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Richard Nugara, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty


  • Ph.D., Systematic Theology, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • M.S., Divinity, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
  • M.S. Ed., Counseling Duquesne University- Pittsburgh, PA
  • B.A., Sociology, Duquesne University- Pittsburgh, PA

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award, Regent University School of Undergraduate Studies, 2012
  • Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award, Regent University School of Undergraduate Studies, 2011
  • Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award, Regent University School of Undergraduate Studies, 2007

Classes Taught

  • RELS 103: Old Testament Studies
  • RELS 104: New Testament Studies
  • RELS 107: Worldviews
  • RELS 201: Principles of Theology
  • RELS 206: Spiritual Formation
  • RELS 210: Biblical background and Interpretation
  • RELS 240: Studying and Teaching the Bible
  • RELS 250: Mission and Message of Jesus
  • RELS 314: Pauline Literature
  • RELS 316: Acts of the Apostles
  • RELS 318: General Epistles
  • RELS 330: Theological Research and Writing
  • RELS 350: Introduction to Biblical Languages
  • RELS 485: Senior Seminar
  • BIBL 111: Introduction to Christian History and Thought
  • GENE 202: Making of a Christian Leader

Research Interests

Biblical Studies Old and New Testament, Theology, Pneumatology, Greek, Greek New Testament

Teaching Philosophy

I had the privilege of studying under the founding theologians of Regent University's Graduate School of Theology when the department opened in 1983. These instructors taught me many things about the Word of God and Theology. They were mentors and models, yet their impact was not limited to their subject area. It also included every facet of my life, how to walk with God, how to approach His Word, and what it means to be a Christian teacher. They were examples of how to be a servant leader, which is essential in Christian Ministry and can be rare in academia. As I continued on with my education, I had come to realize how well I had been equipped at Regent University, not only for the next phases of my education but also for my life. I wanted to continue to pass on what I had learned and give back to the future students at Regent University so that they, too, could go out and change the world through the power of the Holy Spirit and to the Glory of God. It is only empowered by the Spirit of God that each of us can truly be able to cherish character, challenge culture and serve the world.


I have been a Christian for thirty-six years. I have been blessed by the Lord to be married to my wife, Deborah, who has been a first grade teacher for the last twenty-five years in both Virginia Beach and Fox Chapel, a suburb of Pittsburgh. My wife and I live in a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA where we spend our time serving the Father, enjoying our Christian brothers and sisters along with our nieces and nephews, heartily cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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