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Faculty

The faculty in the School of Communication & the Arts bring innovation and vibrancy to our students' learning experience. Each has achieved distinguished careers in academic and professional settings representing the wide array of fields in the areas of communication and the arts. Many continue to work professionally in their respective fields. Among our professors are: a Fulbright Senior Specialist, Telly and Emmy Award-winning artists, published scholars and experienced professionals who have worked in major media and entertainment markets in California; Chicago; New York; Washington, D.C. and around the world.

Cinema-Television Faculty
Lorene Wales, Ph.D.

Lorene Wales, Ph.D.
Chair of the Cinema-Television Department
Associate Professor
757-352-4209
loredur@regent.edu
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Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Film Production
  • Production Management
  • Race and Gender Issues in Media
Gillette Elvgren, Ph.D.

Gillette Elvgren, Ph.D.
Professor
757-352-4271
gillelv@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Screenwriting
  • Playwrighting
  • Theatre Directing
Sean R. Gaffney

Sean R. Gaffney, MFA
Professional-In-Residence
sgaffney@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Screenwriting
  • Playwriting
  • Television Writing
David Garcia

David Garcia

Director of Technical Operations
Director of the MFA in Producing & Directing

Professional-in-Residence
757-352-4239
daviga2@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Post-production
  • Digital Media Production
  • Aesthetics & Technology
Booker T. Mattison, MFA

Booker T. Mattison, MFA
Assistant Professor
757-352-4014
bmattison@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Directing
  • Screenwriting
  • Film Adaptation
Andrew Quicke, Chair of the Cinema-Television Department

Andrew Quicke
Professor
757-352-4226
andrqui@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Redemptive Cinema
  • Contemporary American Cinema
  • Foreign Cinema

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Strategic Communication & Journalism Faculty
William Brown, Ph.D., Chair

William Brown, Ph.D.
Chair of the Strategic Communication & Journalism Department
Chair of the Doctoral Program in Communication
Professor and Research Fellow
757-352-4216
willbro@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Entertainment-Education
  • Health Communication
  • Media and Social Influence
Benson Fraser, Ph.D.

Benson Fraser, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
757-352-4227
bensfra@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Qualitative Research
  • Communication and Theology
  • Media and Celebrity Influence
John Keeler, Ph.D.

John Keeler, Ph.D.
Professor
757-352-4248
johnkee@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Organizational Communication
  • Public Relations
  • Media and Culture
Mitch Land, Ph.D.

Floyd Mitchell Land, Ph.D.
Dean
Professor
757-352-4200
mland@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Media Ethics
  • International Communication
  • Development Communication
Michael Patrick, Chair

Michael Patrick, Ph.D.
Professional-in-Residence
757-352-4221
michpat@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Audio-video Reporting and Producing
  • Multimedia Writing and Editing
  • Media Management
Markus Pfeiffer, D.Min.

Markus Pfeiffer, Doctor Min.
Professional-in-Residence
757-352-4492
markpfe@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Internet Technologies
  • Journalism and Digital Media
  • Influence of Social Media Networks on Popular Culture and Churches/Ministries

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Theatre Faculty
Michael Hill-Kirkland

Michael Hill-Kirkland, Ph.D.
Chair of the Theatre Arts Department

Head of the MFA in Acting
Professor
757-352-4730
michhil@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Stage Combat (SAFD)
  • Acting: Meisner Approach
  • Directing
Eric Harrell, MFA, Chair

Eric Harrell, MFA
Producing Artistic Director, Tidewater Stage
Associate Professor
757-352-4211
eharrell@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Integrated Voice and Movement
  • Practical Aesthetics
  • Acting in Periods and Styles
Judy Holland-Geary

Judy Holland-Geary, MFA
Artist-in-Residence
757-352-4775
judihol@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Costume Design and Construction
  • Makeup
Mark Paladini

Mark Paladini, CSA
Head of the M.A. in Theatre
Professional-in-Residence
757-352-4691
mpaladini@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Screen Acting
  • Auditioning

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