Faculty


At the heart of the School of Divinity is a distinguished faculty and talented staff devoted to glorifying Jesus Christ through their service to you. Our faculty includes both scholars and practitioners—leaders experienced in the understanding of Scripture and its application to effective ministry. As a prospective or current student, you will find our staff ready to assist you with the application process, degree planning or any of the particulars related to graduation. We look forward to serving you.

Administration
Joseph Umidi

Joseph Umidi
Executive Vice President for Student Life
Interim Dean
Professor of Practical Theology
757.352.4401
joseumi@regent.edu

Areas of Teaching:
  • Christian Education
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Church Planting
  • Church Conflict and Intervention

Dale M. Coulter

Dale M. Coulter
Associate Dean of Academics
Associate Professor of Historical Theology
757.352.4183
dcoulter@regent.edu

  • Church History and Early Christian Spirituality
  • Reformation Thought
  • Medieval Theology
  • Twelfth-Century Renewal
 
Faculty
Kimberly Alexander

Kimberly Alexander
Associate Professor of Church History
757.352.4796
kalexander@regent.edu

  • Church History and Renewal
  • Healing in the Christian Tradition
  • Women in Christian and Pentecostal History

Mark J. Cartledge

Mark J. Cartledge
Professor of Practical Theology
757.352.4419
mcartledge@regent.edu

  • Cyber Theology
  • Megachurches in Context
  • Ordinary Theology and Academic Reflection
  • Research Design and Methodology

Diane J. Chandler

Diane J. Chandler
Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation and Leadership
757.352.4417
diancha@regent.edu

  • Spiritual Formation
  • Biblical Discipleship
  • Christian Leadership Development
  • Women in Ministry Leadership

Clifton R. Clarke

Clifton R. Clarke
Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies & World Christianity
757.352.4538
cclarke@regent.edu

  • African Christianity
  • World Christianity
  • Global Missions
  • World Religions
  • African Pentecostalism
  • Global Pentecostalism
  • Intercultural Communication

Mara Crabtree

Mara Crabtree
Associate Professor of Christian Spirituality and Women's Studies
757.352.4421
maracra@regent.edu

  • Spiritual Formation Foundations
  • Leading Spiritual Formation & Renewal
  • Women in Ministry: A Biblical Paradigm
  • Intercession as Ministry
  • Pastoral Care, Counseling & Conflict

Victor H. Cuartas

Victor H. Cuartas
Assistant Professor of Practical Ministry & Global Missions
757.352.4418
victcua@regent.edu

  • Islam and Minorities in the United States
  • Missions & Contemporary Evangelism
  • Pulpit Ministry
  • World Religions & Evangelization Strategies

Melody Detar

Melody Detar
School of Divinity Reference Librarian
757.352.4542
mdetar@regent.edu

 

Bradley J. Embry

Bradley J. Embry
Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
757-352-4972
bembry@regent.edu

  • Hebrew I and II
  • Classical Greek
  • Pentateuch
  • Old Testament History and Literature
  • Biblical Interpretation

James Flynn

James Flynn
Associate Professor of Practical Theology;
Director of Doctor of Ministry Program
757.352.4527
jamefly@regent.edu

  • Church and Ministry
  • Church Growth & Revitalization
  • Christian Leadership
  • Pastoral Theology

Charles R. Fox
Director of Field Education
Adjunct Associate Professor of Church History
charfox@regent.edu


Peter Gräbe

Peter Gräbe
Professor of New Testament
757.352.4408
petrgra@regent.edu

  • Pauline Theology
  • New Testament Greek
  • Renewal Perspective
  • Hermeneutical Philosophy

Antipas L. Harris

Antipas L. Harris
Associate Professor of Practical Ministry;
Director of the Youth and Urban Renewal Center
757.352.4419
aharris@regent.edu

  • Church and Ministry
  • Pastoral Theology
  • Urban Pastoral Leadership
  • Spiritual Formation

Mark A. Jumper

Mark A. Jumper
Assistant Professor
of Theological and Ministerial Studies
757.352.4903
mjumper@regent.edu

  • Practical Ministry
  • Chaplaincy
  • Church History
  • Morals and Ethics
  • Health Care Ethics

Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer
Professor of Philosophy
757.352.4419
mpalmer@regent.edu

  • Contemporary Ethical Problems
  • Ancient Western & Medieval Philosophy
  • Aristotle's Ethics and Politics
  • Contemporary Philosophy

Kevin Spawn

Kevin Spawn
Associate Professor of Old Testament
757.352.4409
kspawn@regent.edu

  • Old Testament Theology
  • Hebrew
  • Postexilic Prophets
  • Biblical Hermeneutics

J. Lyle Story

J. Lyle Story
Professor of Biblical Languages and New Testament
757.352.4402
lylesto@regent.edu

  • Biblical Languages
  • Principles of Bible Study
  • Pauline Theology
  • Parables of Jesus

Vinson Synan

Vinson Synan
Dean Emeritus
757.352.4414
vinssyn@regent.edu

  • Holiness Pentecostal Movement
  • Charismatic Movement Today
  • Pentecostal Holiness Polity

Graham H. Twelftree

Graham H. Twelftree
Charles L. Holman Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity;
Director of Doctor of Philosophy Program
757.352.4729
grahtwe@regent.edu

  • Biblical Hermeneutics
  • The Miraculous and the Biblical Traditions
  • Pauline Theology
  • Advanced Research Methodologies

Wolfgang Vondey

Wolfgang Vondey
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology;
Director of the Center for Renewal Studies
757.352.4967
wvondey@regent.edu

  • Charismatic Renewal Theology
  • Ecclesiology
  • Divine Providence, Free Will & Predestination
  • Pneumatology

Archie Wright

Archie Wright
Associate Professor of Biblical Studies
757.352.4532
awright@regent.edu

  • Biblical Hebrew & Greek
  • Early Judaism and the Origins of Christianity
  • Biblical Hermeneutics
  • Old Testament Theology
 
Faculty Emeritus
Jon Ruthven

Jon Ruthven
Professor of Systematic and Practical Theology, Emeritus
ruthven@regent.edu

  • Charismatic Renewal Theology
  • Church, Kingdom, and Last Things
  • Salvation, the Holy Spirit, and Christian Living
  • Contemporary Theology

Wie Liang Tjiong

Wie Liang Tjiong
Professor of Practical Theology, Emeritus
757.352.4538
wietjio@regent.edu

  • Ministry Project & Research
  • Christian Leadership for Multi-ethnic Society
  • Family Ministry
  • Christian Education
 
Adjunct Faculty

Michael V. Di Fuccia

  • Ph.D. in Theology, University of Nottingham
  • M.A. in Biblical Interpretation and Pre-doctoral Studies, Regent University

Willis Dowling

  • M.Div. Gordon-Conwell
  • D.Min. Trinity International

David M. Edwards

  • B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA

Charles Fox

  • M.A. Christian Doctrine/History
  • Ph.D. Regent University

Bobby Hill

  • M.A. Practical Theology—Regent University
  • Ed.D. Nova South Eastern University

S. David Moore

  • M.A. Pentecostal/Charismatic Studies—Oral Roberts University
  • D.Min. Regent University
  • Ph.D. Regent University

Eric Newberg

  • M.Div. North Point Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D. Regent University

Eric Scalise

  • M.Ed. William and Mary
  • Ed.S. William and Mary
  • Ph.D. Regent University

Dwight Sheets

  • M.Div., Ph.D. Fuller Theological Seminary

Kevin Tyson

  • M.B.A. Florida Atlantic University
  • M.A. Biblical Interpretation, Regent University
  • Ph.D. Durham University, UK

James Wall

  • M.A. Asia Pacific Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D. Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary

Aaron Yom

  • M.Div. Regent University
  • Ph.D. Regent University