Faculty

Corné J. Bekker, D.Litt et Phil

Dean

Professor

Department Chair, Biblical Studies and Christian Ministry, General Education

Message From The Dean

If I could have a one-on-one conversation with you, I would want to know the narrative of your calling and the dream that God has put in you for His kingdom advancement. Only then would I ask you how you think our school can help bring that to pass for you and through you. We believe that you are fearfully and wonderfully made according to Psalm 139. That requires us to know your design, desires, dreams and sense of destiny in order to serve you well.

I know for certain that our faculty care about you as much as they educate you. Their success is your success. As a multi-denominational divinity school, we stand apart from other seminaries because of the strength and diversity of our distinguished faculty and students who come from many church families and traditions.

Our curriculum is biblically based, Christ-centered and prioritizes the renewing work of the Holy Spirit. We have forged new paths in providing accredited nontraditional ministry education program formats that allow our students to pursue their degree while remaining in their ministry context. Our graduates are at work passionately around the world ministering in churches, the marketplace, the public square and other domains.

The Regent University School of Divinity will prepare you for a multi-ethnic, multicultural and multigenerational ministry. Here, you will experience academic excellence that reflects the mind of Christ, and enjoy learning best practices to help you serve with the heart of the Father.

Corné J. Bekker, D.Litt et Phil

Dean

Professor

Department Chair, Biblical Studies and Christian Ministry, General Education

At the heart of the School of Divinity is a distinguished faculty and talented staff devoted to glorifying Jesus Christ through their service to you. Our faculty includes both scholars and practitioners — leaders experienced in the understanding of Scripture and its application to effective ministry. As a prospective or current student, you will find our staff ready to assist you with the application process, degree planning or any of the particulars related to graduation. We look forward to serving you.

Meet Our Faculty

Jeffrey Anderson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology

  jeffan2@regent.edu
Larry K. Asplund, D.Min.

Instructor, Practical Theology & Internship

  lasplund@regent.edu
Patrick J. Bopp, D.Min.

Instructor, Practical Theology

  patrbop@regent.edu
Dana J. Cavallaro, D.Min.

Instructor, Practical Theology & Formation

  danacav@regent.edu
Diane J. Chandler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Christian Formation and Leadership

757.352.4417 diancha@regent.edu
Dale M. Coulter, D.Phil.

Associate Professor of Historical Theology

757.352.4183 dcoulter@regent.edu
Mara Lief Crabtree, D.Min.

Associate Professor of Christian Spirituality & Women's Studies

757.352.4421 maracra@regent.edu
Bradley J. Embry, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament

757-352-4972 bembry@regent.edu
James Flynn, D.Min.

Associate Dean of Operations & Teaching

Associate Professor of Practical Theology

757.352.4527 jamefly@regent.edu
Daniel Gilbert, Ph.D.

Director of Master’s Programs

Assistant Professor

  danigil@regent.edu
Mark A. Jumper, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theological and Ministerial Studies

757.352.4903 mjumper@regent.edu
Alemayehu Mekonnen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Missions

  amekonnen@regent.edu
Julie Reams, D.Min.

Instructor, Practical Theology & Formation

  julirea@regent.edu
Uwe C. Scharf, Ph.D.

Instructor, Biblical Studies and Theology

  uscharf@regent.edu
Kevin Spawn, D.Phil.

Associate Professor of Old Testament

757.352.4409 kspawn@regent.edu
J. Lyle Story, Ph.D.

Professor of Biblical Languages and New Testament

757.352.4402 lylesto@regent.edu
Joseph Umidi, D.Min.

Executive Vice President for Student Life

Professor of Practical Theology

757.352.4401 joseumi@regent.edu
Archie T. Wright, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

757.352.4532 awright@regent.edu

Adjunct

Antoinette Alvarado, Ph.D.
Johnathan Alvarado, Ph.D.
Miguel Alvarez, Ph.D.
Eugene Austin, D.Min.
Lewis Brogdon, Ph.D.
Ewen Butler, Ph.D.
Robert Carpenter, D.Min.
Kristina Chalfin, Ph.D.
Elmer Chen, Ph.D.
John Dooley, D.Min.
Willis Dowling, Ph.D.
Charles Fox, Ph.D.
Dan Goff, D.Min.
Susan Hares, Ph.D., (A.B.D.)
Antipas Harris, D.Min.
Donald Hartley, Ph.D.
Robert Hill, Ph.D.
Ray Houk, D.Min.
Jeff Jibben, D.Min.
Mwambazambi Kalemba, Ph.D.
Benjamin Laird, Ph.D.
William Langford, D.Min.
Robert Mack, Ph.D.
Lee Martin, Ph.D.
Patricia Mercier, Ph.D.
Lisa Millen
Seth Moore, Ph.D.
Eric Newberg, Ph.D.
Adam Nigh, Ph.D.
Louis Oliverio, Ph.D.
Jeremy Perigo, Ph.D.
John Plake, Ph.D.
Steven Pounds, Ph.D.
Daniel Rollins, D.Min.
Eric Scalise, Ph.D.
Dwight Sheets, Ph.D.
Roger Starner, Ph.D.
Carl Sweatman, Ph.D.
Daniel Tomberlin, Ph.D.
Graham Twelftree, Ph.D.
William Victor, Ph.D.
Wolfgang Vondey, Ph.D.
Brandon Walker, Ph.D.
James Wall, D.Min.
Steven Ware, Ph.D.
Robert Webster, Ph.D.
Sara Wells, Ph.D.
Mark Wilson, Ph.D.