BS in Education, Messiah College 1977; Vanguard Wilderness School, Wheaton College 1977; MA in Physical Education, Southern Methodist University 1982; EdD in Sports Management and Administration, Temple University 1995.
Following an undergraduate degree in Education from Messiah College in Pennsylvania, Rasmussen earned a master’s degree in physical education from Southern Methodist University and a Doctor of Education degree in Sports Management from Temple University. Prior to coming to CIU, he served many roles in intercollegiate athletics, including athletics director for an NCAA III university, as well as college instructor.
For a significant portion of his career, Dr. Rasmussen has been a head soccer coach at the collegiate and professional level, and on the administrative staff of the U.S. Men’s National and U.S. Olympic men’s soccer teams. He spent a number of years in Major League Soccer working in player development, scouting and event management, and stadium operations. Dr. Rasmussen continues to maintain active relationships and professional ties to the sport of soccer. He has also served in business development and project facilitation for many non-sports related entities. Early in his career he led multiple cycling tours and wilderness adventure trips including mountain climbing, canoeing and whitewater rafting.
Dr. Rasmussen lives in Columbia, South Carolina with his wife Debby. They have three adult children. In his personal life, Dr. Rasmussen has enjoyed extensive travel throughout North America, the Caribbean and Europe.
By Michael A. Lanier
CIU Student Writer
It’s a rite of spring at Columbia International University. The ladies of the student body have the opportunity to ask the men to participate with them in an afternoon of zany competition known as the Sadie Hawkins Field Day. This year, in teams of two couples, they participated contests ranging from baby food taste-testing to dodge ball using wadded-up socks as balls.
The Doctor of Philosophy (Intercultural Studies) program prepares you to produce original research in any area of Intercultural Studies including history and theology of mission, cultural anthropology, mission strategy, and Islamic Studies among others.
This flexible program is available in three-year and five-year formats. You may pursue it online from wherever you are living or serving.
Graduates with a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies go on to become:
By Bob Holmes
Columbia International University hosted the Southeast regional meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) in March. ETS is a group of scholars, teachers, pastors, students, and others dedicated to the oral exchange and written expression of theological thought and research.
B.S., Lancaster Bible College; M.A. in Counseling, Denver Seminary; Psy.D., Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
Dr. Harvey Payne is currently a Co-Director of the Psy.D. Program, Associate Professor at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences in Virginia and an adjunct faculty member in CIU’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Previously, he served at CIU as the Dean for the College of Counseling, Associate Dean in Student Life and adjunct professor in the M.A Counseling program. Dr. Harvey Payne has been a clinical child and consulting psychologist in private practice in Washington County, Maryland and Franklin County, Pennsylvania. His specialization is 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). He provides agency and staff consultation, program development and staff training for various local agencies, residential facilities and schools. He has also served internationally as a consultant for the Kuwait Centre for Autism and the Oomit Corporation’s development of a center 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.
- Adams, W., Sheslow, D., Robins, P., Payne, H., & Wilkinson, G. Memory abilities in children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. American Psychological Association convention, San Francisco, CA, August, 1991
- Payne, H. I. (2001). The photograph game of emotions. In H. G. Kaduson & C. E. Schaefer (Eds.), 101 More Favorite Play Therapy Techniques. Northvale, New Jersey: Jason Aronson
A Ben Lippen math teacher is responsible to:
- teach six sections of upper school mathematics, including Precalculus, AP Calculus AB, and AP Calculus BC.
- collaborate with other members of the math department to continually revise and develop the math curriculum at Ben Lippen School.
- perform any other non-teaching duties as assigned by the upper school principal.
The ideal candidate for the upper school math teacher position should possess:
- a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, mathematics education, or a closely related field (an advanced degree is preferred).
- ACSI teacher certification.
- two years of successful teaching experience in secondary mathematics.
- content mastery of secondary mathematics ranging from Algebra-1 through AP Calculus-BC and AP Statistics.
- AP Calculus experience preferred.
- a demonstrated ability and interest to innovatively and appropriately bring technologies (including the iPad and TI graphing calculators) into the classroom in order to support student learning.
- a clear desire and ability to teach in a student-centered, problem-based learning environment.
- demonstrated experience working in a diverse international community and strong cross-cultural skills.
Columbia International University alumna Ethelyn Watson went to be with the Lord on March 5 leaving behind two distinctions. She lived to be 101 years old, and she was the first married woman with children to graduate from CIU — and did so cum laude, above average academic distinction.
Watson and her husband Joe Watson, graduated from CIU in 1944 when the school was known as Columbia Bible College. They had known each other since grade school in Long Island, New York, and were high school sweethearts.