Columbia College is honored to have some of the country’s leading experts in a myriad of fields educating our students. Our faculty members are available to provide expert perspective and analysis on a broad array of topics.

Media

We hope this database assists you in your research on trending topics. Each expert listed has media experience and bring a unique perspective and expertise in their fields. If you are looking for something you can’t find here, please let us know and we’ll work to find the right source. Not able to reach an expert listed? Contact Erika Dawkins at edawkins@columbiasc.edu.

Faculty Expert List

Education
  • Advocacy (Dr. Tracy West, Professor of Special Education, Dean of the Division of Education 📧 twest@columbiasc.edu)
  • Conservation and Sustainability (Dr. Jim Lane, Professor of Education, Chair of the Elementary Education Program; Graduate Director of Programs in Education 📧 jlane@columbiasc.edu)
  • Evidence-Based education in Speech Language Pathology (Dr. AnnMarie Knight, Assistant Professor of Speech Language Pathology, Chair of the Speech Language Pathology Program 📧 aknight@columbiasc.edu)
  • Human Impact on Earth’s Resources (Dr. Jim Lane, Professor of Education, Chair of the Elementary Education Program; Graduate Director of Programs in Education 📧 jlane@columbiasc.edu)
  • IEP Facilitation (Dr. Tracy West, Professor of Special Education, Dean of the Division of Education 📧 twest@columbiasc.edu)
  • Secondary Literacy (Dr. Brennan Davis, Assistant Professor or Education, Chair-English Education 📧 bdavis@columbiasc.edu)
  • Literacy Instruction (Ms. Jenny Johansson, Director of Teacher Education 📧 jjohansson@columbiasc.edu)
  • Literacy Methods Across Content Areas (Dr. Brennan Davis, Assistant Professor or Education, Chair-English Education 📧 bdavis@columbiasc.edu)
  • Meeting the needs of Divergent Learners in Schools (Dr. Jim Lane, Professor of Education, Chair of the Elementary Education Program; Graduate Director of Programs in Education 📧 jlane@columbiasc.edu)
  • Potential for Schism in the United Methodist Church over Human Sexuality (Dr. Jim Lane, Professor of Education, Chair of the Elementary Education Program; Graduate Director of Programs in Education 📧 jlane@columbiasc.edu)
  • Restorative Justice (Ms. Karen Beaman, Director of the Masters in Education Administration and Leadership 📧 kbeaman@columbiasc.edu)
  • School Culture/Climate (Ms. Karen Beaman, Director of the Masters in Education Administration and Leadership 📧 kbeaman@columbiasc.edu)
  • Special Education (Ms. Jenny Johansson, Director of Teacher Education 📧 jjohansson@columbiasc.edu)
  • Special Education Law and Procedural Safeguards (Dr. Tracy West, Professor of Special Education, Dean of the Division of Education 📧 twest@columbiasc.edu)
  • Teacher Retention (Ms. Karen Beaman, Director of the Masters in Education Administration and Leadership 📧 kbeaman@columbiasc.edu)
  • Trauma-Informed Education (Ms. Jenny Johansson, Director of Teacher Education 📧 jjohansson@columbiasc.edu)
  • Undergraduate Student Research and Mentoring (Dr. AnnMarie Knight, Assistant Professor of Speech Language Pathology, Chair of the Speech Language Pathology Program 📧 aknight@columbiasc.edu)
  • Writing (Dr. Brennan Davis, Assistant Professor or Education, Chair-English Education 📧 bdavis@columbiasc.edu)
  • Writing Instruction in Secondary Education (Dr. Brennan Davis, Assistant Professor or Education, Chair-English Education 📧 bdavis@columbiasc.edu)
Social Sciences
  • Alzheimer’s Disease (Karen C. Thompson, Dean of Division of Social Sciences and Professor of Psychology. 📧 kthompson@columbiasc.edu)
  • Epilepsy/Seizure Disorders (Karen C. Thompson, Dean of Division of Social Sciences and Professor of Psychology. 📧 kthompson@columbiasc.edu)
  • Pandemic Trauma Issues (Shirley J. Huisman, BSW Program Director/Associate Professor 📧 shuisman@columbiasc.edu)
  • Parkinson’s Disease (Karen C. Thompson, Dean of Division of Social Sciences and Professor of Psychology. 📧 kthompson@columbiasc.edu)
  • Psychology (Karen C. Thompson, Dean of Division of Social Sciences and Professor of Psychology. 📧 kthompson@columbiasc.edu)
  • Research Methods (Karen C. Thompson, Dean of Division of Social Sciences and Professor of Psychology. 📧 kthompson@columbiasc.edu)
  • Trauma Informed Mental Health Care (Shirley J. Huisman, BSW Program Director/Associate Professor 📧 shuisman@columbiasc.edu)