Faculty

Thomas Barbian Thomas Barbian
Adjunct Counseling Professor
B.A., Southern California College; M.S., California Lutheran University; Ph.D., Cambridge Graduate School of PsychologyRead More...
Dr. Brian Bohlman Brian Bohlman
Adjunct Professor
Chaplain, Lt Col Brian Bohlman is an author, adjunct seminary instructor, behavioral healthcare chaplain, and has served in the U.S. Air Force Chaplain Corps since 1992. Among his numerous military and civilian awards, he was named the Chaplain of the Year in the Air National Guard in 2013.In 2002, his family founded Operation Thank You.org as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which...Read More...
David Cashin, professor of Intercultural Studies at CIU David G. Cashin
Professor of Intercultural Studies
B.A., Gordon College; M.A., Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh; M.A., Ph.D., Stockholm University, SwedenRead More...
David Croteau, Professor of New Testament & Greek at CIU David A. Croteau
Professor of New Testament & Greek
B.A., California State University, Fresno; M.Div, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary; Th.M., Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological SeminaryRead More...
Photo of Brian Gault, Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at CIU Brian P. Gault
Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew
B.A., Cedarville University; M.Th., Dallas Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of ReligionRead More...
Photo of Karen Grant, CIU Professor of Youth Ministry, Family & Culture Karen Grant
Professor of Youth Ministry, Family and Culture
B.A., California State University, Chico; M.A., California State University, Stanislaus; M.A., Moody Bible Institute; Bible Certificate, D.Min., Columbia International UniversityDr. Karen Grant joined the CIU faculty in 2001 and continues to teach Youth Ministry, Family, and Culture courses in the Seminary & School of Ministry. Before coming to Columbia, she served as senior high women...Read More...
Donald L. Hamilton Donald L. Hamilton
Emeritus Professor of Homiletics
B.A., Malone College; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; D.Min., Bethel Theological SeminaryRead More...
Photo of John Harvey, Dean of the Seminary & School of Ministry John D. Harvey
Dean of the Seminary & School of Ministry
B.A., Syracuse University; M.Div., Columbia International University; Th.D., Wycliffe College Read More...
A photo of L. Igou Hodges L. Igou Hodges
Professor of Systematic Theology
B.A., Columbia International University; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of EdinburghDr. Hodges joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry in 1978 and has taught Systematic Theology from that date until the present. Before coming to Columbia, he taught at Toccoa Falls College from 1975 until 1978...Read More...
A photo of Don Howell, professor of New Testament and Greek. Don N. Howell, Jr.
Professor of New Testament and Greek
B.I.E., Georgia Institute of Technology; Th.M., Th.D., Dallas Theological SeminaryRead More...
Christopher Jero
B.M., University of Northern Iowa; M.A., Columbia International University; M.Phil., Ph.D., Hebrew Union CollegeRead More...
Steven A. Johnson
Assistant Professor of Ministry Care
B.A., Indiana University (chemistry & psychology); M.S., Indiana University (philosophy); M.A., Christian Theological Seminary (marriage & family therapy); Ph.D., Indiana University (philosophy); ScD, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania (evidence-based psychotherapy)Read More...
A photo of Roy King, adjunct professor of Ministry Studies at CIU. Roy King
Adjunct Professor of Ministry Studies
B.S., East Tennessee State University; M.A., Columbia International University; D.Min, Fuller Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Oxford Graduate School Read More...
A photo of Markus Klausi, CIU professor of New Testament & Greek. Markus Klausli
Professor of New Testament & Greek
B.A., Seattle Pacific University; M.Div., Columbia International University; S.T.M., Ph.D., Dallas Theological SeminaryRead More...
A photo of Michael Langston, professor of Chaplain Ministries at CIU. Michael W. Langston
Professor of Chaplain Ministries
B.S., University of Louisiana; M.A., The Naval War College; M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; D. Min., Bethel Theological Seminary Read More...
Alex Luc Alex T. Luc
Professor Emeritus of Old Testament and Hebrew
B.A., Trinity College; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; B.Th., Theological College of Vietnam; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – Madison Read More...
Photo of Dr. Allan McKechnie, CIU professor Allan D. McKechnie
Professor of Ministry Care
B.B.E., Columbia International University; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; D.Min., Bethel SeminaryRead More...
Johnny V. Miller
Emeritus Professor of Bible and New Testament
B.A. Arizona State University; Th.M., Th.D. Dallas Theological SeminaryRead More...
Photo of Benjamin Noonan, CIU professor Benjamin Noonan
Professor of Old Testament & Hebrew
B.S., M.A., Wheaton College; M.Phil., Ph.D.. Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of ReligionRead More...
A photo of David Olshine, professor of Youth Ministry, Family, and Culture at CIU. David Olshine
Professor of Youth Ministry, Family, and Culture
B.G.S., Ohio University; M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary; D.Min., The Eastern Baptist Seminary Read More...
A photo of Rhonda Pruitt, a professor at CIU. 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...
Melina Rabon
Professor of Church Ministry
B.A., Columbia International University; M.A., Columbia International University: currently pursuing a DEdMin., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MORead More...
Andre Rogers, Professor of Church Ministry at CIU Andre Rogers
Professor of Church Ministry
B.A., D.Min., Columbia International University; Th.M., Dallas Theological SeminaryRead More...
Sam Rubinson, CIU professor 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...
Lisa SinclairRead More...
Alexander Stewart
Adjunct Professor
B.A., Columbia International University; M.Div. Columbia International University; Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Read More...
Zhiqiu Xu Zhiqiu Xu
Professor of Theology
B.A., Renmin University; M.A., Peking University; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Boston UniversityRead More...