One of Regent University’s distinctive characteristics is the camaraderie that occurs among faculty, staff, and students in pursuit of scholarship and Christian community. On May 17, the University Library hosted their second biannual spotlight on faculty scholarship in the Library Gallery.
“We are blessed to have so many distinguished faculty, and today we want to honor 62 faculty authors and the addition of their 85 unique publications to the Regent Library Catalog,” Librarian Dorothy Hargett said.
Among these honored authors were Dr. Glenn Koonce and Dr. Herman Clark from the School of Education, Dr. Kathleen Patterson and Dr. Bruce Winston from the School of Business & Leadership and Professor James Duane from the School of Law. Each shared an overview of their published works and their gratefulness to the Regent faculty community for their support.
Koonce and Clark talked about Enhancing Teacher Performance, a collaborative work to be an effective handbook for education leadership. “Principles are important, and that is the reason for writing this book – to give a practically and relationally oriented toolbox to school principals and teachers,” said Koonce.
The book highlights school leader relationships and possible issues, classroom troubleshooting, characteristics of exceptional school leaders and more. However, “this is not another formatted program for the classroom, but rather a simplified book that will provide everyday tools for teachers and principals to enhance their educational effectiveness and student achievement,” Clark remarked.
Winston shared on behalf of all of the collaborative graduates and his co-author, Patterson, on their work, Ethics: The Old Testament, The New Testament, and Contemporary Application, which highlights biblical figures and their personal ethics as seen in scripture. “My hope is that this book teaches that ethics does not mean follow steps A, B and C, then you’re set, but rather ethics are values we attain and maintain for our lives,” said Winston. This book is primarily geared toward undergraduate students, individuals, and small groups seeking to learn about applying ethics to life and discuss the topics within.
Duane had the opportunity to share some highlights and stories from his book, You Have the Right to Remain Innocent, which was written and published following his classroom lecture, “Do Not Talk to the Police,” that went viral on YouTube, and now has over 2 million views. Duane was a humorous speaker, bringing laughter to the room, but he emphasized his purpose in writing and speaking about this book: “The Lord is not pleased with those who falsely accuse the innocent by ways of deceit, and I think light needs to be shed on this subject. Young and innocent people are getting falsely convicted and imprisoned more than we know, and I think it should be talked about.”
The event ended in prayer, authors’ autographing their books, and a luncheon to celebrate this wonderful academic achievement from the Regent University faculty.