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., Southeastern Bible College; M.Ed., Southern University, A&M; Ed.D., University of Tennessee
Vicki L. Wolfe served from 1999 to 2006 as the Department Chair of Education at Southeastern Bible College, while teaching courses in teacher education. In January 2006, she accepted the position of Vice-President for Education/Provost of the college. While Vicki enjoys administration, she continues to be passionate about the teaching/learning process and teaches one or two courses each year. In her role as Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Wolfe, states "I have the privilege of working with colleagues who possess outstanding academic credentials, spiritual depth, and a genuine sense of caring for others."
Vicki and her husband, Derick, have three children ranging in ages from 5 to 19. They live in the rural community of Talladega Springs near Fayetteville, AL. One of the great pleasures in Vicki's life is to see her children grow in their knowledge of the world and its Creator.
Some of the books she recently read include: Listening to Your Life, Now and Then, The Eyes of the Heart, Leading with A Limp, A Place Called Sweet Apple, The Longing for Home, Speak What We Feel (Not What We Ought to Say), Tokens of Myself, The Shack, and Stirring the Head, Heart, and Soul. She likes listening to music and observing the changes in nature as each season approaches, and spending time with family, friends and students enjoying each others company and laughing together.
B.A., Southeastern Bible College; M.Ed., Southern University, A&M; Ed.D., University of TN; teacher of physically and mentally challenged, Hopetown Christian School, 1988; graduate research assistant/Dept. of Deaf Education, Southern University, 1988-89; elementary teacher of the hearing impaired, Rapides Parish School Board, 1990-93; adjunct instructor , Louisiana State University, 1992-93; graduate research assistant/Postsecondary Education Consortium, The University of TN/Knoxville, 1994-99; Co-Director/Federal Grant Project: Partners in Progress Gallaudet University:Washington, DC/The University of TN: Knoxville, 1997-99; Interim Academic Dean, Department Chair, Education, Associate Professor, Education, Equity Coordinator, Dean of Continuing Education, Chairperson: Educational Leadership Team, Vice-President for Education/Provost, Southeastern Bible College, 2001-present
B.A., Bob Jones University; M.Div., Grand Rapids Seminary; M.A., Grace Theological Seminary; Ed.D., University of Georgia
Teacher and middle school principal, Salem Academy, 1972-78; faculty and Education Department chair, Western Baptist College, 1978-82; southeast regional director, Association of Christian Schools International, 1982-86; vice-president, Association of Christian Schools International, 1989-1996; headmaster, Lexington Christian Academy, 1996-present; vice-president, Christian Academic Publications and Services, 1996-present.
B.A., Tennessee Temple University; M.R.E., Temple Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Baptist Christian University; J.D., Washington & Lee University School of Law
Christian school administrator for over 10 years; adjunct professor, Philadelphia Biblical University, Partner, Firm President for WootenHart, PLC.
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.
B.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; M.Ed., University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Terry Moffitt served as the high school principal of Wesleyan Christian Academy in High Point, North Carolina for eight years. His ability to address legal issues and trends, especially those involving church-state and Christian school issues, began with his term as High Point City Councilman and the vice-president and national spokesman for the National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools. He currently travels worldwide as a consultant on church/state issues.
B.A., University of North Carolina -Chapel Hill; M.Ed., University of North Carolina-Greensboro; teacher, principal, Wesleyan Christian Academy; city councilman, High Point, NC, 1989-92; executive director, Christian Policy Research Institute, 1992-present.
B.S., Philadelphia College of Bible; M.Div., Reformed Episcopal Seminary; M.Ed., West Chester State University; D.Min., Westminster Theological Seminary
Secondary teacher, director of guidance, The Christian Academy, 1971-92; director of guidance, Delaware County Christian School, 1992-present.
B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., Wheaton Graduate School; M.Div., Denver Conservative Baptist Seminary; Ph.D., Michigan State University
Dr. Robert Ferris has been on the faculty of Columbia Biblical Seminary & School of Ministry since 1989. He teaches intercultural studies, missions and Christian Education. In 2004, he was appointed Associate Provost of CIU. Dr. Ferris obtained a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College, a master’s degree from Wheaton Graduate School, a master of divinity degree from Denver Conservative Baptist Seminary, and a doctor of philosophy degree in educational administration and curriculum from Michigan State University. From 1967 to 1988 he served as a missionary with SEND International in the Philippines. During those years he taught at FEBIAS College of the Bible and served as dean of Asian Theological Seminary in Manila. From 1979 to 1988 he also served concurrently as executive director of the Philippine Association for Theological Education by Extension (PAFTEE) and Philippine Association of Bible and Theological Schools (PABATS). He was also active in the Asian Theological Association, developing an accreditation program for TEE. He served as a consultant to the International Council of Accrediting Agencies. Ferris has published many articles and has presented papers on theological education at conferences in Asia and Europe. During 1988-89 he was missionary scholar-in-residence at the Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College, where his research resulted in a monograph on renewal of theological education. He and his wife, Sue, have two children and three grandchildren.
B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., Wheaton Graduate School; graduate studies, Gordon Divinity School; M.Div., Denver Conservative Baptist Seminary; Ph.D., Michigan State University; missionary, SEND International, Philippines, 1966-88 (instructor, Febias College of Bible, 1969-77; executive director, Philippine Association for Theological Education by Extension, 1979-85; executive director, Philippine Association of Bible and Theological Schools, 1980-88; assistant director, SEND International of the Philippines, 1980-88; coordinator, Asia TEE Consultation, Asia Theological Association, 1984-85; academic dean, Asian Theological Seminary, 1984-88); project coordinator, International Council of Accrediting Agencies, 1985-89; missionary scholar in residence, The Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College, 1988-89, faculty, associate dean for doctoral programs, interim academic dean, Columbia Biblical Seminary and School of Missions, 1989-present.
B.S.E., University of Arkansas; M.S., Old Dominion University; Ph.D., Gallaudet University
Sharon R. Berry, PhD, is a well-known speaker and author with more than 300 products to her credit. She has worked in public and Christian schools for over 30 years as a special education teacher and administrator. She was director of curriculum for ACSI for several years and now serves as vice-president of Christian Academic Publications and Services in Birmingham, Alabama and is the founder and director of Deaf Online University.
Her B.A. is from the University of Arkansas, her M.A. is from Old Dominion University, and she is the first person to receive a Ph.D. from Gallaudet University. Dr. Berry is the daughter of deaf parents and is an experienced teacher of the Deaf, a former Principal of the Virginia School for the Deaf at Hampton. She is a prolific writer of curriculum for Christian Academic Publications & Services and has several curriculum series published by Lifeway. She has held numerous positions as consultant, speaker, and adjunct faculty. Her research interests are: current implications of brain research, Special education, child development and discipline.She serves on various boards, including NILD, Christian Deaf Fellowship, ME Foundation and Riverside Foundation.
Dr. Berry is married to a retired pastor and has two daughters. She is involved with deaf ministries and enjoys reading and writing, gardening, music, and her grandchildren.
B.S.E., University of Arkansas; M.S., Old Dominion University; Ph.D. Gallaudet University. Teacher, Arkansas School for the Deaf, 1965-69; special education teacher, Portsmouth Public Schools, 1969-1974; special education teacher, Virginia Beach Public Schools, 1974-77; adjunct professor in special education at three universities, 1973-present; principal, Virginia School in Hampton, 1979-83; teacher, curriculum coordinator, director of special education, Lynchburg Christian Academy, 1983-84; director, Shades Mountain Christian Schools, 1984-94; director of curriculum, Association of Christian Schools International, 1989-1996; founder and vice president, Christian Academic Publications & Services, 1996-present; founder and director, Deaf Online University, 2002-present