Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
“The Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs is responsible for the institution-wide general direction of the instruction, research and outreach activities of the university, and is the senior member of the Cabinet. This office assists the executive leadership team in ensuring that all of our programs are characterized by the highest quality possible, giving students the most value for their educational investment and full support to achieve their career and personal goals. We are also committed to providing a robust faith-learning integration for all academic programs, one that transforms how our students not only think but also how they live and lead in the world.”
Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riaño
Moreno-Riaño joined the Regent faculty in 2006. He has had a distinguished scholarly career including serving as a fellow in the Lehrman American Studies Center, an academic fellow in the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a fellow in the Center for the Study of Democratic Citizenship at the University of Cincinnati, and a visiting professor in the Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University (Budapest). In 2008, Moreno-Riaño was invited to inaugurate the Iwata Distinguished Lectures in Politics, Economics, and Christian Ethics at Biola University with five endowed lectures.
Moreno-Riaño's publications include five authored/edited books as well as numerous chapters and journal articles in peer-reviewed books and academic journals. His latest publications include the edited, "The World of Marsilius of Padua" (Brepols, 2007) and the coauthored, "The Prospect of Internet Democracy" (Ashgate, 2009). In 2007, Moreno-Riaño was the runner-up in ISI's Templeton Culture of Enterprise contest for his article, "Natural Law and Modern Economic Theory."
Also known for his political affairs analysis, Moreno-Riaño has been featured in and interviewed for numerous television, radio and print interviews or publications through such outlets as CBN News, WAVY-TV (NBC local affiliate), AOL News, Voice of America Radio, Voice of America China Bureau, American Family Radio, WCDR Front Page, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Richmond Times-Dispatch and The South Florida Sun-Sentinel.