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Markus Klausli

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A photo of Markus Klausi, CIU professor of New Testament & Greek.
Professor of New Testament & Greek
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B.A., Seattle Pacific University; M.Div., Columbia International University; S.T.M., Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary

Dr. Klausli joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary and School of Ministry in 2013 and teaches New Testament and Greek as well as Biblical Contextualization. Before coming to Columbia, he served from 2006-2007 as an adjunct professor at Southwestern Theological Seminary and then from 2007-2013 with Liebenzell USA as lecturer for New Testament and dean at CIU’s European School of Culture and Theology in Korntal, Germany. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society as well as the Society for Biblical Literature. He has served as a pastor in Germany and taught in South Africa.

B.A., 1993, Seattle Pacific University; M.Div., 1996, Columbia International University; S.T.M., 2001, Dallas Theological Seminary, Ph.D., 2007; Lecturer-Internship, 1996 Union Bible Institute, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa; Pastoral Assistant, 1997-1998, Church of God, Luedenscheid, Germany; Interim Pastor, Church of God, Marl, Germany 1998-1999; Lecturer, 2000, Center for Biblical Studies, Dallas, Texas; Adjunct Professor, 2006-2007, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Forth Worth, Texas; missionary with Liebenzell USA serving as lecturer for New Testament and since fall of 2009 as acting dean at the CIU branch campus: European School of Culture & Theology 2007-2013; Professor for NT & Greek, Columbia International University, since 2013. 

Published periodical articles, essays, dictionary entries

  • “Wunder in der Bibel” (Miracles in the Bible) @ Mission Weltweit (Worldwide Missions –magazine of the Liebenzell Mission, Germany), May/June 2010.

Published book reviews

  • Lewis R. Donelson. Review of I & II Peter and Jude: A Commentary. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press, 2010. In JETS 54: 406-408.

Papers presented

  • “'Sharing in the Sufferings of Christ’ – Reassessing the Use of the Messianic Woes to Characterize Suffering in 1 Peter,” presentation at the annual meeting of the Facharbeitsgruppe für Neues Testament (Study Group for New Testament) in Marburg, Germany, March 3, 2008. 
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Reggie McNeal

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B.A., University of South Carolina; M.Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. McNeal enjoys helping people, leaders, and Christian organizations pursue more intentional lives. He currently serves as the Missional Leadership Specialist for Leadership Network of Dallas, Texas. His past experience involves over a decade as a denominational executive and leadership development coach. He also served in local congregational leadership for over twenty years, including being the founding pastor of a new church. He has lectured or taught as adjunct faculty for multiple seminaries. Reggie has contributed to numerous denominational publications and church leadership journals.

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Carrie Caudill

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Carrie Caudill, Psychology Professor at CIU
Professor of Psychology
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B.S. Columbia International University; Ed.S. University of South Carolina; Albert Ellis Institute; South Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor, 2007-present; Ph.D. University of South Carolina

Mrs. Caudill brings a family systems approach to Christian psychology in her teaching. Her heart's desire is to allow Christ to offer complete wholeness and healing to hurting people. In addition to teaching, she counsels at a local Christian private practice. Mrs. Caudill and her husband also facilitate a young adults group committed to seeking God.  The following are her research interests: strengthening Christian marriages, marital satisfaction and the role of gender and employment status, the effect of trauma on childhood development, personality traits and college success, and college student mental health.

B.A., Psychology and Biblical Studies Columbia International University; ED.S., Marriage and Family Counseling, University of South Carolina; doctoral candidate - University of South Carolina in Counselor Education and Supervision, 2009-present; Licensed Professional Counselor, Associate Counselor, Palmetto Counseling Associates, 2005-present; Family Counselor at the Addictions and Recovery Center, Richland Springs, 2006-2007.

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Geoffrey Griffith

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Intercultural Studies Professor
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D. Min., Western Conservative Baptist Seminary

Geoffrey is a missionary statesman who desires to help the next generation of Intercultural Studies professionals develop wisdom before they move overseas. While he remains in leadership at SIM International near Charlotte, N.C., he drives to Columbia one semester each year in order to make a difference so that our students can truly know Christ and make Him known.

B.A., Eastern Washington State University; M.Div., D.Min., Western Conservative Baptist Seminary. Missionary in South Africa, 1977-1985; executive director, American Council, Africa Evangelical Fellowship, 1986-1997; Ethnic Focus ministry and missionary in India with SIM International, 1997-present.

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Charlie Koestline

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Adjunct Counseling Professor
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B.A., Suffolk University; M.A., Miami University

B.A., Suffolk University; M.A., Miami University; graduate assistant, Butler County Mental Health Center, 1968-70; intern in psychology, certificate from Wofford Hall, USAF Medical Center, 1971-72; clinical psychology, United States Air Force, 1971-75; SC Licensed Professional Counselor; SC Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; SC Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, 1985; Columbia Area Mental Health, 1975-2004; staff counselor, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1985-present; staff counselor, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, 1985-2005; private practice, Palmetto Counseling Associates, 1995-2005; university counselor and adjunct faculty, Columbia International University, Graduate School Division/College of Counseling, 2001-present.adjunct faculty (Columbia International University, Graduate School Division, 2001-2010; adjunct faculty, Columbia International University, College of Counseling, 2010-present); SC Licensed Professional Counselor; SC Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; SC Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor.

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Corrine Barbian

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Psychology Professor
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B.S., Chapman University; M.A., California Family Study Center

Mrs. Barbian serves as an adjunct professor in the Psychology program. She supervises the student practicum program. She is an excellent speaker and counselor. She is currently practicing at Lake Murray Counseling Center.

B.S., Chapman University; M.A., California Family Study Center. Counselor in clinical and private practice in California 1994-1998; Private practice in South Carolina, 2000-present; CISM Debriefing Team member, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, 2001-present. 2002

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Ken Rife

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Ken Rife, Communication/Digital Media Production Professor at CIU
Professor of Communication/Digital Media Production
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(803) 807-5161

A.A., Southwest Virginia Community College; B.A. Radford University; M.A., Regent University

Ken brings a unique blend of academic training in film along with over 20 years of film-making experience specifically within ministry settings. He served with the media operation of Campus Crusade for Christ, and most recently directed a media production ministry called Starshell Media Ministries. He is excited about mentoring the next generation of videographers to "communicate Christ creatively."

A.A., Southwest Virginia Community College; B.A. Radford University; M.A., Regent University, Virginia. Media staff with CCCI, 1980-1999; Starshell Media, 2000-present. 2007

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Christopher Little

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Chris Little, Professor of Intercultural Studies
Professor of Intercultural Studies
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(803) 807-5603

B.S., University of Southern California; M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary; Th.M., Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary

Christopher R. Little has over eighteen years of cross-cultural missionary experience on four different continents with five different mission organizations. He served in Kenya among the Luo tribe with Campus Crusade for Christ, in Europe and the Asian sub-continent with Operation Mobilization as the personal assistant to George Verwer, in Portugal and Mozambique among the Makhuwa tribe with African Inland Mission International, with World Mission Associates as the director of International Ministries, and in Jordan with the Baptist General Conference as an assistant Professor of Missiology at the Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary. In his present position as Professor of Intercultural Studies at Columbia International University, he empowers students to think critically and serve effectively in mission throughout the various global contexts of the 21st century.

Dr. Little holds a B.S., University of Southern California; M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary; Th.M. and Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary. In addition, he is the author of The Revelation of God Among the Unevangelized: An Evangelical Appraisal and Missiological Contribution to the Debate (William Carey Library, 2000), Mission in the Way of Paul: Biblical Mission for the Church in the Twenty-First Century (Peter Lang Publishing, 2005), and Polemic Missiology for the 21st Century: In Memoriam of Roland Allen (Kindle, 2013), as well as numerous articles on mission in various journals.

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Glenn Gentry

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Humanities Program Director, Professor of Philosophy
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B.S., Multnomah Bible College; M.A., Ph.D., Baylor University

Espousing a life of faith and praxis, Glenn Gentry professes philosophy not merely as a profession, but also as a means of investing in the body of Christ and the Kingdom of God. As a four-year missionary in Botswana, Africa and a loving husband and father, Glenn believes that to serve Christ well in life requires the ability to engage with the world judiciously. To this end, he strives to invest in the lives of his students by teaching critical thinking skills and rival conceptions of life. In substance, Glenn believes that grace is that gift and paradox through which the richer reality of God's love is known and made known. By grace we are saved, and by grace we develop into a richer and fuller communion with God and humanity.

B.S., Multnomah Bible College; M.A., Ph.D., Baylor University, Texas. Missionary with African Evangelical Fellowship in Botswana, 1988-1992; instructor in philosophy, McLennan Comm. College, 2002-2004; fellowship at Baylor University, 2003-2005; local church ministry, Halfway, Ore., 1993-1998; 2005

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