1988; Human Resource Institute (Franklin, MA), nursing home consultant, 1988-1990; Private Practice, Waynesboro, PA, 1991-1995; Cedar Ridge Children's Home and School, Inc., Williamsport, MD,consultant, previously residential director and staff psychologist, 1991-2006.; Greencastle Family Practice, Greencastle, PA, Head staff of mental health department, 1995-1999; Frances Leiter Center, Chambersburg, PA, clinical director, 1996-2006; Summit Behavioral Health Services, Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, PA and Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, PA, allied health professional staff and consultant, 1997-2006; Western Maryland Intensive Behavior Management Program, Hagerstown, MD, consultant, 1998-2006; Arc of Washington County programs: Autism Waiver Program, Children's Residential Services, Community Supported Living Arrangements program, Phoenix (Traumatic Brain Injury) Program, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program, Stepping Stones Program, Hagerstown, MD, consultant, 1998-2006; Clinical Child and Consulting Practice, Waynesboro, PA, 1999-2006; Catholic Charities, Chambersburg, PA, consultant, 1999-2006; Kuwait Center for Autism, Dhaiya Mubarak Abdullah, Kuwait, consultant, 2000-present; Oomit Corporation, Astana, Kazakhstan, consultant, 2004-present; Jeddah Autism Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, consultant, 2005-present; Columbia International University, adjunct faculty, Associate Dean of Personal Care and Counseling, Associate Dean of Student Services, resident faculty, Associate Dean of College of Counseling, 2006-present.
Wide variety of audiences such as parents, agency staff, regional seminars, Kazakhstan Medical Academy, Kazakhstan Children’s Hospital, Penn State University Mont Alto Campus, Child and Adolescent Service System Program Training and Technical Assistance Institute (Part of the Child Study Center in the Department of Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University), and Frostburg State University.
By Melissa McCutchan
CIU Student Writer
Columbia International University students gathered at the end of the semester to celebrate God’s faithfulness in their various off-campus ministries. Student Mission Connection (SMC) hosted a Christmas cookie social for the students to fellowship and share testimonies of what God had done through them.
“We’re here to celebrate,” SMC member and junior Matthew Dunavant announced. “God has done great things this semester, and that’s exciting.”
The Columbia International University Rams are excelling on the field and in the classroom. The CIU intercollegiate athletics program is just over two years old, but already 13 athletes are being recognized by the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).
A Columbia International University alumnus is ministering in the aftermath of one of the worst weather-related disasters in modern times. Brooks Wadsworth, a 2002 graduate of CIU’s Intercultural Studies program, is a part of the North Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief team in the Philippines assisting in one of the areas hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan on Nov. 8.
Columbia International University alumnus Jeremy Kingsley draws four lessons on leadership from one of the biggest movies of our time. Kingsley, a best-selling author and motivational speaker, says that despite the dystopian theme of “Catching Fire,” the second installment of the “Hunger Games” series, there are strong messages in the movie about resistance and personal power.