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Faculty and Deans

Distinguished Faculty Deans Additional Outstanding Faculty

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.

Distinguished Faculty

John AshcroftGeneral John Ashcroft, Government & Law Opens a new browser window
JD 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 Admiral Vern Clark, Government and Business & Leadership Opens a new browser window
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 Gary Collins, Psychology & Counseling Opens a new browser window
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."

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Don Finn, Dean, School of Education Opens a new browser window
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
M.S.Ed., Radford University
B.S.Ed., Radford University

Sara Baron, University Library Opens a new browser window
Ed.D., University of Massachusetts
M.S., University of North Texas
M.A., Southwest Texas State University
B.A., Southwest Texas State University

Doris Gomez, Dean, Business & Leadership Opens a new browser window
Ph.D., Regent University
MBA, Vienna University of Economics & Business Administration, Austria

William Hathaway, School of Psychology & Counseling Opens a new browser window
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

Michael V. Hernandez, School of Law Opens a new browser window
JD, University of Virginia School of Law
B.A., University of Virginia

Mitch Land, School of Communication & the Arts Opens a new browser window
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 Opens a new browser window
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
M.A., University of Cincinnati
B.A., Cedarville University

Eric Patterson, Robertson School of Government Opens a new browser window
Ph.D., University of California
MSc, University of Wales
B.A., Evangel University
B.Ed., Evangel University

Joseph Umidi, Interim Dean, School of Divinity Opens a new browser window
D.Min., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
M.Div., Acadia Divinity College
B.A., Kalamazoo College

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Additional Outstanding Faculty

School of Business & Leadership

School of Communication & the Arts

School of Divinity

School of Education

School of Government

School of Law

School of Psychology & Counseling

College of Arts & Sciences

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