Associate Dean of Faculty and Teaching
Chair, Department of Government, History, and Criminal Justice
Professor of Government
Dr. King has spent more than 25 years in higher education; the majority of them in Christian higher education, where he has taught a variety of institutions (e.g., Oral Roberts University, Regent University, Campbell University, Patrick Henry College, Southeastern University, and Taylor University). He has also held several key nonacademic research, consultant, and directorship positions in both the public and nonprofit sectors, including vice president of research at the Public Interest Institute, educational consultant for Yorktownuniversity.com, and coordinator of the MPA program at Regent (1998-2002).
He is the author/co-author of two books with a third under review by Routledge Press: God and Caesar: The Biblical Keys to Good Government and Community Action (Xulon Press, 2002) and Administration in the Public Interest: Principles, Policies, and Practices (Carolina Academic Press, 2009), and The Public Administration Profession: Policy, Management and Ethics in the Public Interests. In addition, he has published widely in professional political science, public administration, and public policy journals. He has written dozens of professional book reviews, conference papers, policy studies, policy briefs, and newspaper editorials in the areas of Christian faith and politics, religion and politics, administrative ethics, public management, and education reform policy.
Dr. King is a native Iowan. His wife Debbie hails from the panhandle of Idaho. They are beginning the empty nester phase of their lives. They currently reside in Chesapeake, Virginia. They have two children, Michelle and Joshua. Dr. King enjoys participating in church, reading, exercising, and spending time with his family, especially on Friday night at the movies!