Message From The Dean

Regent University’s graduate School of Communication & the Arts (SCA) is for storytellers, whether for news, theatre, film & television, education or digital media. But our vision stretches further. We develop artists, journalists, craftsmen and educators who are just as passionate about exploring and nurturing their core values as they are about honing their talents, sharpening their skill sets and advancing their careers.

As an SCA student, you will be challenged in your craft and encouraged in your Christian faith. Our faculty of scholars and practitioners will prepare you to advance in the workplace with relevance and confidence. I look forward to welcoming you to our school.

The faculty in the School of Communication & the Arts bring innovation and vibrancy to our students’ learning experience. Each has achieved distinguished careers in academic and professional settings, representing the wide array of fields in the areas of communication and the arts. Many continue to work professionally in their respective fields. Among our professors are a Fulbright Senior Specialist, Telly and Emmy Award-winning artists, published scholars and experienced professionals who have worked in major media and entertainment markets in California, Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C. and around the world.

Meet Our Faculty

William J. Brown, Ph.D.

Chair of the Strategic Communication & Journalism Department

Chair of the Doctoral Program in Communication

Professor and Research Fellow

757.352.4216 willbro@regent.edu
David Garcia, M.A.


Director of Technical Operations

757.352.4239 daviga2@regent.edu
Eric Harrell, MFA

Producing Artistic Director

Tidewater Stage Associate Professor

757.352.4211 eharrell@regent.edu
Michael Hill-Kirkland, Ph.D.

Chair of the Theatre Arts Department

Head of the MFA in Acting


757.352.4730 michhil@regent.edu
Mark Paladini, B.A.

Head of the M.A. in Theatre


757.352.4691 mpaladini@regent.edu
Andrew C. Quicke, M.A.

Chair of Film & Television

Director of MFA/M.A. in Cinema-Television


757.352.4226 andrqui@regent.edu


Alexis Akridge, B.A.
Blair Allen, M.A.
Stuart Bennett, M.F.A.
J. Dennis Bounds, Ph.D.
Adam Bova, M.F.A.
Chester Branch
David Brush, M.A.
Alison Bugg
Kara Burk, B.A.
Michael Burnett, M.F.A.
Bethany Cragin-Day, M.F.A.
Jennifer Dornbush
Nelson Fong
Craig Forrest, Ph.D.
David Foster, M.F.A.
Joseph Frost
Michael Graves, Ph.D.
Scott Hayes
Courtney Jackson, M.A.
Stanley Jeter, M.A.
Edward Johnson, Ph.D.
Mark Keuthan, Ph.D.
Richard Klein, M.A.
Andrew Lease, M.F.A.
Leon Leonidoff, B.A.
Rebecca McCoy-Reese, M.A.
Stacey Miller
Robert Millett, M.F.A.
Renee Mitchell, B.M.
Marc Newman, Ph.D.
Macayla Nicolaison, J.D.
Lionello Partible
Markus Pfeiffer, Ph.D.
April Poland, M.F.A.
Cheryl Price, M.A.
Nancy Prodnuk, Ph.D.
Charles Reese, M.F.A.
Michael Salsbury, M.F.A.
Katharine Salsbury
Michael Smith, Ph.D.
Kristie Stahl, M.A.
Michael Stahl, M.A.
Sarah Turney, M.A.
James Ward, Ph.D.
Kathryn Wilson
Gorman Woodfin