Elizabeth M. Hunter, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor

Secret Kingdom Book CoverDr. Hunter is among ten professors from Regent University who collaborated on The Secret Kingdom for Educators. This book will help educators tap into the kingdom of God as they go about their day-to-day activities as teachers and leaders in public, private, or home-school settings. Learn more>>

Dr. Hunter earned her B.A. in Fine Art from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She earned her M.Ed. in Special Education concentrating in MR, LD, and ED at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. In 2005 Dr. Hunter became a Doctor of Education in Special Education and Communications from Regent University. Her doctoral studies culminated into a final dissertation that incorporated an ethnographic documentary film about the expressed opinions of young adults with Down Syndrome about their classroom placement.

Currently Dr. Hunter is an assistant professor in the School of Education M.Ed. K-12 Special Education and Reading Specialist programs and the Ed. S. Educational Leadership with Special Education emphasis program. She has built years of experience in the field of Special Education as well as Communication Technology especially in television and video education production. Dr. Hunter has been involved in numerous publications and presentations in her areas of expertise and holds honors and awards for her contributions to both fields.

Using her talents as a painter, photographer, and production designer Dr. Hunter has successfully worked in film and television production since 1979. She has won several awards for her contribution to television and film, one in particular an after-school special that earned her the honor and privilege to judge for the Annual Daytime and Primetime Emmy Awards. She is a voting member of The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences since 1987.

Dr. Hunter currently holds appointments and positions of leadership in both fields in her church and community. She serves as the President of the Virginia Federation of Council for Exceptional Children and represents the VA CEC at the International Council for Exceptional Children Representative Assembly and Leadership sessions.

She consults with ETS in assessment development of the Special Education and the Intellectual Disabilities PRAXIS II exams. Additionally Dr. Hunter consults privately with schools, churches, and parents in the areas of exceptional disabilities especially Developmental Delay, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Intellectual Disabilities.

Dr. Hunter has expertise in instructional technology and media and enhances her on-line and face-to-face courses and publications with visual media technology. She presents her course curriculum using her skills to turn words into pictures and uses video streaming as an educational tool. She has also been instrumental in turning the hybrid courses into an online format providing content to students nationally and internationally.

Dr. Hunter pursues ethnographic research to produce educational and documentary film with content based on grounded research that is appropriate for use in higher education. She writes and produces educational articles and books utilizing instructional videos and documentary film that educate and entertain.  

Dr. Hunter has embarked on the production of a documentary series and book called Waking Up With Jack, an autobiographical story that touches on how a family deals with Down Syndrome and all the things that go along with it. It is an ongoing examination of special needs students. View Dr. Hunter's vita.

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Regent University School of Education
1000 Regent University Drive, ADM 254
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
757.352.4313, FAX 757.352.4318


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