Faculty

Bio

Robert F. (“Bob”) McDonnell served as the 71st Governor of Virginia from 2010 through 2014. He is also a retired U.S. Army officer and a former Attorney General and state legislator.


McDonnell plans to establish the Governor’s Center for Restoration of Federalism at Regent, where he teaches as a Distinguished Professor. He earned his law degree and a master’s degree in public policy at Regent in 1989. 


Besides public policy and educational initiatives, McDonnell founded and maintains the McDonnell Group, a firm that focuses on consulting and business development. He rejoined the Virginia Beach law firm Poole Brooke Plumlee as of Counsel. He had practiced law with Poole Brooke Plumlee’s predecessor for 15 years, and his return brings his civil law practice full-circle. 


He also serves on the Foundation Board for Samaritan House and the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce.


McDonnell began his political career in 1991 in the Virginia House of Delegates, where he served for 14 years, representing the 84th District in Virginia Beach. He was elected attorney general in 2005, serving in that role until his election as governor in 2009. He has been elected chairman of both the Republican Attorneys General Association and the Republican Governors Association.

Meet Our Faculty

Elijah K. Agyapong, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

MPA Program

  eagyapong@regent.edu
John Ashcroft, JD

Distinguished Professor of Law and Government

 
Philip C. Bom, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

 
Edwin C. Daley, DPA

Practitioner-in-Residence

MPA Program

  edaley@regent.edu
Charles W. Dunn, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

 
Sam S. Gaston, MPA

Practitioner-in-Residence/Online

MPA Program

  sgaston@regent.edu
Gary E. Roberts, Ph.D.

MPA Director

Professor

MPA Program

757.352.4962 garyrob@regent.edu
Patricia L. West, JD

Distinguished Professor

Associate Dean of Career, Alumni & Student Services

757.352.4040 pwest@regent.edu

Adjunct