Faculty

Nathan Tillett, MFA

Lecturer, Media & Visual Arts

Bio

Professor Nathan Tillett is a Hampton Roads native. Born in Norfolk, he attended Booker T. Washington high school. Growing up Professor Tillett has always been interested in art and animation, from drawing his favorite cartoon characters to creating stop motion animations with G.I. Joes and Lego’s he knew animation was for him. After high school, he was accepted into Regent University’s Animation Program as one of the first 12. After graduating in 2009, he went to work for a local government contracting company where he began designing training simulations for both military and non-military personnel. During this time Professor Tillett grew interest in the field of Visual Effects for TV & Film, he soon was accepted to The Academy of Art where he earned his MFA in Animation & Visual Effects. After graduation, he went to work for a local Production house where we worked as a visual effects artist on many music videos and independent films.


In 2014, Professor Tillett returned to Regent University where he began working for the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences where he put his skills to use developing interactive learning modules for CAS and for Luxvera. A year later, Nathan moved over to the Center for Teaching and Learning. In 2016, he began teaching, as an Adjunct Instructor, teaching 3D character animation for the program. Now, Professor Tillett shares his skills and knowledge by teaching both 2D and 3D courses as well as Visual Effect workshops. He enjoys all forms of animation from old school to anime. From time to time you’ll find Professor Tillett engaged in gaming tournaments on campus with his fellow students. He currently lives in Chesapeake, VA with his wife Kimberly of 10 years and their two boys, Owen and Lennox, and their dog Becket.

Awards

Certificate of Recognition, EuroSciCon, 2018

Affiliations

AIGA, Adobe EdEx, Adobe Partners by Design
RESEARCH INTERESTS: VFX, AR, VR


TEACHING PHILOSOPHY


I am committed to providing a positive and productive work environment for my students. I stress the vital relationship between the “how,” the “what,” and the “why” leading students through the ideation process while simultaneously fostering their acquisition of skill and technique. I consider the classroom a community in which learning is co-created through interaction with content, process, peers, instructor and visiting artists. I strive to get to know each student as an individual and present opportunity for students to get to know and support each other. Group activities, peer mentorship, and guest speakers present opportunities for students to interact outside of a passive classroom environment, allowing them to build support systems and experience collaborative environments. Class critiques allow for valuable group interaction in which students learn how to articulate their ideas and form constructive criticism. By asking students questions during reviews, rather than giving them answers, I strive to allow students to think critically about their artwork and that of their peers. Throughout my courses, students are introduced to theory as it pertains to the content in which they are investigating, written responses and class discussion allow students to comprehend the broader context of animation in contemporary and historical culture, allowing them to view themselves as artists contributing to the same history. Through in-class assignments, research projects, reading and writing assignments, student presentations, visiting artist lectures and workshops, and group discussions, students begin to understand the more significant role of art and animation in our culture and to critically evaluate contemporary issues and concerns and develop their artistic vocabulary.

Meet Our Faculty

Albert Ball, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor, Engineering & Computer Science

  aball@regent.edu
John Bauer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, General Education

757.352.4064 jbauer@regent.edu
Brian Baugus, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Business, Leadership & Management

757.352.4771 bbaugus@regent.edu
Cheryl Beauchamp, M.S.

Department Chair; Lecturer, Engineering & Computer Science

757.352.4772 cherbea@regent.edu
James M. Boland, JD

Principal Lecturer

Government, History & Criminal Justice.

757.352.4632 jboland@regent.edu
William J. Brown, Ph.D.

Professor & Research Fellow, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4216 willbro@regent.edu
Joseph J. Bucci, D.B.A.

Department Chair; Associate Professor, Business, Leadership & Management

757.352.4553 jbucci@regent.edu
Young B. Choi, Ph.D.

Professor, Engineering & Computer Science

757.352.4949 ychoi@regent.edu
Kevin R. Crawford, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor, English & Communication Studies

Undergraduate Communication Studies Program Coordinator

757.352.4254 kevicra@regent.edu
Michael Crews, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4333 mcrews@regent.edu
Laura M Dimler, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Psychology

757.352.4166 ldimler@regent.edu
Jacqueline Earle, Ph.D.

Practitioner-in-Residence, Business, Leadership & Management

  jjackson@regent.edu
Michael D. Elam, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4878 melam@regent.edu
Jenny Sue Flannagan, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

Education & Interdisciplinary Studies

757.352.4123 jennfla@regent.edu
Thomas C. Folsom, JD

Senior Lecturer

Business, Leadership & Management

757.352.4668 thomfol@regent.edu
Peter Fraser, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Associate Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4562 pfraser@regent.edu
Cheryl A. Gould, Ed.D.

Department Chair; Assistant Professor, Education & Interdisciplinary Studies

757.352.4029 chergou@regent.edu
Kevin Grimm, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Government, History & Criminal Justice

757.352.4551 kgrimm@regent.edu
Dominick D. Hankle, Ph.D.

Department Chair; Associate Professor, Psychology

757.352.4762 dhankle@regent.edu
Eric Harrell, MFA

Associate Professor, Performing Arts & Music

757.352.4211 eharrell@regent.edu
Barbara Harrington, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Media & Visual Arts

757.352.4561 bharrington@regent.edu
Steven M. Hays, DSL

Associate Professor, Healthcare Sciences

757.352.4721 stevhay@regent.edu
James M. Henderson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biblical Studies & Christian Ministry

757.352.4993 jamehe1@regent.edu
Nicholas Higgins, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Government, History & Criminal Justice

757.352.4780 nichhig@regent.edu
Michael Hill-Kirkland, Ph.D.

Professor, Performing Arts & Music

Supervisor for MFA in Acting Program

757.352.4730 michhil@regent.edu
David Impellizzeri, ABD

Instructor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4237 dimpellizzer@regent.edu
Tabmitha Jervey, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor, Science, Technology & Mathematics

757.352.4140 tjervey@regent.edu
C. Eric Jones, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Psychology

757.352.4742 ejones@regent.edu
Donald Joyner, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Business, Leadership & Management

757.352.4756 dtjoyner@regent.edu
John Keeler, Ph.D.

Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4248 johnkee@regent.edu
Thomas A. Keiser, Ph.D.

Department Chair; Assistant Professor & Department Chair, Biblical Studies & Christian Ministry

757.352.4047 tkeiser@regent.edu
Stephen M King, Ph.D.

Department Chair; Professor, Government, History & Criminal Justice

757.352.4753 smking@regent.edu
Dan Koev, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Government, History & Criminal Justice

757.352.4659 dkoev@regent.edu
Don Krudop, DMA

Professional in Residence, Performing Arts & Music

Director of Choral Activities

757.352.4204 donkrud@regent.edu
Jeremy Larson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4221 jlarson@regent.edu
Patricia Lutz, Ph.D.

Department Chair; Assistant Professor, Science, Technology & Mathematics

757.352.4432 plutz@regent.edu
Micah Mattix, Ph.D.

Department Chair; Associate Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4464 mmattix@regent.edu
Joshua McMullen, Ph.D.

Interim Dean

Department Chair; Associate Professor, General Education

Director, Honors Program

757.352.4776 jmcmullen@regent.edu
Olga A Moseley, ABD

Instructor, Business, Leadership & Management

757.352.4670 obutenkomose@regent.edu
Stephen Perry, Ph.D.

Professor, English & Communication Studies

Director of Graduate Programs in Communication

757.352.4203 sperry@regent.edu
Matthew Pevarnik, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Science, Technology & Mathematics

757.352.4750 mpevarnik@regent.edu
William Reddinger, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Government, History & Criminal Justice

757.352.4470 wreddinger@regent.edu
William Skiles, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, General Education

757.352.4745 wskiles@regent.edu
Peggy Southerland, B.A.

Department Chair; Professional-in-Residence, Media & Visual Arts and Performing Arts & Music

757.352.4698 peggys@regent.edu
Helen Stiff-Williams, Ed.D.

Professor

Education & Interdisciplinary Studies

804.739.7852 helesti@regent.edu
Rostern Tembo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Science, Technology & Mathematics

757.352.4405 rtembo@regent.edu
Charles Turnitsa, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Engineering & Computer Science

757.352.4691 cturnitsa@regent.edu
David Wallace, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biblical Studies & Christian Ministry

757.352.4645 dwallace@regent.edu
Kenneth Wantz, Ph.D.

Professor, Science, Technology & Mathematics

757.352.4755 kwantz@regent.edu
Stephen A. Webb, M.S.

Principal Lecturer, Government, History & Criminal Justice

757.352.4609 swebb@regent.edu
Caramine White, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4614 cwhite@regent.edu
Vincent Williams, MFA

Associate Professor, Media & Visual Arts

757-352-4373 vwilliams@regent.edu
David Xu, MFA

Associate Professor, Media & Visual Arts

757.352.4235 dxu@regent.edu

Adjunct

Clement Abrams
Catherine R Abramson, Dr.
Mark Ackerman
Angela Aliff
James H Allen, Dr.
Stephanie Allen
Laura L Allnutt, Ms.
Michael A Allshouse, Mr.
Chevette Alston
Keith Alston
Lilia Anand
Harry M Argo, Mr.
Boampong Asare
Jessica A Austin, Mrs.
Lance Bacon
Jeff T Bajah, Mr.
Christopher A Baker, Dr.
Shelly A Baker, Dr.
JaNee D Bartley, Mrs.
David Barton
Gregory M Baumgardner, Mr.
Debra B Bazemore, Mrs.
Gregory Beck
Stephen Bialowas, Dr.
Paul E Bidanset, Mr.
David S Bilberry
Shannon Bilunas
Craig H Blackman, Mr.
Rachel Blisson
Michael Boling
Paul W Boller, Mr.
Feler Bose
Nicholas Bottis
Daniel J Bourgoine, Mr.
Marshall W Bowles, Dr.
Alicia Boyd
Jeffrey Brangan
Elizabeth Branum, Ms.
Bryan Breland
Marcus W Bridges, Dr.
Crystal Brown
Mark Brown
Carla Brown
Stephen Bruce
Glenice Burchard
Candyce J Burke, Ms.
Lisa Byrum
Steven Carlin
Christopher Carrothers
Sarah Carson
Zackery Carter
Dawn Casas
Roberto Castaneda
Daniel Castellucci
David Castle
Melody Cazort
Mary-Lynn Chambers, Dr.
Margaret L Charlton, Dr.
Jessica L Charney, Mrs.
Marie N Chavarria, Mrs.
Marlo Chavarria
Jerry Ching
David Christian
Jesse Chupp
Marla J Coats, Mrs.
Richard Coffelt
Elliott Cooke
Willie Cordy
Michael Creef
Denise G Crews, Dr.
Susan Crosland
Erin Cross
Steven Crowther
Victor Cuartas
David L Cullipher, Mr.
April Cunion
Angelo Dart
Michael Davis
Mark Davis
Joshua Davis
Benjamin Davis
Stephen Dawson, DSL
Josiah DePriest
Jeffrey Dear
Elaine P Denson, Mrs.
Martin Dignard, Ph.D.
Mary Dixon
Otha J Dixon-McKnight, Dr.
James Downey
Dorothy Downing
Patricia Drown
Stacey Duke
Sharene N Duncombe, Mrs.
Jacqueline Earle
Elizabeth Elam
Scott Ellington
Mark Ellis
Mark A Engel, Mr.
Cynthia L Eshleman, Mrs.
Maria-Cristina Espinoza-Alguera
Natalie Esposito Churchill
Jacquelyn Evans
James Ewing
Michael Ferber
Cassandra Ferreira
Andrea Fierbaugh
Wyatt Fisher
Lisa A Flanagan, Mrs.
Margaret Fletcher
John C Forkner, Mr.
Joy Francis
Mark Frederick
Christopher Free
Colleen Freeman
David French
Richard Fuhr
Takenya Fulks
Laura Fuller
David J Gardner, Mr.
Mark O Gatlin, Mr.
Bruce W Gay, Dr.
Mary L Gierszewski, Ms.
Marti Glass
Terilyn Goins
Peggy Gomez
Ascencion Gomez
Wesley Gow
Kyle Graham, Mr.
Ashley-Loren J Grant, Ms.
Sherilyn Grant
Gary Grimm
Christine L Habrle, Ms.
Lisa A Hacker, Mrs.
Clinton Hale
Kristin Hanley
Deborah Harkness, Mrs.
Andrea L Harrison, Dr.
Lisa Hawkins
Jeffery Hayman, D.Sc.
Edward Heath
Joshua Henson
Carol Hepburn
Kristen Hester
Matthew S Hill, Dr.
Sofoklis Hiotellis
Steven L Holeman, Mr.
Andrew S Hollis, Mr.
Mildred Horner-Smith, Dr.
Terry House
Kirk T Houston, Mr.
Jonathan Howell
John Huisman
Russell Huizing
Darnell Huntley
Erica Hutton
Alice Hutton
Stephanie Iaquinto
Connie Ingram
Barbara Ingram
Erin-Sean Ireland
Scott Jackson
Jeffrey Jarnot
Brandon L Jendrejas, Mr.
Sarah Jones
Herman Kastroll
Michael Kelly
Nona B Kelly, Ms.
Jeffrey Kennedy
Kristyl W Kepley, Dr.
Sean F Kirkpatrick, Mr.
Sean Kirnan
Erin Kode
Penny Kohns
Thomas Kreischer
Michele LaCorte
Alycia LaFavor
Mark LaVoie
Lindsey Lahaie
Michele A Lahaie, Ms.
Timothy Lannon
Eric M Lansing, Mr.
Kevin Larsen
Laura Latora
Katherine Elise H Leal, Ms.
Dorothy Leal
Pamela Lee
Karen Legg
Sarah E Leland, Mrs.
James B Lewis, Dr.
Scott D Liebhauser, Mr.
O. Fred Liggin IV
Arthur Livingston
Heidi Livingston
Rebecca Loaiza
Robert Malcolm
Juana Malone
Anne Mannarino, Ed.D.
Garry Martin
Kristina Martin
Perry Martini
Olena Maslennikova
Joshua Matlack
Stuart Mattfield
William Mauro
Marisa May
John McClary
Jacob McCleese
John McCloud
Corren McCoy
Dena McElligott
Sean David McGoran
Suzette Meeks
Brian Melton
Jeremy M Mendenhall, Mr.
Delceno Miles
John Miller
Roderick R Mills, Mr.
Dana Milstein
William Minner
Terry Minter
Alyssa G Moore, Ms.
Mary T Morgan, Ms.
Camden Morgante
James Moten
Ryan Murnane
Gerald Nichter
Steven Noffsinger
Amanda F Noon, Mrs.
Richard Nugara
Michael O'Donnell
Jason O'Neal
Sheila Owens
Ryan Pace, MFA
Paul Palma
Anthony Palmer
Stephen Palser
Jamie L Parent, Ms.
Cary Paulk
Heidi Peelen
Kay Lynn Perry, MFA
Dayne Peterson
Traci T Pierce, Dr.
Sarah Pike, Miss
Alicia Plant, Dr.
Alva Poole
Michael Porter
Thomas Powell
John Powers
Jeffrey J Puhala, Mr.
David Quackenbos, Ph.D.
Monica Reilly
Amy Rickards
Peyton Roberts
Clinton Roberts
Jason Rodriguez, MFA
James Rolen
Roger Rome
D Rouleau, Mr.
Stephen Russell
Megen Saez
Charles Sanders
Mark Scharfe
Timothy Schauer
Sarah Schulte
Jessica T Scott, Mrs.
Bradley Shedd
Sonja Sheffield
Tabitha Sierra, Psy.D.
Michelle Simms
Bryan Sims
Amanda Skrobacki
Kelly A Smith, Mrs.
Stephanie B Snyder, Mr.
Don Solomon
Joel Solomon
Julianne Spatacean
Donnie Staggs
Richard Stultz
Mercedes Sullivan
Peter Surran, Mr.
Paula Taylor
Jeffrey Teo
Anne B Tew, Mrs.
Blisson Thangamani
Debra Touhey
Douglas W Turrell, Mr.
Lauren J VanTalia, Dr.
Deborah Vaughn
Stacey Villanueva
Pee N Vululleh, Dr.
Adam Wagner
Steven Wallace
Ricky Wamble
Brian Weaver
Terry Weaver
Anne E Weiss, Dr.
William David West, Ph.D.
George West
Kerry K Westerwick, Mrs.
James Wheeler
Brian Williams
William Wilson
William Wilson
William Winner
Jason M Wise, Dr.
Kevin Wolfe
James Wood
Amanda Wynn, Ph.D.
Jonathan G Zachary, Mr.
Cheryl A Zell, Mrs.
Mark Zillges
Winell S de Mesa, Dr.