Dr. Beyer came to CIU in 1985 to teach Bible. He served as
undergraduate academic dean from 1994 - 2001 and as CIU's dean of
students from 2001 - 2004 prior to assuming his present role on the
Seminary & School of Missions faculty. Dr. Beyer enjoys the
outdoors, as well as spending time with his family. His desire is to
help students however he can to know God better, find His direction and
fully go after it. Indeed, Dr. Beyer's desire to impact the lives of
students is what gets him up in the morning!
Since 1997, Dr. Beyer
has served as Chair of the Associated Schools for Jerusalem University
College, and since 2003, as General Bible/Old Testament Book Review
Editor for the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (JETS).
He has served as faculty advisor to the International Students
Ministries at CIU and regularly takes students to Israel on summer study
tours. His overseas ministry has included teaching at Portantorchas
Bible School in Costa Rica, at the Center for Christian Leadership in
Tirania, Albania, at CIU's branch campus in Korntal, Germany, and Israel
study tours for church groups.
B.A., Colorado State University; M.Div.,
Denver Seminary; Ph.D., Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of
Religion; instructor, Denver Seminary, 1978-80; pastor, Jonahs Run
Baptist Church, Harveysburg, Ohio, 1984-85; undergraduate faculty,
Columbia International University, 1985-94; visiting faculty member,
Denver Seminary, summer 1987; undergraduate academic dean, Columbia
International University, 1994-2001; dean of students, Columbia
International University, 2001 - 2004; Columbia International University
Seminary & School of Missions, since 2004.