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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.
B.A., M.A., Columbia International University, Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas
B.S. Lee University, M.A., Church of God Theological Seminary, M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
B.A., St. Andrews Presbyterian College, M.A., Columbia International University, SC Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Intern
B.S., Liberty University, M.A., Columbia International University, SC Licensed Professional Counselor Intern.
B.A., George Fox University; Certificate in Bible, Columbia International University; M.A.T. in English, The Citadel; Ph.D. in English, University of South Carolina; teacher, Charleston County School District, 1999-2001; Faculty member, Columbia College, 2006-2013; Faculty, Columbia International University, 2013 – present.
Sandra was born and reared in Toppenish, Washington. After graduating from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon, she married and moved to Columbia, South Carolina where she found employment as an Executive Secretary and administrative assistant. She earned her master’s degree in Charleston, South Carolina and upon completion taught high school English in a local urban high school. When the family returned to Columbia, she enrolled at the University of South Carolina and earned a Ph.D .in English with an emphasis in Composition and African American Literature. Sandra taught writing, literature, and methods classes for seven years at Columbia College where she directed the English Education program. Sandra relaxes by either reading a good book or spending time with her husband, Charles and their two grown children and marvels that God has allowed her to make a living doing what she enjoys most.
B.A., George Fox University; Certificate in Bible, Columbia International University; M.A.T. in English, The Citadel; Ph.D. in English, University of South Carolina; Executive Secretary/Administrative Assistant, 1982-1994; teacher, Charleston County School District, 1999-2001. Faculty member, Columbia College, 2006-2013
B.S., Wayland Baptist University, M..A., Columbia International University; SC Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor
B.S., Toccoa Falls College; M.Ed., Bob Jones University; Ed.D., Columbia International University
Debbie Moore serves in the College of Education as the program director for the Master of Education program. In the last 27 years, she has held various positions within Christian education as teacher, guidance counselor, administrator, and dean. Her passion is to work with Christian educators to enhance their classroom skills that use biblical integration so as to increase the awareness of teaching with intentionality to develop spiritual formation in students. Originally from Pennsylvania, Debbie met her husband, David, at college and they have since lived in North Carolina and Georgia. They have two adult children, Lindsay and Erica. She loves spending time with her family, reading, walking, and drinking coffee.
Teacher, Trinity Christian School, 1986-1990; Teacher, Guidance Counselor, Neuse Christian Academy, 1990-2000; Dean, Principal, Gaston Christian School, 2000-2003; Teacher, Northside Christian School, 2003-04; Dean, Adjunct Faculty, Toccoa Falls College, 2004-2013; Professor, M.Ed. Program Director, Columbia International University, present.
B.A. Cornerstone University; B.S. Calvin College; M.S. Indiana University South Bend; Ed.D. Ball State University; Certificate in Fund Raising Management, Indiana School of Philanthropy.
Dr. Brian Simmons is a professor in the College of Education and Director of the Ed.D. and Ed.S. programs. He is a lifetime educator and has served as a teacher, Superintendent of two Christian schools, university Vice President, adjunct professor and association President. Dr. Simmons' life mission states, "Brian Simmons exists as a visionary builder to further the kingdom of God through education, teaching and influencing others." His primary goal in life is to be a faithful steward of all the Master has entrusted to his care. He and his wife, Bonnie have four adult children: Jared, Drew, Lindi and Aubrey. Jared is married to Mary Claire, and Drew is married to Stefanie.
Mathematics teacher, Elkhart Christian Academy, 1982-1989; Superintendent, Elkhart Christian Academy, 1989-1996; Superintendent, Heritage Christian School (Indianapolis), 1996-2005; Adjunct Professor, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2000-present; Vice President for University Relations, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2006-2009; President, the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), 2009-2013, Resident Faculty and Ed.D/Ed.S. Program Director, Columbia International University, 2013-present.