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.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.
Work with Help Desk staff, Web and Database staff and Associate Director of IT to coordinate end user training on institutional provided software through face to face interaction as well as online and written content. Maintain IT resources via the website by documenting and publishing current procedures and policies regarding training, procurement, acceptable use, email and other pertinent topics.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
To provide support to the Administrative Assistant to the Sr. VP for Development and Operations. This support is accomplished by handling the daily operational needs of the department as directed by Administrative Assistant to the Sr. VP for Development and Operations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Word processing and editing. Generate correspondence with the deferred gift constituents including acknowledgment, requesting quotes for CGA inquires, etc. Respond to initial inquiries for Estate Design Plan from advertisements. Manage the distribution of checks for CRUTS and CGA’s. Manage the installation payments for insurance payments. Reconcile the trust checking account. Data entry in Raiser’s Edge and tracking of specific actions related to deferred gift inquiries. Create correspondence and documents, power point presentations, and spreadsheets. Appointment calendar and schedule of designated administrator. Donor contact via email, phone and/or in person. Receive and screen incoming telephone calls, email, mail, and receive guests and visitors. Assist the Development Office in the organization and sponsorship of special donor relations events. Coordinate travel, accommodations and meal arrangements for on-campus guests/visitors as directed. Track all expense accounts. Establish and maintain a file system including confidential materials. Other assignments as directed.
College or technical school training. Five years of progressive secretarial and administrative experience. Experience in higher education administration/Christian ministry preferred.
Skills and Abilities Needed:
Good working knowledge of clerical, computer, word processing skills; strong organizational/planning skills; good writing and grammar skills; good interpersonal skills and ability to work with others; ability to make independent decisions, prioritize workload, handle deadlines, and stay flexible; ablility to handle pressure and maintain a pleasant and cooperative attitude; ability to maintain strict confidentiality; knowledge of K-12 and higher education and especially of CIU as an organization is preferred. A mature individual who is serious yet with a good sense of humor and the probability of remaining in the position into the foreseeable future.
Jeffrey B. Wheeler serves as interim vice president at Columbia International University, overseeing the offices of Enrollment Management and Corporate Marketing & Communications. He also assists the university president as ministry coordinator. He is the retired president and chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker United, Realtors® in the Carolinas.
Wheeler began his real estate career in 1976 with Tom Jenkins Realty in Columbia, S.C. and in 1988 he became a partner and president of the company. From 2004-2007 he served as chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate, LLC headquartered in New Jersey. In 2007, he returned to Columbia and his previous position at Coldwell Banker United, Realtors in the Carolinas.
In 1998, Wheeler sold his interest in the company and served for five years as the minister of education and administration at Shandon Baptist Church, one of the largest Baptist churches in South Carolina. While at Shandon, he introduced several new ministries and helped lead a major capital campaign.
Wheeler graduated from the University of South Carolina and has served on numerous civic and community boards including Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital, The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, United Way, and Oliver Gospel Mission. He is an accomplished speaker and author of “The Best of Both, Practical Lessons on Life and Leadership.”