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Faculty

Resident Faculty
RPruitt Rhonda Pruitt
Professor of Missionary Care
B.S., Holmes College of the Bible; M.A.C.E., Columbia International University; M.Ed., Regent University Read More...
Ken Rife Ken Rife
Communication/Digital Media Production Professor
A.A., Southwest Virginia Community College; B.A. Radford University; M.A., Regent UniversityRead More...
Andre Rogers Andre Rogers
Professor of Church Ministry
B.A., D.Min., Columbia International University; Th.M., Dallas Theological SeminaryRead More...
Sam Rubinson Sam Rubinson
Professor of Youth Ministry, Family, and Culture
B.S., Valley Forge Christian College; M.A., Columbia International University; D.Min., Eastern Baptist Theological SeminaryRead More...
Shirl Schiffman Shirl Schiffman
Professor of Ministry Studies
Certificate in Biblical Studies, Columbia International University; B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University  Read More...
Brian Simmons Brian Simmons
Ed.D./Ed.S. Program Director, Education Professor
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.Read More...
Ed Smither
Professor of Intercultural Studies
B.A., North Carolina State University; M.A., M.Div.,Liberty University; Ph.D., University of Wales-Trinity Saint David; Ph.D., University of Pretoria Read More...
Philip M. Steyne
Professor Emeritus
B.A., Roosevelt University; M.Div., Northern Baptist Theological Seminary; D.Miss., Fuller School of World MissionsRead More...
Milton V. Uecker
Associate Dean of the College of Education, Director of the Lowrie Center for Christian School Education, Education Professor
B.A., Concordia University Chicago (formerly Concordia Teachers College); M.Ed., University of Texas; Ed.D., University of VirginiaRead More...
Larry R. Wagner
Counseling Professor
B.A., Wheaton College; M.Ed., George Mason University; Ph.D., Texas A&MRead More...
Cathy Warn Cathy Warn
Director of Training and Internship
B.A., Montreat College; M.A., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Read More...
Jim Watson James E. Watson
Coordinator of Ed.D. Research & Dissertations, Education Professor
B.A., Asbury College; M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary; M.C.S., Regent College; M.Ed., Florida Atlantic University; Ph.D., The Ohio State UniversityRead More...
Mark Wenger Mark Wenger
Applied English Program Coordinator
B.A., University of South Carolina; M.A., Columbia International University; additional graduate studies, University of South CarolinaRead More...
Klaus Wetzel
M.S., Math; M.Ed. Secondary Education, University of Frankfurt; M.Th. (equiv.), D.Th., University of MainzRead More...
ZXu Zhiqiu Xu
Professor of Theology
B.A., Renmin University; M.A., Peking University; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Boston UniversityDr. Xu joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry in 2014. He teaches Theology and coordinates the Chinese Seminary Studies program. He is the executive director of the North America Mainland Chinese Mission, the executive director of the International...Read More...
Sandra Young
Division Chair for Liberal Arts Studies, English Professor
B.A., George Fox University; Certificate in Bible, Columbia International University; M.A.T. in English, The Citadel; Ph.D. in English, University of South Carolina; teacher, Charleston County School District, 1999-2001; Faculty member, Columbia College, 2006-2013; Faculty, Columbia International University, 2013 – present.Read More...
Adjunct Faculty
Steve Auld Steve Auld
Adjunct Professor
B.S., Columbia Bible College; M.Ed., Reformed Theological Seminary; additional study, Wilmington College; Ph.D. Candidate, University of South Carolina; teacher, Kannapolis Public School System, Kannapolis, NC. 1976-79Read More...
Corrine Barbian
Psychology Professor
B.S., Chapman University; M.A., California Family Study CenterRead More...
Tom Barbian Thomas Barbian
Adjunct Counseling Professor
B.A., Southern California College; M.S., California Lutheran University; Ph.D., Cambridge Graduate School of PsychologyRead More...
Trish Bates
Adjunct Counseling Professor
B.S., Liberty University, M.A.,  Columbia International University, SC Licensed Professional Counselor Intern.Read More...
Sharon Berry
Adjunct Education Professor
B.S.E., University of Arkansas; M.S., Old Dominion University; Ph.D., Gallaudet UniversityRead More...
Brian L. Bohlman
Adjunct Professor of Chaplaincy
B.S., Liberty University; M.Div., Columbia International University; D.Min., Erskine Theological SeminaryRead More...
Alison Branham
Voice Instructor
B.Mus., Columbia College; M.Mus., University of South Carolina; doctoral candidate, University of South CarolinaRead More...
Gordon Brown
Adjunct Education Professor
B.A., Wheaton College; M.A.T., Rollins College; Ed.D., University of MiamiRead More...
Jim Brown
Psychology Professor
B.A., Belhaven College; M.Div., Covenant Theological Seminary; M.A., Columbia International UniversityRead More...

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