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:
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.A., M.A., University of South Carolina
Ben Bryan serves as the Assessment Coordinator for the College of Education at CIU. Originally from Laurens, SC, Ben has lived in the Columbia area for more than a decade. He and his wife Susan (a CIU graduate) married in December 2010. Ben joined CIU in 2011. His primary responsibility is managing the assessment system for the College of Education, including state accreditation efforts. Ben also advises undergraduates pursuing the five-year, two-degree program (Bachelors/Master of Arts in Teaching). Ben feels blessed to have the opportunity to work at CIU and enjoys helping to prepare future educators for the classroom.
B.A., University of South Carolina; M.A., University of South Carolina; Ph.D. candidate, University of South Carolina; campus ministry assistant, Baptist Collegiate Ministry at USC-Columbia, 2004-2005; performance auditor, SC Legislative Audit Council, 2006-2011; assessment coordinator for College of Education, Columbia International University, 2011-present.
B.A., University of Kentucky; M.Ed., Columbia International University; Ph.D. candidate, University of Michigan
James Hagerty serves as the Program Administrator for the Ed.D. program and enjoys working with and encouraging doctoral students. Before beginning his own doctoral work in science education at the University of Michigan, James taught students from all over the world in elementary, middle, and high school at Shenyang International School in northeast China for nearly a decade. His work with national teachers while being the assistant principal led to his desire to become a teacher educator. James has been married to his wife J.J. for a decade and together they love and care for their two children, Jasmine and Jadon.
B.A., University of Kentucky; M.Ed., Columbia International University; Ph.D. candidate, University of Michigan; elementary, middle, high school teacher, Shenyang International School, 1998-2001; ESL Teacher, Ben Lippen High School, 2001-2002; middle school math & science teacher, Shenyang International School, 2002-2007; assistant principal, Shenyang International School, 2007-2008; graduate student instructor and research assistant , University of Michigan, 2008-2012, international student Sunday school teacher, Huron Hills Church, 2009-2012; Ed.D/Ed.S. program administrator, Columbia International University, 2012-present.
B.A., Calvin College; M.A., Western Michigan University; Ed.D., Azusa Pacific University
Lynn was born and raised on her family’s farm in Illinois. After marrying her childhood sweetheart, Jack, she worked with young people teaching music and as a volunteer at church and the local Christian school before entering college to prepare for a teaching career. She enjoys sharing the practical experiences from 16 years of middle school teaching with future teachers. She desires to prepare teachers with a biblical worldview who, by God’s grace, can then inspire and encourage their own students. When Lynn is not teaching, she enjoys reading, biking, and taking long walks with Jack and their dog, Cappuccino.
B.A., Calvin College; M.A., Western Michigan University; Ed.D., Azusa Pacific University; teacher, Hudsonville Christian School, 1993-2004; teacher, Ontario Christian School, 2004-2009; instructor and director of Academic Support, Providence Christian College, 2008-2012; resident faculty, Columbia International University, 2012-present.
B.A., Grand Rapids Baptist College (now Cornerstone University); B.S., Calvin College; M.A., Glassboro State College (now Rowan University); Ed.D., Liberty University
B.A. Roberts Wesleyan College; M.Ed, Ed.D University of Virginia
B.A., M.Ed., Columbia International University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina
B.S., Charleston Southern University; M.A., Ed.S., Ph.D. University of South Carolina
B.A., Columbia Bible College (now Columbia International University); M.A., Columbia Graduate School of Bible and Missions (now Columbia International University); Ed.D., George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University