School of Psychology & Counseling

Counseling Faculty

All of our faculty have achieved the highest academic degrees in their field, and have distinguished careers in both academic and professional settings. They are dedicated to serving students with their expertise and experience.

Counseling Faculty Leadership
James N. Sells

JAMES N. SELLS

Asst. Dean for Academics
Counseling Dept. Chair
Professor

757.352.4368
jsells@regent.edu
CV Bio

Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, University of Southern California
M.S.Ed. Counseling, Northern Illinois University
M.A. Educational Ministries, Wheaton College
B.A. Social Science and Secondary Education, Biola University

Licensure/Certification: Licensed Psychologist

Mark D. Newmeyer

MARK D. NEWMEYER

Coordinator, CES Ph.D.
   Program
Assistant Professor

757.352.4828
mnewmeyer@regent.edu
CV Bio

Ed.D. Counselor Education & Supervision, University of Cincinnati
M.Ed. Community Counseling, Kent State University
B.A. History, Malone College

Licensure/Certification: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervision Status

Jacqueline Smith

JACQUELINE SMITH

Clinical Counseling Programs
   Director
Associate Professor

757.352.4499
jrsmith@regent.edu
CV Bio

Ed.D. Counselor Education and Supervision, University of Cincinnati
M.A. Rehabilitation Counseling, University of Cincinnati
B.M.T. Music Therapy, Ohio University

Licensure/Certification: Professional Counselor (PC), Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board; Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Kentucky

Amy W. Trout

AMY W. TROUT

HSC Program Director
Associate Professor

atrout@regent.edu
CV Bio

Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Wheaton College
M.A. Theological Studies, Wheaton College
M.A. Clinical Psychology, Wheaton College
B.A. Psychology, Arizona State University

Kathie T. Erwin

KATHIE T. ERWIN

Associate Professor

kerwin@regent.edu
CV Bio

Licensure/Certification: Licensed Mental Health Counselor (FL), National Certified Counselor, National Certified Gerontological Counselor, Compassion Fatigue Therapist and Certified Health Coach (McDonald Center for Obesity Prevention & Education: College of Nursing, Villanova University).

David M. Savinsky

DAVID M. SAVINSKY

Assistant Professor

757.352.4853
davisav@regent.edu
CV Bio

Ph.D. Counselor Education & Supervision, Regent University
M.A. Community/Clinical Psychology, Norfolk State University
B.A. Psychology & Sociology, Virginia Wesleyan College

Licensure/Certification: Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor

Stephen E. Parker

STEPHEN E. PARKER

Professor

757.352.4293
steppar@regent.edu
CV Bio

Ph.D. Theology and Personality Studies, Emory University
Th.M. New Testament, Princeton Theological Seminary
M.Div. Ministry, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.A. General Psychology, Middle Tennessee State University
B.A. Psychology, University of Tennessee

Licensure/Certification: Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Counseling Faculty
Kathleen R. Arveson

KATHLEEN R. ARVESON

Principal Lecturer

katharv@regent.edu
CV Bio

Ph.D. Pastoral Counseling, Loyola College
M.A. Counseling and College Student Personnel, University of Maryland
B.A. Psychology, University of Maryland

Licensure/Certification: Certified Professional Counselor

Lisa Compton

LISA COMPTON

Lecturer

lisacom@regent.edu
CV Bio

Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision, Regent University
M.S.W. Clinical Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University
B.A. Psychology & Religion, University of Richmond

Licensure/Certification: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)-Virginia, Certified Trauma Specialist (CTS)

Gabriel S. Dy-Liacco

GABRIEL S.
DY-LIACCO

Associate Professor

gdyliacco@regent.edu
CV Bio

Ph.D. Pastoral Counseling, Loyola College
M.S. Pastoral Counseling, Loyola College
A.B. Psychology, Ateneo de Manila University

Licensure/Certification: Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Daniel C. Holland, Ph.D.

DANIEL C. HOLLAND

Instructor

757.352.4264
danihol@regent.edu
CV

M.A. Community Counseling / School Counseling, Regent University
B.A. Psychology and Counseling, Regent University

Benjamin Keyes

BENJAMIN KEYES

Director, Center for Trauma
   Studies
Professor

757.352.4284
bkeyes@regent.edu
CV Bio

Ed.D. Counseling Psychology, University of Sarasota
Ph.D. Rehabilitative Counseling, International College
M.A. Rehabilitative Counseling, University of South Florida
B.A. Psychology, University of South Florida

Licensure/Certification: Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor, National Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Jasmine Knight, Ph.D.

JASMINE KNIGHT

Assistant Professor

757.352.4375
jknight@regent.edu
CV

Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision, Old Dominion University
MS.Ed. Counseling, Old Dominion University
B.S. Psychology, Old Dominion University

David A. Olges

DAVID A. OLGES

Assistant Professor

daviolg@regent.edu
CV

Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision, Regent University
M.B.A. Business Administration, Anderson University
M.A. Counseling, Grace College
B.A. Philosophy (Pre-Law), Indiana University

Merrill Reese

MERRILL REESE

Lecturer

757.352.4733
mreese@regent.edu
CV Bio

Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision, Regent University
M.A. Community Counseling, Regent University
B.S. Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University

Helen Runyan

HELEN RUNYAN

Assistant Professor

757.352.4383
helerun@regent.edu
CV Bio

Ph.D. Counseling, Old Dominion University
M.S. Counseling, Old Dominion University
B.S. Psychology, Regent University

Licensure/Certification: Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Sherry M. Todd

SHERRY M. TODD

Assistant Professor

757.352.4842
stodd@regent.edu
CV Bio

Ph.D. Counselor Education & Supervision, Old Dominion University
M.S. Art Therapy, Eastern Virginia Medical School
B.A. Studio Art, Virginia Wesleyan College

Licensure/Certification: Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Registerd Art Therapist, Certified Trauma Specialist

Lee A. Underwood

LEE A. UNDERWOOD

Professor

leeunde@regent.edu
CV Bio

Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Wright State University
M.A. Counseling and Family Services, Regent University
B.S. Biblical Counseling, Fort Wayne Bible College

Licensure/Certification: Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Professional Clinical Counselor

Cyrus R. Williams, III

CYRUS R.
WILLIAMS, III

Associate Professor

757.352.4576
cwilliams2@regent.edu
CV Bio

Ph.D. Counselor Education, University of Florida
EdS. Higher Education, University of Florida
M.S. Counseling, University of Hartford
B.S. Business Administration, Eastern Connecticut State University

Licensure/Certification: Licensed Mental Health Counselor (FL), National Certified Counselor

Olga Zaporozhets

OLGA ZAPOROZHETS

Assistant Professor

757.352.4700
ozaporozhets@regent.edu
CV Bio

Ph.D. Counselor Education & Supervision, The University of Toledo
M.A. Counseling, Cincinnati Christian University
Specialist Practical Psychology, English Language & Literature, Melitopol State Pedagogical University (Ukraine)

Licensure/Certification: Licensed Professional Counselor (VA), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (OH), Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III (OH), Certified Health Officer in Wood County (OH)

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