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Alan A. Arroyo, B.S.Ed., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Dean & Professor

Secret Kingdom Book CoverDr. Arroyo is among ten professors from Regent University who collaborated on The Secret Kingdom for Educators. This book will help educators tap into the kingdom of God as they go about their day-to-day activities as teachers and leaders in public, private, or home-school settings. Learn more>>


Alan A. Arroyo came to Regent University in 1986 as Director of Academic Services and Assistant Professor of Education. He established the university's distance learning program in his capacity as Dean of Extended Learning. He also established the university's conference and seminar department as the first director of conferences. Dr. Arroyo has served on every steering committee for reaffirmation of accreditation since the first SACS reaffirmation visit in 1989. He was a chief architect for what is now called the Center for Teaching and Learning, Regent's major faculty development arm and has lead the school to national accreditation from the Teacher Educator Accreditation Council (TEAC).

Dr. Arroyo is currently Professor and Dean in the School of Education at Regent University. He served in administrative roles with the School of Education since 1992, 18 of those years as Dean. During that time the school has grown from 100 students to over 900 full-time and part-time students. In addition to partnering with many school divisions, private schools and professional/ministry organizations, Dr. Arroyo has co-directed several projects funded by the United States Department of Education to train educators on how to teach character in public schools. He has co-authored 19 books and articles ranging from dealing with school discipline issues to meeting the needs of students with disabilities. His current research interests are in the areas of leadership, character education, and building resilience in youth. Before coming to Regent University, Dr. Arroyo was a teacher and administrator in Illinois public school systems. He specialized in Special and Alternative Education running programs for hundreds of students with behavior, emotional, and learning issues. Dr. Arroyo currently teaches courses related to Educational Psychology as well as chairs various dissertations. View Dr. Arroyo's vita.

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Regent University School of Education
1000 Regent University Drive, ADM 243
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
757.352.4260, FAX 757.352.4318
alanarr@regent.edu

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