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.

Film & Television Faculty
Andrew C. Quicke, M.A.

Andrew C. Quicke, M.A.
Department Chair
Professor
757-352-4226
andrqui@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Redemptive Cinema
  • Contemporary American Cinema
  • Foreign Cinema
Sean Gaffney, MFA

Sean Gaffney, MFA
Assistant Professor
sgaffney@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Screenwriting
  • Playwriting
  • Television Writing
David Garcia, M.A.

David Garcia, M.A.

Director of Technical Operations
Professional-in-Residence
757-352-4239
daviga2@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Post-production
  • Digital Media Production
  • Aesthetics & Technology
Andrew Freeman, M.A.

Andrew Freeman, M.A.

Professional-in-Residence
757-352-4209
andrfre@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Film Production
  • Television Production
  • Producing
  • Documentary Film
  • Film History
  • Broadcast History
  • Film and Television Comedy
  • Film Marketing and Promotion
Megan Weaver-Seitz, MFA

Megan Weaver-Seitz, MFA

Assistant Professor
757-352-4561
mweaver@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Film/Television/Stage Directing, Producing, Screenwriting, Editing
  • Casting & Coaching for Screen & Stage (specialization in youth)
  • Youth & Childhood in Cinema
  • Film/Television History & Studies
  • Cinematography Theory & Aesthetics
  • Acting for Screen & Stage
Gil Elvgren, Ph.D.

Gil Elvgren, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
757-352-4271
gillelv@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Screenwriting
  • Playwrighting
  • Theatre Directing
Adjunct Faculty
Stuart Bennett

Stuart Bennett
Adjunct Professor
stuaben@regent.edu


Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Independent Film Production
  • Documentary Films
  • Directing
  • Editing
  • Screenwriting
  • Television Writing
Blair Allen

Blair Allen
Adjunct Professor
ballen@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Production Budgeting and Scheduling
  • New Media
  • Story Development
Dennis Bounds, PhD

Dennis Bounds, Ph.D
Adjunct Professor
dennbou@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Film-Television History
  • International Cinema
  • Television Writing
Adam Bova

Adam Bova, MFA
Adjunct Professor
abova@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Pre-production
  • Directing
  • Online Media
Dr. Chester Branch

Chester Branch, Ph.D
Adjunct Professor
chesbra@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • New Media
  • Storytelling
  • Digital Media Strategy
Kara Lee Burk

Kara Lee Burk
Adjunct Professor
klburkmedia@gmail.com

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Television Writing
  • New Media
  • Screenwriting
Chris Cragin-Day

Chris Cragin-Day, MFA
Adjunct Professor
chriscraginday@gmail.com

 
Kevin Crawford

Kevin Crawford, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor – SCA
Visiting Assistant Professor – CAS
757-352-4254
kevicra@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Screenwriting/Screen Studies
  • Independent Film Production
  • Film Finance
  • Playwriting
  • History and Criticism of CTV
Shun Lee Fong

Shun Lee Fong
Adjunct Professor
contactshunlee@gmail.com

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Entertainment Law & Business
  • Producing
  • Screenwriting
  • Creative Leadership
Courtney Jackson

Courtney Jackson
Adjunct Professor
courja1@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Production Management
  • Scheduling
  • Budgeting
  • Development
Derek Leonidoff

Derek Leonidoff
Adjunct Professor
dleonidoff@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Acting
  • Improvisation
  • Directing
  • Short Film/Industrial/Commercial Writing
  • Producing
  • Creative Development
Robert Millett

Robert Millett, MFA
Adjunct Professor
robemil@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Screenwriting
  • Teleplays
Ryan Pace

Ryan Pace, MFA
Adjunct Professor
ryanpac@regent.edu


Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Multi-Camera Broadcast TV
  • Documentary Filmmaking
  • Directing
Leo Partible

Leo Partible
Adjunct Professor
lpartible@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Screenwriting
  • New Media
  • Graphic Novels
Cheryl McKay Price

Cheryl McKay Price
Adjunct Professor
cmckayprice@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Screenwriting
  • Novels
Kristie J. Stahl

Kristie J. Stahl
Adjunct Professor
kstahl@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Producing
  • Production Management
  • Scheduling 
  • Budgeting
  • First A.D
Michael Stahl

Michael Stahl
Adjunct Professor
michael.k.stahl@verizon.net

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Directing
  • Cinematography

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

William J. Brown, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Research Fellow
Professor
757-352-4216
willbro@regent.edu

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

Benson P. 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 D. Keeler, Ph.D.

John D. 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.

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

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Media Ethics
  • International Communication
  • Development Communication
Stephen D. Perry, Ph.D.

Stephen D. Perry, Ph.D.
Associate Dean
Professor
757-352-4203
sperry@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Broadcast history
  • Media Effects on Public Opinion
  • News and Warning Dissemination
  • Academic Publishing
Adjunct Faculty
Bruce Swaffield

Terilyn J. Goins, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
tgoins@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Gender communication
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Communication ethics
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Communication theory
  • Communication research
Michael Graves

Michael Graves, Ph.D
Adjunct Professor
micgrav@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Rhetorical Criticism
  • Quaker Impromptu Preaching
Bruce Swaffield

David Hurtado, Ph.D
Adjunct Professor
davihur@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Strategic transmedia storytelling
  • Transformational media / entertainment-education / Media and social change
  • Audience engagement
  • Media management
  • Television and New Media production
Stan Jeter

Stan Jeter
Adjunct Professor
sjeter@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • TV News production, field and studio
  • TV news administration
  • Documentary production
  • News writing
  • International media production, strategies and alliances
Bruce Swaffield

Edward Johnson, Ph.D
Adjunct Professor
eajohnson@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Advertising
  • Retail Marketing
Bruce Swaffield

Delceno Miles
Adjunct Professor
delcmil@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Public Relations
  • Special Events
  • Multicultural Marketing
  • Community Outreach
  • Media Relations
Bruce Swaffield

Macayla M. Nicolaison
Adjunct Professor
macanic@regent.edu

 
Markus Pfeiffer

Markus Pfeiffer, D.Min.
Adjunct Professor
markpfe@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Internet Technologies
  • Mobile Applications
  • Journalism and Digital Media (Strategic Communication)
  • Influence of Social Media Networks on Popular Culture, Business, Education and Churches/Ministries
Jason Rodriguez

Jason Rodriguez, MFA
Adjunct Professor
jasorod@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Post-production workflows
  • Software Development
  • Game Development
  • Computer Graphics
Michael Ray Smith, Ph.D.

Michael Ray Smith, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
drsmith@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Christianity and the press
  • Handwritten newspapers
  • Journalism history
Bruce Swaffield

Bruce Swaffield, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
brucswa@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • News and Feature Writing
  • Literary Criticism
  • Global Media
Sarah Turney

Sarah Turney
Adjunct Professor
saracro@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Writing/Editing
  • Online Content Production
  • Social Media
  • Photography
James Ward

James Ward
Adjunct Professor
jamewar@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Leadership
  • Innovation and creativity in teams
  • Cultures impact on teams and organizations
  • Organizational change

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Theatre Faculty
Michael Hill-Kirkland

Michael Hill-Kirkland, Ph.D.
Department Chair

Professor
757-352-4730
michhil@regent.edu

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

Eric Harrell, MFA
Associate Professor
757-352-4211
eharrell@regent.edu

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

Judith Holland, MFA
Instructor/Artist-in-Residence
757-352-4775
judihol@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Costume Design and Construction
  • Makeup
Mark T. Paladini, B.A.

Mark T. Paladini, B.A.
Professional-in-Residence
757-352-4691
mpaladini@regent.edu

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

Marianne Savell, MFA
Assistant Professor
757-352-4410
msavell@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Shakespeare
David E. Shuhy, Ph.D.

David E. Shuhy, Ph.D.
Professional-in-Residence
757-352-4238
dshuhy@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Scene Design
  • Lighting Design
  • 3D Modeling
  • Text Analysis
  • Performance Theory
  • Theatre History
Adjunct Faculty
Andrew Lease

David Brush
Adjunct Professor
davibru@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Dramaturgy
  • Musical Theatre
Mike Burnett

Mike Burnett, MFA
Adjunct Professor
mburnett@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Theatre Design
  • Theatre History
  • Theatre Aesthetics
  • The Intersection of Faith & the Arts
  • Production Management
Andrew Lease

Andrew Lease, MFA
Adjunct Professor
andrlea@mail.regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Musical Theatre History
Derek Leonidoff

Derek Leonidoff
Adjunct Professor
dleonidoff@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Acting
  • Improvisation
  • Directing
  • Short Film/Industrial/Commercial Writing
  • Producing
  • Creative Development
Rebecca McCoy-Reese

Rebecca McCoy-Reese
Adjunct Professor
rebemcc@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Acting
  • Technical Theatre
  • Drama in Ministry
  • Performance Studies
Kay Lynn Perry

Kay Lynn Perry, MFA
Adjunct Professor
kperry@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Directing
  • Theatre Management & Promotions
  • Drama in Ministry
Renée Perry Mitchell

Renée Perry Mitchell
Adjunct Professor
rmitchell@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Voice
  • Musical Theatre
  • Choreography
April Poland

April Poland, MFA
Adjunct Professor
apoland@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Acting
  • Voice
  • Shakespeare
Charles Reese

Charles Reese, MFA
Adjunct Professor
creese@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Directing
  • Script analysis
  • Theatre history
  • Semiotics
  • Performance theory
Mike Salsbury

Kate Salsbury, MFA
Adjunct Professor
kathsal@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Theatre Pedagogy
  • Voice and Speech
  • Musical Theatre
Mike Salsbury

Mike Salsbury, MFA
Adjunct Professor
michsal@regent.edu

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Musical Theatre
  • Stage Makeup
  • Intersection of Christian thought and theatre
Kathi-Lee Wilson

Kathi-Lee Wilson
Adjunct Professor
kathileewilson@gmail.com

Field(s) of Expertise:
  • Vocal Technique
  • Vocal Coaching
  • Musical Direction