Faculty and Deans
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Regent University's faculty and deans are nationally and internationally noted political authorities, scholars, theologians, historians, authors and business executives. More importantly, they are leaders who bring their collective professional experience and extraordinary academic credentials together with a passion to develop tomorrow's leaders.
General John Ashcroft, Government & Law
J.D. University of Chicago
B.A. Yale University
Following a three-decade career of public service that included four years as attorney general of the United States, six years in the U.S. Senate and eight years as governor of Missouri, John Ashcroft joined Regent in 2005, giving students the rare privilege of being mentored by a leader known for confronting tough issues in law and government.
"It's an honor for me to have an opportunity to again devote my life in some measure to education and to young people and students. There is no more noble pursuit than that of investing in the future."
Admiral Vern Clark, Government and Business & Leadership
MBA University of Arkansas
BBA Evangel University
Commission Received from Officer Candidate School, 1968
Regent students are privileged to learn from one of the world's most respected leaders. Admiral Clark retired from the Navy in 2005, having made his mark on more than just that military branch, but also on his nation. The former Chief of Naval Operations directed the Joint Staff's Crisis Action Team for Desert Shield and Desert Storm and is considered a visionary with a bold, purposeful approach to leadership. Clark attributes his success to investing in human capital.
"You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give. I'm both thrilled and honored to be able to invest in the lives of Regent students."
Gary Collins, Psychology & Counseling
Ph.D. Purdue University
M.A. University of Toronto
B.A. McMaster University
Dr. Collins is cofounder of American Association of Christian Counseling (AACC), the largest Christian counseling association in the world, and founding editor of Christian Counseling Today magazine. Known as the father of Christian counseling, Dr. Collins is in popular demand as a prolific author and speaker. As a distinguished visiting professor, he will be teaching Regent's doctoral students and advising Psychology & Counseling faculty in increasing the school's leadership presence.
"Forward movement requires more than good management. Growth and progress come from vision. Learn all you can about leadership, humbly submit yourself to God's guidance, and surround yourself with godly men and women who can help move your vision forward."
Charles Dunn, Robertson School of Government
Ph.D. Florida State University
M.S. Florida State University
B.S. Illinois State University
This former Regent University dean was appointed by President Ronald Reagan and reappointed by President George W. Bush to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, on which he served four times as chairman and lectured throughout the world. A prolific author and expert on presidential and congressional leadership, he is a featured political analyst and commentator for national news media. Before joining Regent, Dr. Dunn served as dean of Grove City College and taught at Clemson University, the University of Illinois-Urbana and Florida State University.
"Robertson School of Government has strategic alliances with key politically conservative organizations that need leaders. They seek our graduates because they know that Regent provides an exceptional academic foundation designed to enhance leadership traits. It's a real privilege to help our students obtain internships and job placement in the highest echelons of government and public service."
David Gyertson, Business & Leadership
Ph.D. Michigan State University
B.A. Spring Arbor College
This former Regent University president returned to Regent in 2005 having also served as president of Taylor University and Asbury College. Gyertson has hosted a nationally syndicated religious news program, sits on numerous executive boards and is a highly sought after business and ministry consultant.
"This role allows me to be laser focused. I see this as an opportunity to contribute to the development of the next generation of Christian leaders ... to ensure that our students leave with a master plan for life."
W. George Selig, Educational Leadership
Ed.D. University of Massachusetts
M.A. Central Washington State College
B.A. Central Washington State College
Dr. Selig came to Regent in 1980 as a founding professor of special education. He has helped launch the distance-learning program and expand the number and types of degrees offered. Dr. Selig is a leader in the development of the regulations for special education both at the state and federal level. He has written extensively in parenting, relationships and individual differences.
"What advice would I give to aspiring leaders? Learn to love - no matter who people are or what their title or station is in life."
Graham Twelftree, Divinity
Ph.D. University of Nottingham
M.A. University of Oxford
B.A. University of Adelaide
A seasoned researcher and author, Dr. Twelftree has some one hundred books, articles and reviews to his credit. He has served on several boards, including the Institute for Biblical Research and Journal for the Study of Historical Jesus and is a member of the prestigious Tyndale Fellowship, Cambridge, UK. Twelftree is also a part of the Third Quest for the Historical Jesus movement, a scholarly attempt to discover the true identity and message of Jesus. He serves as director of the Doctor of Philosophy in Renewal Studies program in the School of Divinity.
"I'm excited about the Renewal Studies Ph.D. program because of the opportunity it presents to develop new scholars and teachers whose hearts and minds are fully integrated."
Mark Yarhouse, Psychology & Counseling
Psy.D. Wheaton College
M.A. Wheaton College
B.A. Calvin College
Dr. Yarhouse, licensed clinical psychologist and Regent professor since 1998, is appointee to the Dr. Rosemarie Scotti Hughes Endowed Chair for Christian Thought in Mental Health Practice. He is also founder of Regent's Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity (www.sexualidentityinstitute.org). Dr. Yarhouse has served on many boards and councils, including his role as senior fellow for research on sexual identity with the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities and previously the Marriage Law Project with the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC.
"I try to call students to be good stewards of the many resources they have been given, to teach them to be advocates for those who are marginalized, and to see what they do in the context of God's redemptive plan."
Sara Baron, University Library
Ed.D., University of Massachusetts
M.S., University of North Texas
M.A., Southwest Texas State University
B.A., Southwest Texas State University
Jeff Brauch, School of Law
J.D., University of Chicago
B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison
Gail Derrick, Interim Dean, School of Education
Ed.D., The George Washington University
M.A., The George Washington University
B.A., Virginia Wesleyan College
William Hathaway, School of Psychology & Counseling
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Bowling Green State University
M.A., Clinical Psychology, Bowling Green State University
M.A., Philosophy, Bowling Green State University
B.A., Psychology, Taylor University
Mitch Land, School of Communication & the Arts
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
M.A., University of North Texas
M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A., Midwestern State University
Gerson Moreno-Riano, College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
M.A., University of Cincinnati
B.A., Cedarville University
Eric Patterson, Robertson School of Government
Ph.D., University of California
MSc, University of Wales
B.A., Evangel University
B.Ed., Evangel University
Bruce Winston, Business & Leadership
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
MBA, Regent University
M.A., Regent University
B.S., Rochester Institute of Technology
B.A., University of Alaska
Amos Yong, School of Divinity
Ph.D., Boston University
M.A., Portland State University
M.A., Western Evangelical Seminary
B.A., Bethany College