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. Select faculty names to view their vitas in PDF format.

Counseling Department Faculty Leadership

 

Assistant Dean for Academics

JAMES SELLS
Assistant Dean for Academics
Counseling Department Chair


Professor (2006)
Associate Professor (2005)
(757) 352.4368
jsells@regent.edu

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

Professional Licensure/Certification: Licensed Psychologist

Biography and Areas of Special Interests

James Sells
 

Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education & Supervision Program

MARK NEWMEYER
Ph.D. CES Program Coordinator

Assistant Professor (2011)
(757) 352.4828
mnewmeyer@regent.edu

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

Professional Licensure/Certification: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervision Status

Biography and Areas of Special Interest


Letter from the PhD Program Coordinator

Mark Newmeyer, Ed.D.
 

Master of Arts in Counseling Program (on campus/online)

SHERRY TODD
MA Counseling Program Director

Assistant Professor (2010)
(757) 352.4842
stodd@regent.edu

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

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

Biography and Areas of Special Interests

Sherry Todd
 

KATHIE ERWIN
MA Counseling Program Associate Coordinator

Assistant Professor (2010)
kerwin@regent.edu

Ed.D. Counseling Psychology, University of Sarasota (now Argosy)
M.A. Counseling, Liberty University
B.A. Political Science, Eckerd College

Professional Licensure/Certification: Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor, National Certified Gerontological Counselor, National Certified Psychologist

Biography and Areas of Special Interests

Kathie Erwin
 

DAVID SAVINSKY
MA Counseling Clinical Coordinator

Assistant Professor (2012)
(757) 352.4853
davisav@regent.edu

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

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

Biography and Areas of Special Interests

David Savinsky
 

Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling Program

AMY (DOMINGUEZ) TROUT
MA HSC Program Director

Associate Professor (2009)
Assistant Professor (2006)
(757) 352.4349
awdominguez@regent.edu

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

Biography and Areas of Special Interests

Letter from the Director

Amy (Dominguez) Trout
 

CACREP Liason

STEPHEN PARKER
Professor (2007)
Associate Professor (1997)
Assistant Professor (1993)
(757) 352.4293
steppar@regent.edu

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

Professional Licensure/Certification: Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Biography and Areas of Special Interests

Stephen Parker
 

Counseling Faculty

KATHY ARVESON
Associate Professor (2008)
Assistant Professor (1999)
(757) 352-4266
katharv@regent.edu

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

Professional Licensure/Certification: Certified Professional Counselor

Biography and Areas of Special Interest

Kathy Arveson
 

LISA COMPTON
Lecturer (2014)
(757) 352-4266
lisacom@regent.edu

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

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

Biography and Areas of Special Interest

Lisa Compton
 

GABRIEL DY-LIACCO
Assistant Professor (2005)
(757) 352.4266
gdyliacco@regent.edu

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

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

Biography and Areas of Special Interests

Gabriel Dy-Liacco

 

HOLLY HARTWIG MOORHEAD
Assistant Professor (2011)
hmoorhead@regent.edu

Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Greensboro
M.S. University of North Carolina at Greensboro
B.A. Florida Southern College

Professional Licensure/Certification: LPC(NC), PCCs(OH), NCC

Biography and Areas of Special Interests

Holly Hartwig Moorhead
 

GEORGE JEFFERSON
Associate Professor (1984)
(757) 352.4264
georjef@regent.edu

Ph.D. Educational Psychology, University of Georgia
M.A. Human Development, University of Chicago
B.A. Psychology, Lewis and Clark College

Professional Licensure/Certification: Licensed Professional Counselor

Biography and Areas of Special Interests

George Jefferson

 

BENJAMIN KEYES
Professor (2008)
Associate Professor (2006)
Director, Center for Trauma Studies (CTS)
Professor
(757) 352.4284
bkeyes@regent.edu

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

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

Biography and Areas of Special Interest

Benjamin Keyes
 

MERRILL REESE
Assistant Professor (2009)
Instructor (2007)
Co-Director, Center for Trauma Studies (CTS)
(757) 352.4733
mreese@regent.edu

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

Biography and Areas of Special Interests

Merrill Reese
 

HELEN I. RUNYAN
Assistant Professor (2014)
757-352-4383
helerun@regent.edu

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

Professional Licensure/Certification: Licensed Professional Counselor,
National Certified Counselor

Biography and Areas of Special Interests

Helen I. Runyan
 

JACQUELINE R. SMITH
Associate Professor (2014)
757-352-4499
jrsmith@regent.edu

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

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

Biography and Areas of Special Interests

Jacqueline R. Smith
 

LEE UNDERWOOD
Professor (2009)
Associate Professor (2008)
Assistant Professor (1999)
(757) 352.4461
leeunde@regent.edu

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

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

Biography and Areas of Special Interests

Lee Underwood
 

CYRUS WILLIAMS
Assistant Professor (2010)
(757) 352.4576
cwilliams2@regent.edu

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

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

Biography and Areas of Special Interest

 

OLYA ZAPOROZHETS
Assistant Professor (2012)
(757) 352.4700
ozaporozhets@regent.edu

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)

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

Biography and Areas of Special Interest

 
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