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Postgraduate Education Specialist

Develop the capacity to think, communicate and model biblical excellence in educational leadership positions. You’ll learn to clearly represent Christ-centered perspectives in the broader society by impacting students, their families, faculty, and staff with competencies specifically defined for Kingdom growth. Classes are offered as intensive courses in the summer and online during the fall and spring semesters.

Purpose:

You will receive postgraduate training as a professional who leads others in addressing educational needs from a biblical perspective.

Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy program at CIU is distinctly Christian. Those who earn this degree can specialize in areas of Christian Higher Education Leadership, Christian School Leadership, or Curricular and Instructional Leadership.

Holders of the Ph.D. degree from our College of Education are accomplished learners and leaders ready to put their training in educational theory to work at Christian schools, colleges and universities around the world.

Christian School Leadership

The Doctor of Philosophy (Christian School Leadership) is designed for administrators of Christian K-12th grade schools: headmasters, principals, assistant principals, and other individuals responsible for leadership and management decisions in primary and secondary Christian educational institutions. You’ll develop knowledge and skills in educational leadership, instructional supervision, strategic planning, assessment, spiritual formation, legal issues, and instructional delivery systems.

Curricular and Instructional Leadership

Are you a leader in the K-12th grade or post-secondary education levels? The Doctor of Philosophy (Curricular and Instructional Leadership) is designed for you. 

You’ll develop knowledge and skills in educational leadership, curriculum theory and design, instructional development, curriculum innovation, assessment of instruction, spiritual formation, and methods of instructional delivery.

Opportunities:

Graduates with an Ph.D. in Educational Leadership go on to become:

Christian Higher Education Leadership

Increase your knowledge and skills in faculty development, strategic planning, assessment, spiritual formation, adult education, resource development, and instructional delivery systems with the Doctor of Philosophy (Christian Higher Education Leadership) concentration.

Opportunities:

Graduates with an Ph.D. in Educational Leadership go on to become:

  • Administrators in Christian Higher Education

  • President, Vice-President or Dean of a higher education institution

  • Program Director

  • Enrollment Management

Debbie Moore

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M.Ed. Program Director
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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.

 

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Brian Simmons

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Ed.D./Ed.S. Program Director
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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.

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Phyllis Kilbourn

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Adjunct Education Faculty

Ph.D., Trinity International University; M.A., Asbury Theological Seminary; B.A., Trevecca Nazarene

Dr. Phyllis Kilbourn is the founder of Rainbows of Hope and Crisis Care Training International, both global ministries of WEC International to children in crisis. She is a child advocate, trauma trainer, and author/editor of a number of handbooks focused on interviews for children in crisis, and has served in Liberia and Kenya with WEC International. She holds a Ph.D. in education from Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL., a MA in Christian education from Asbury Theological Seminary and a B.A. in Elementary Education from Trevecca Nazarene. Dr. Kilbourn has taught crisis care training seminars and/or conducted research in many countries across Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia, Latin America and North America. Truly she is one of the most respected pioneers of the children-in-crisis movement.

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Mark Eckel

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Adjunct Education Faculty

Ph.D. Leadership, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; B.R.E. Pre-Seminary, Baptist Bible College; Th.M. Old Testament, Grace Theological Seminary

Dr. Mark Eckel is Professor of Leadership, Education, and Discipleship for Capital Bible Seminary.  Indianapolis, Indiana is his home. For 30 years Mark has served the Christian education community as a high school teacher, college professor, and international speaker. Mark’s responsibilities have included daily instruction, curriculum development, mentoring teachers, and conference speaking on Christian education issues in hundreds of venues.In 1995 Cedarville University selected Mark as the Delta Chi Teacher of the Year.  In 2010 Lenawee Christian School honored Mark with its Heart for Leadership Award.

Mark’s original curricula Let God Be God: The Nature and Characteristics of God and Timeless Truth: An Apologetic for the Reliability, Authenticity, and Authority of Scripture have served the Christian school movement around the world. In 2006 Mark consulted with Chuck Colson to produce a curriculum for high school students called Rewired. Since then he has produced both online and print curricula for various ministries. Mark’s book The Whole Truth: Classroom Strategies for Biblical Integration has helped thousands of Christian school teachers practice biblical integration in their classrooms. While in the Educational Ministries Department at Moody Bible Institute, Mark developed and wrote the course “Faith and Learning” instituted in 2004.  In 2011 Dr. Eckel designed the Interdisciplinary Studies Program (IDS) for Crossroads Bible College. 

Intégrité has recently published four of Mark’s scholarly journal articles: one on faculty evaluation in higher education, another on adult learning, a third about Hebrew ideals of education, and the most recent on the impetus death provides for learning. Mark has also contributed a chapter to Four Perspectives on Your Child’s Education (Broadman & Holman, 2009).In the summer of 2010 Dr. Eckel presented two papers.At the C.S. Lewis Conference at Taylor University Mark delivered a paper entitled, “Devils in My Heart: Chesterton’s View of Human Nature through Father Brown.”At the International Institute for Christian Studies Dr. Eckel spoke on “And the Nations Will Say:  Apologetic Testimony from an Unlikely Source.” Summer and Fall of 2011 Mark spoke at Indiana Wesleyan University’s “Faith in the Science Classroom,” Biblical Leadership at Columbia International University, two courses for the M.A., Ph.D. programs at Lancaster Bible College/Graduate School on theological foundations, and day long Christian school events in Arizona and Colorado.  In the summer of 2011 Mark’s children–Tyler and Chelsea–helped their dad write three, 4,000 word essays on Stephen Crane, Jane Austen, and the Romantic poets. Mark writes book and movie reviews, essays, and audio-blogs for Moody Radio. He is continuing work on a Christian critique of Gothic horror novels such as Frankenstein.

Providence Center for Urban Leadership Development (PCULD) in Denver, CO has asked Mark to be scholar-in-residence for the 2012-13 fellowship year.  Dr. Eckel will coordinate curriculum and teach in the program dedicated to developing Christian city leaders.

Dr. Eckel is a featured speaker and writer on faith-learning integration, worldview, culture, film critique, apologetics, education, curriculum development, instructional methodologies, and Christian school philosophy.Mark is an ordained minister with a Th.M. in Old Testament and a Ph.D. in Leadership.

Mark’s wife Robin is a second grade Christian school teacher. They have two grown children: Tyler and Chelsea.

Besides family and friends, NFL football, Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee, Syracuse Lacrosse, books, movies, and maple sugar candy (among many good things in God’s creation) bring a smile to Mark’s face.

 

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