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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.
Houseparents will serve as surrogate parents for 14 high school students in an on-campus house. This is a lifestyle position with great opportunities for ministry.
Houseparents are expected to provide for the fullest spiritual, intellectual, and social development of boarding students in the care of Ben Lippen School.
Married couple required. College degree preferred, high school diploma required. Experience working with high school aged students, especially international high school aged students, is desired. Willingness to participate fully in the resident life of a boarding school is required. One houseparent is expected to obtain a non-airbrake CDL within the first three months.
The Drama Director provides instruction and support in the art of drama. The director will work to establish a platform for drama within the Ben Lippen School’s Fine Art Department.
The duties and responsibilities of this position, which can be flexible depending on time availability, skill set, experience, and level of education, could include:
The recruiter for the MA (Theological Studies) in Chinese degree program recruits students and promotes the program in mainland China.
NOTE: Pending Budget Approval for 2014-2015
The position of Assessment Coordinator includes primary commitment to implement and supervise the assessment plan of the College of Education under the leadership of the Dean of the College of Education.
Assessment Coordinator for the College of Education (COE) provides on-going, faculty-based evaluation for improving the quality of all the COE Programs and ensuring that outcomes achieved are consistent with the mission and goals of COE and CIU. Although assessment, as well as the accreditation process, is the responsibility of virtually every member of the University community, the function of the Assessment Coordinator is to be involved closely in the assessment process, primarily by managing—and eventually directing—the College of Education assessment, accreditation and licensure activities. These duties will include such activities as organizing the process with timelines, conducting constituent surveys, compiling information, providing an information database, collecting and entering data, completing files, analyzing statistics, providing feedback and information to the unit and programs for evaluative decision making, developing rubrics and charts, writing reports, testing, making modifications to assessments and the assessment process, attending meetings, keeping minutes and records, working with advisory council and stakeholders, keeping abreast of changes to standards, meeting with faculty and candidates, creating and revising course schedules and forms, working as a team with faculty to organize periodic events for prospective students and candidates and performing other related duties as required. Ultimately, the information gathered will be used to strengthen the College of Education programs by examining and revising: (1) the alignment of instruction and curriculum with CIU, professional, state and institutional standards; (2) the efficacy of courses, field experiences, and programs and (3) candidates’ attainment of dispositions, content knowledge and demonstration of teaching and leading that leads to student learning.
The development of students is at the heart of the purpose of the College of Education. All members of the education team are called upon to embody and to implement CIU’s purpose and mission, To Know Him and To Make Him Known, as well as the educational philosophy of the College of Education and its conceptual framework. The College of Education focuses on equipping Christian educators to think, teach and lead biblically in educational settings throughout the world. This is accomplished by facilitating student growth in biblical knowledge, spiritual maturity, ministry orientation and the professional skills necessary for service in a variety of cultural contexts.
Note: This position will be filled pending budget approval for 2014-15.
Duties and Responsibilities
Program leadership: Provide leadership for the Doctor of Ministry program, including
recruitment, administration, planning, and overall direction.
Classroom instruction: Demonstrate excellence in classroom teaching, including proficiency in classroom and online instructional technology.
Student relationships: Advise and mentor students enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry program; foster student-faculty relationships by participating in student functions and small groups as appropriate.
Institutional representation: Work with Marketing and Admissions to represent SSM to target audiences focused on Doctor of Ministry education and to represent CIU to the community at large.
Professional engagement: Participate in professional associations, research, and writing that support Doctor of Ministry education.
Ministry involvement: Model consistent service in local church, mission, and/or marketplace contexts.
Personal growth: Model Christ-like character and conduct; exhibit growth in areas of personal challenge.
Earned doctorate (Ph.D. or Th.D.) from an accredited institution, with content in the discipline area(s) to be taught; Teaching and administrative experience in theological education at the graduate level (at least five years preferred); Experience in teaching quantitative and qualitative research required; Experience in church-related ministry required; Commitment to cross-cultural ministry (some cross-cultural ministry experience preferred.)
NOTE: Position is pending budget availability for 2014-2015
Teach in and provide oversight for the Sports Leadership program, including consulting with faculty colleagues and the dean, instructing, interacting with, and advising students within the program
Duties and Responsibilities