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Christopher Little

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Professor of Intercultural Studies
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B.S., University of Southern California; M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary; Th.M., Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary

Christopher R. Little has over eighteen years of cross-cultural missionary experience on four different continents with five different mission organizations. He served in Kenya among the Luo tribe with Campus Crusade for Christ, in Europe and the Asian sub-continent with Operation Mobilization as the personal assistant to George Verwer, in Portugal and Mozambique among the Makhuwa tribe with African Inland Mission International, with World Mission Associates as the director of International Ministries, and in Jordan with the Baptist General Conference as an assistant Professor of Missiology at the Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary. In his present position as Professor of Intercultural Studies at Columbia International University, he empowers students to think critically and serve effectively in mission throughout the various global contexts of the 21st century.

Dr. Little holds a B.S., University of Southern California; M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary; Th.M. and Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary. In addition, he is the author of The Revelation of God Among the Unevangelized: An Evangelical Appraisal and Missiological Contribution to the Debate (William Carey Library, 2000), Mission in the Way of Paul: Biblical Mission for the Church in the Twenty-First Century (Peter Lang Publishing, 2005), and Polemic Missiology for the 21st Century: In Memoriam of Roland Allen (Kindle, 2013), as well as numerous articles on mission in various journals.

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Patrick Lai

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B.S., University of Oregon; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Ph.D., Chinese University of Hong Kong; Asian Graduate School of Theology

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Peggy Lee Manoogian

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Alumni Team Coordinator
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American University of Beirut, Lebanon; Roosevelt University B.ME and M.ME (Instrumental Music Education), Chicago

Peggy Lee Manoogian has taught piano for many years in Lebanon, Italy, Puerto Rico and the United States.  Her students range in age from three years old to adult.  Peggy Lee is fluent in English, Arabic and Spanish, and has taught music in all three languages.  Her musical background includes both theatre and concerts.  She was musical director for Oliver, Firefox, and My Fair Lady at the Harbor Playhouse in Corpus Christi, TX, performed the Saint-Saens 2ndpiano concerto with Roosevelt University symphony orchestra in Chicago and performed as a piano soloist and accompanist in Naples, Italy. Here at CIU, Peggy Lee accompanied the Ambassador Choir Reunion in 2008.  She has also owned and operated a musical instrument repair shop and teaches conversational Arabic classes to students planning to go to the Middle East.

American University of Beirut, Lebanon; Roosevelt University B.ME and M.ME (Instrumental Music Education), Chicago, IL;  Apprenticed in London, England in musical instrument repair; Transcribed Bedouin folk music recordings; Music teacher and band director K-12 Beirut Lebanon (1980-1983); Pianist for Calvary Baptist Church in Beaufort, SC (1983-1985); Pianist for U.S. military Protestant chapel in Naples Italy (1986-1990); Middle school music teacher, Taft, TX (1994-1996); Pianist and worship leader for Palmas Community Church, Puerto Rico (1996-2004); Director of Music Academy in Palmas del Mar, Puerto Rico (1996-2004);  Certified in Kindermusik and Orff;  Teaches “Music for Little Mozarts” (a program for children ages 3-6); Fluent in Arabic and Spanish; Member of Music Educators National Convention and Music Teachers Association; Honorary Alumna of Columbia International University.

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Glenn Gentry

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General Education Division Chair, Humanities Program Director
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B.S., Multnomah Bible College; M.A., Ph.D., Baylor University

Espousing a life of faith and praxis, Glenn Gentry professes philosophy not merely as a profession, but also as a means of investing in the body of Christ and the Kingdom of God. As a four-year missionary in Botswana, Africa and a loving husband and father, Glenn believes that to serve Christ well in life requires the ability to engage with the world judiciously. To this end, he strives to invest in the lives of his students by teaching critical thinking skills and rival conceptions of life. In substance, Glenn believes that grace is that gift and paradox through which the richer reality of God's love is known and made known. By grace we are saved, and by grace we develop into a richer and fuller communion with God and humanity.

B.S., Multnomah Bible College; M.A., Ph.D., Baylor University, Texas. Missionary with African Evangelical Fellowship in Botswana, 1988-1992; instructor in philosophy, McLennan Comm. College, 2002-2004; fellowship at Baylor University, 2003-2005; local church ministry, Halfway, Ore., 1993-1998; 2005

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Leah Herod

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Director of Professional Relations
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B.A., The University of Alabama; M.S., Auburn University; Ph.D., Auburn University

Dr. Leah Herod loves chocolate, traveling, photography, and children. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University. From there, she opened a private practice in Alabama and specialized in behavioral disorders. She has an interest in other cultures, and has lived and worked abroad, traveling to over 30 countries. She has served in psychological, educational, and evangelistic missions to countries such as Egypt, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Liberia, Brazil, Jamaica, Singapore, Thailand, and Kuwait. In 2003, she came to CIU to obtain a certificate in Biblical Studies. From 2004 to 2011, she was the Director of Internship Sites for the clinical counseling students.  In 2011, she transitioned to her current position of Director of Professional Relations.  She currently teaches in the College of Counseling as a resident faculty member.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Clinical Work in Alabama and South Carolina 1992-1998; Licensed Psychologist, Child and Family Services of Southeast Alabama, Dothan, Alabama 1999-2001, 2003; Adjunct Psychologist, Ramsay Youth Services, Dothan, Alabama, 2000-2001; Clinical Director, Chrysalis, A Home for Girls, Dothan, Alabama, 2000-2001; Short-term Missionary, Ethiopia, 2001; Psychologist-Short-term Missionary, Brazil, 2001; Teacher/Psychologist/Missionary in Egypt 2001-2002; Short-term Missionary/Psychologist in Liberia, Ghana, Ethiopia, and Egypt, 2003; Certificate in Biblical Studies, Columbia International University, 2005; Director of Internship Sites and Adjunct Faculty, 2004-11; Director of Professional Relations and Adjunct Faculty, Columbia International University, 2011-present.

Select Publications:

Herod, L.A. (2004).  Sense of Community and Spontaneous Prayer:  A Study of Graduate/Seminary Students at a Christian University.  Unpublished Manuscript.

Cook, N. and Herod, L.A.  (2004).  Strangers in a Strange Land.  Unpublished document.

Herod, L.A. and Cook, N. (2004).  Cross Cultural Work: Teaching People to Fish.  Unpublished Manuscript.

Cook, N. and Herod, L.A. (2002).  Let Me Tell You a Story:  A Group with Sudanese Children.  Treatment manual.  Unpublished document.

Shapiro, S.K., Buckhalt, J.A., and Herod, L.A. (1995).  Evaluation of learning disabled students with the Differential Ability Scales.  Journal of School Psychology, 33, 247-263.

Shapiro, S.K., and Herod, L.A. (1994).  Combining visual and auditory tasks in the assessment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  In D.K. Routh (Ed.),       Disruptive Behaviors in Childhood (pp. 87-107).  New York: Plenum.

Select Presentations/Publications:

Herod, L. A. (2008, October 3).  Group Experiential Techniques: Plan and Execution.  Workshop for Licensed Counselors at Palmetto Health Baptist Counseling Center. Ridgeway, South Carolina.

Herod, L. A., & Tampubolon, A.  (2007, June).  Group Therapy:  Application of a Structured Group Format with Tsunami Survivors

Herod, L.A. (2007, April).  Counseling with Clients of a Different Faith – Considerations and Cautions. Refuge Egypt, Cairo, Egypt. 

Parlato, D. and Herod, L.A. (2006, April).  Challenges in Teams: Working for Yourself versus Working for the Team - A Case Study with Spiritual Applications.  Presentation and debriefing with three short-term teams.  Bethel Christian Camp, Gaston, South Carolina.

Herod, L.A., Parlato, D., and Watts, C.M.  (2006, February).  Team Dynamics: Leadership Responsibility (Ethics) versus Personal Relationships.  Presentation for counselors at Columbia International University, Columbia, South Carolina. 

Herod, L.A. (2004).  Sense of Community and Spontaneous Prayer:  A Study of Graduate/Seminary Students at a Christian University.  Unpublished Manuscript.

Herod, L.A. (2004, May).  Sense of Community among Graduate Students at CIU - Research Results.  Presentation at Columbia International University, Columbia, South Carolina.

Cook, N. and Herod, L.A.  (2004).  Strangers in a Strange Land.  Unpublished document.

Herod, L.A. and Cook, N. (2004).  Cross Cultural Work: Teaching People to Fish.  Unpublished Manuscript.

Herod, L.A. (2003, November).  Basic Behavior Management.  Overview of basic parenting techniques given to M.O.PS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group on two occasions in Rock Hill, S.C. 

Herod, L.A. (2002, September and October).  Basic Behavior Management.  Three session workshop for parents, teachers, and caretakers, Enterprise, AL.

Herod, L.A.  (2002, January).  Managing Behavior in the Classroom.  Presentation at the African Hope Learning Center for Displaced Children, Cairo, Egypt.

Cook, N. and Herod, L.A. (2002).  Let Me Tell You a Story:  A Group with Sudanese Children.  Treatment manual.  Unpublished document.

Herod, L.A., and Dismukes, R. (2000, October).  Externalizing Behaviors: The art of managing behavior - A conceptual model providing linkage from assessment through treatment.  Presentation at the Fourth Annual Wiregreass Area Conference on Behavior and Learning Disorders of Childhood, Dothan, AL.

Shapiro, S.K., Buckhalt, J.A., and Herod, L.A. (1995).  Evaluation of learning disabled students with the Differential Ability Scales.  Journal of School Psychology, 33, 247-263.

Herod, L.A., and Shapiro, S.K. (1994, November).  SCAN and auditory vigilance test performance in ADHD children.  Poster session presented at the 1994 American Speech, Hearing and Language Association (ASHA) Annual convention, New Orleans, LA.

Herod, L.A., and Shapiro, S.K. (1994, April).  Combining visual and auditory tasks in the assessment of ADHD.  Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

Shapiro, S.K., and Herod, L.A. (1994).  Combining visual and auditory tasks in the assessment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  In D.K. Routh (Ed.),  Disruptive Behaviors in Childhood (pp. 87-107).  New York: Plenum. 

 

 

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Mark McCann

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Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Program Director
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B.A., Florida Bible College; M.S., Nova Southeastern University; Ed.D., University of Central Florida

Dr. Mark McCann was born in Georgia and has spent his life in the Southeast. Mark joined CIU in 2004 after 20 years of ministry in Central Florida. Married in 1984, Mark and his wife Sharry feel their greatest blessings involve time together with their three children Erin, Meredith, and Kayla. Mark greatly appreciates church, school, and community ministry...thankful for the opportunity to serve the Lord at CIU. His desire is for undergraduate and graduate students to develop and refine a heart for ministry as future teachers and educational leaders who will serve the Lord with academic excellence and spiritual acuity.

B.A., Florida Bible College; M.S., Nova Southeastern University; Ed.D., University of Central Florida;  teacher, Osceola County Public Schools, 1986-1989; teacher, dean, assistant principal, elementary principal, admissions director, director of school improvement, The First Academy, 1989-2004; elder, New Hope Bible Church, 1993-2004; co-founder and president, Hydrocephalus Family Support Group, 1996-1998; resident faculty, M.A.T. program director, Columbia International University, 2004-present.

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Kim Chappell

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Adjunct Education Faculty
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B.A., University of Florida; M.Ed., Columbia International University; M.S., Walden University; Ed.D., Argosy University

Dr. Kim Chappell is currently serving as an adjunct professor at Columbia International University. She served as a resident faculty member from 2010-2012. She has been a teacher since 1988 and a teacher of teachers since 2005. Dr. Chappell taught 14 years in grades 1 through 8 in public schools across five states. In 2005, she moved to her "dream job," teaching in Christian higher education. Dr. Chappell desires to serve the Lord through developing Christian teachers to strive for excellence in education for the glory of Jesus. She and her husband, Mike, have two adult sons, Justin and Brandon.

Teacher, Kendrick Elementary, 1988-89; Teacher, Peebles Elementary, 1989-90; Teacher, Prairie View Elementary, 1990-91; Teacher, Kelley Smith Elementary, 1993-94; Teacher, Novak-King Middle School, 1994-96; Teacher, Douglas Byrd Middle School, 1996-97; Freelance Editor, Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley, 1997-99; Teacher, Novak-King Middle School, 1997-99; Teacher, El Dorado Middle School, 1999-03; Adjunct Professor, Columbia International University, 2004-05; Assistant professor of Education, Crown College, 2005-2010; Resident Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Columbia International University, 2010-present; Associate Professor of Education, Grace University, 2012-present.

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Nabeel Jabbour

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B.A., American University in Beirut; M.A., Near East School of Theology in Beirut; D.Th., University of South Africa

Dr. Nabeel Jabbour, Th.D, comes from a Christian background and was born in Syria. He grew up in Lebanon and lived for 15 years in Cairo, Egypt. Along with his family, he has lived in Colorado Springs since 1991. As a Missions Consultant with the Navigators, he has visited almost every major Muslim country in the world. In addition to his Navigators work, he teaches intensive courses on Islam in some seminaries. 

Dr. Nabeel Jabbour has authored six books, two in Arabic and four in English. The four books in English are The Rumbling Volcano on Islamic fundamentalism in Egypt and The Unseen Reality on spiritual warfare, Unshackled and Growing: Muslims and Christians on The Journey to Freedom, and his most recent book, The Crescent Through The Eyes of The Cross on the Muslims' worldview. From 1975 to 1990, he pioneered and directed the Navigators work in Egypt. In 1991 he earned a Th.D. in Islamics from the University of South Africa. Since 1991 he has been traveling around the world coaching missionaries and Christian nationals in their understanding of Islam and Muslims. He teaches intensive courses on "Islam and Current Events" and "Radical Islam and a Christian Response" at three seminaries in the States and at two seminaries in Canada. For more information, you may visit his website: www.nabeeljabbour.com.

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Mike Barnett

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The Centrality of Christ in Contemporary Missions (Evangelical Missiological Society) cover The Centrality of Christ in Contemporary Missions Mike Barnett

This volume of the annual EMS series offers answers to these questions and more. Is Jesus really the only way? What is unique about Christ and missions? How can a new understanding of Jesus Christ bridge the gap between modern positivism and post-...

Business As Mission cover Business as Mission: From Impoverished to Empowered Mike Barnett

In 2005 the Evangelical Missiological Society devoted their regional and annual conferences to the subject of Business as Mission. This book is a collection of resulting essays on this subject. "To put it bluntly," wrote Doug Pennoyer, President of EMS...

Called to Reach cover Called to Reach: Equipping Cross-Cultural Disciplers Mike Barnett

What's a cross-cultural discipler? It's someone who crosses distinct cultural barriers--whether at home or abroad--to share the gospel and develop other effective Christian disciples. Think of the apostle Paul who was born into a Jewish heritage but...

Discovering the Mission of God cover Discovering the Mission of God Mike Barnett

What is God's Mission in the world? For anyone passionate about discovering God's heart for the nations, Discovering the Mission of God will reveal his plans for you. Written by twenty-first-century field workers, scholars and church...

The Changing Face of World Missions cover The Changing Face of World Missions: Engaging Contemporary Issues and Trends Mike Barnett

I wrote Chapter 8--"Innovation in Mission Operations: Creative Access Platforms"--a rationale for missions through the marketplace. See the full book description below.

The dramatic changes that have taken place both in global society and in...

Dean of the College of Intercultural Studies
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B.A., University of Houston; M. Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Barnett teaches courses on church planting movements, leadership and teams, creative access (business and missions), and the history of global Christianity.

He and his wife, Cindy, enjoy spending time with seminary and university students. They are active members of Hill of the Lord University Church in Columbia. They enjoy gardening, snow skiing, hiking, mountain biking, sightseeing, fishing, and coffee drinking. God’s call on their lives is to equip the saints for being on mission with God among all peoples on earth!

Ph.D. in Church History from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Master of Divinity from Southwestern Seminary. B.A. in Geography from the University of Houston.

He and Cindy served 12 years with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention working in the 10/40 Window. Previously, he served as a minister of missions and church planter in North America. He has a business background and continues to work in international business development.

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