Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Dr. Robert Herron is a seasoned leader in higher education. He joined Regent University as dean of the College of Arts & Sciences in July 2017. Prior to coming to Regent, Herron served as provost/executive vice president for academic affairs at Oklahoma Wesleyan University for five years.
With a Ph.D. in Religion from Rice University, Herron brings advanced training as a distinguished Research Fellow at Universität Tübingen in Germany and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education Management Development Program.
At Oklahoma Wesleyan, Herron oversaw the development of 30 new or revised academic programs, as well as expanding many programs into effective and efficient online delivery formats.
Earlier in his career, Herron served as vice president for strategic projects at Trinity International University, provost at Waynesburg University, vice president for academic affairs at Southeastern University, and several positions including vice president and executive assistant to the president at Lee University, where he began as a professor of religion.
Herron holds a master’s degree in religion from Rice University, a master’s degree in humanities from Western Kentucky University and a bachelor’s degree in Biblical-historical studies from Lee University.