A Grounded Theory Study: "Psychological Process of Discerning the Vocation to the Catholic Priesthood" was Dr. Hankle's dissertation topic. In addition to his academic credentials, Dr. Hankle has served both as an online and on ground adjunct faculty member since 1991; he also has 12 years of experience as an outpatient therapist and Pastoral minister.
Dr. Hankle is married to Andrea and they have three children, Olivia, Hannah, and Domenic. Originally from Greensburg Pennsylvania which is one hour south east of Pittsburgh, he and his family have made their home in Virginia Beach. Most of Dr. Hankle's free time is spent with his family traveling and enjoying each other's company. He very much enjoys playing his guitar, writing poetry, and reading history and spiritual classics. Dr. Hankle chooses to teach at Regent University because of the unique mission to help develop Christian Leaders. He believes that Christian Leadership is essential in creating a Global community that recognizes the dignity of the human person furthering the message of Jesus Christ in whatever discipline these leaders choose to employ themselves.