Honoring Faculty: Redmer, Duane and Koonce Presented with 2017 Award for Excellence.

Dr. Timothy Redmer.

On Tuesday, April 18, Regent University’s executive vice president for academic affairs and College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) dean, Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riaño presented the 2017 Faculty Excellence Awards during the spring all-staff meeting.

Regent School of Business & Leadership (SBL) professor Dr. Timothy Redmer was recognized for excellence in the area of teaching.

“He embraces the mission and vision of the university,” said Moreno-Riaño. “His former and current students speak of him with great admiration and love.”

In the area of scholarship, School of Law (LAW) professor James Duane was recognized for his book, You Have the Right to Remain Innocent, following the viral success of his “Don’t Talk to the Police” lecture.

“Three of his recent articles published with much acclaim; one has been downloaded 950 times by law scholars around the country,” said Moreno-Riaño. “Another was published on solicitation by the Stanford Journal of Criminal Law and Policy and yet another has been responded to by six justices of the Supreme Court in personal letters.”

School of Education (SOE) associate professor Dr. Glenn Koonce was awarded in the area of service.

“He leads the university and school with the heart and mind of Christ,” said Moreno-Riaño.

Koonce was recognized for his instrumental work in the recertification of his school’s various licensure programs, and for serving as a mentor among his SOE peers.

Moreno-Riaño also announced motions for tenure and promotion:

College of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Joseph Bucci has been promoted to the rank of associate professor and awarded initial tenure; Dr. Young Choi has been promoted to the rank of professor.

School of Business and Leadership

Dr. Kathleen Patterson has been awarded continued tenure.

School of Communication and the Arts

Dr. Michael Hill-Kirkland has been awarded continued tenure; Dr. Stephen Perry has been awarded continued tenure.

School of Divinity

Dr. Kim Alexander has been awarded initial tenure; Dr. Diane Chandler has been awarded continued tenure; Dr. Kevin Spawn has been awarded continued tenure.

School of Education

Dr. Paul Carr has been awarded continued tenure; Dr. M. Gail Derrick has been awarded continued tenure; Dr. Michael Ponton has been awarded continued tenure.

Robertson School of Government

Dr. Gary Roberts has been awarded continued tenure.

School of Law

Professor L.O. Natt Gantt has been awarded continued tenure.

School of Psychology and Counseling

Dr. Carissa Dwiwardani has been awarded initial tenure; Dr. Mark Newmeyer has been promoted to the rank of associate professor and awarded initial tenure; Dr. Judith Johnson has been awarded continued tenure; Dr. Jacqueline Smith has been awarded continued tenure; Dr. Amy Trout has been awarded continued tenure.

University Library

Affiliate Librarian Melody Detar has been promoted to the rank of Assistant Librarian.