T. Ryan Byerly, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biblical Studies and Christian Ministry
Why I Teach at Regent
I enjoy teaching at Regent because of the school's unique mission and identity, my wonderful colleagues, and gifted students. It is a privilege to teach at a university with a mission to which the discipline of philosophy is invited to make valuable contributions. I am honored to share life and work with colleagues who are excellent scholars and kind, Christian people. And it is a joy to walk along side and challenge students who will make a lasting impact on our world for the sake of the gospel. Area of Research and Expertise: Epistemology; Philosophy of Religion.
Dr. Byerly earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Baylor University in 2012 and joined Regent University the following fall. He previously taught courses for Baylor University, McLennan Community College, and Southeastern Bible College; and, he has served the church in Youth Ministry and Parachurch organizations.
Dr. Byerly has published his research in leading international publications and has presented papers in several countries. His research and teaching in epistemology and philosophy of religion has attracted grant funding from a variety of sources. Most recently, he is working on a book project on freedom, foreknowledge, and providence under contract with Bloomsbury Press.
Dr. Byerly has been married to Meghan Byerly since 2009. The Byerly's, together with dog Tilly, reside in Virginia Beach very close to Regent campus. In addition to talking philosophy with students and facutly, Dr. Byerly enjoys sports, cinema, seafood, and catching rays at the beach.