Faculty

Stephen M King, Ph.D.

Department Chair; Professor, Government, History & Criminal Justice

Bio

Dr. King has spent more than 28 years in higher education — most of them in Christian higher education, where he has taught at a variety of institutions (e.g., Washington State University, Oral Roberts University, Regent University, Campbell University, Patrick Henry College, Southeastern University, and Taylor University). After a 14-year hiatus he returns to Regent University.


Dr. King has pastored two churches (1996; 1997-98), launched his own speaking and writing ministry: Stephen King Ministries (2002-03); and was a licensed and ordained minister in the Eastern Virginia Conference (i.e., Redemption Ministries) of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC), as well an ordained and licensed minister under Bob Yandian Ministries, an independent ministerial organization affiliated with Grace Fellowship Church, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He has also engaged in overseas missions work (i.e., Peru in 1996), and been a frequent speaker and minister at various educational and ministerial venues.


Dr. King states, “My purpose is to establish a community of engagement and learning. College learners bring a wealth of experience, skills, and expertise to the online environment. It’s critical to prepare the opportunity for each student to address the content matter, whether in a discussion board, group presentation, or completion of assignment. Mastery of content is important, but faculty-student relationship is critical to exploration of the truth. Learning is a lifelong skill, a journey that is never completely fulfilled. Engagement, motivation, and learning are interrelated and reciprocal. I intend to meet the students where they are at, recognizing that it is an honor and privilege to be their instructor.” 


Dr. King is a native Iowan. His wife Debbie hails from the panhandle of Idaho. They currently reside in Chesapeake, Virginia. They have two adult children, Michelle and Joshua. His research interests include Christian faith and politics, administrative ethics, spirituality and the workplace, and public policy analysis.

Awards

Leadership Position in Academics:


  • Adjunct Scholar, Indiana Policy Review Foundation, November 2012-15, Craig Ladwig, Executive Director

  • Vice-President of Christians in Political Science (2010-12)

  • President (1985-86) and Vice-President (1984-85) of Pi Sigma Alpha (UMC chapter)

Honor Societies, Clubs and Student associations:


  • Who’s Who in America? (1999-2000)

  • Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, (1981-82); Locke and Key Political Science Club (1981-83)

Awards:


  • Five Year Meritorious Service Award, Oral Roberts University Faculty (1991-96)

  • American Citizenship Award (1979), Iowa State Bar Association and Iowa State Bar Foundation

Publications

Books
Bradley S. Chilton, Stephen M. King, Viviane E. Foyou, and J. Scott McDonald, The Profession of Administration in the Public Interests: Integrity, Utility and Duty, Revised and Updated, 2nd edition, Routledge Press, forthcoming September 2018.


Stephen M. King and Bradley S. Chilton, Administration in the Public Interest: Principles, Policies, and Practices. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2009.
Stephen M. King, God and Caesar: The Biblical Keys to Good Government and Community Action. Fairfax, VA: Xulon Press, 2002.
Journals (peer reviewed, 2016-18)
Stephen M. King and Abbylin Sellers (2018), “Judeo-Christian Leadership in the Public Sector,” A. Farazmand (Ed.), Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Policy, and Governance, Springer, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_3588-1.


Steve Firestone and Stephen M. King (2018), “Spirituality, Suicide, and the Role of Military Chaplain,” SAGE Business Cases, forthcoming September 2018.


Bradley S. Chilton, Viviane E. Foyou, and Stephen M. King (2018), “Moral Readings of the Court: Discrimination Cases in the U.S. Supreme Court,” Public Integrity. https://doil.org/10.1080/10999922.2018.1433423.


Chelsi A. Creech and Stephen M. King (2018), “Navigating Inter-Generational Differences between Spirituality and Religious Behavior in the 21st Century Workplace: What We Can Learn from Boomers, Millennials, and Xer’s,” for publication in Satinder, D., Roberts, G., and Crossman, J. (Ed.) The Palgrave Handbook of Workplace Spirituality and Fulfillment. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.


Stephen M. King, “Homeschooling as Social Policy (2016).” In A. Farazmand (Ed.), Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Policy, and Governance, Springer, Switzerland.
Book reviews (2016)
Stephen M. King, Review of Free to Serve: Faith-based Organizations and Religious Freedom, by Stephen Monsma and Stanley Carlson-Theis (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2015), for Christian Scholar’s Review, vol. 46, no. 1 (Fall 2016): pp. 100-102


Selected conference paper presentations (2017-18)


Brad Chilton and Stephen M. King, “Plural Ethical Directionality Model: Empirical analysis of Public Administrators’ Moral Frameworks in Leading Supreme Court Cases,” submitted and accepted for presentation at the 2018 ASPA Annual Conference, March 9-13, 2018, Denver, CO.
Stephen M. King, “Influence and impact of virtue ethics upon the development of ethics courses in MPA program curriculum” on panel titled, “Ethics Education as a Tool for Developing Trust in Public Institutions” for the 2017 NASPAA Annual Conference, October 11-13, 2017, Washington D.C.


Co-author with Bradley S. Chilton, James A. Woods, and Viviane E. Foyou, “Beyond Ethics for Bureaucrats: The Moral Reading of the Constitution in Discrimination Cases by Race, Ethnicity, Religion, Gender, Sexuality, and Disabilities,” presented at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), Sheraton Hotel, Atlanta, GA, March 17-21, 2017.


Co-presenter with Bradley S. Chilton, James A. Woods, and James Savra, “State of Teaching Ethics in the MPA: The Impact of the 2013 ASPA Code of Ethics,” Presentation title: “Impact on MPA Program Webpages…: The 2013 ASPA Code of Ethics,” presented at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), Sheraton Hotel, Atlanta, GA, March 17-21, 2017.

Affiliations

American Political Science Association (APSA)
American Society of Public Administration (ASPA)


  • Section on Ethics and Integrity in Governance (SEIGov)

  • Hampton Roads Chapter of ASPA

Christians in Political Science (CPS)

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.

Assistant 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
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
Ruth Cody, DNP, MSN, RN-BC

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, College of Healthcare Sciences

757.352.4529 rcody@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
Emily Darraj, Ph.D.

Professional-in-Residence, Engineering & Computer Science

  edarraj@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
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
Steven M. Hays, DSL

Department Chair; Associate Professor, College of 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
Deva Henry, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Engineering & Computer Science

757.352.4590 dhenry@regent.edu
Robert Herron, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

  rherron@regent.edu
Nicholas Higgins, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Government, History & Criminal Justice

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

Professor, Performing Arts & Music

Supervisor for MFA in Acting Program

757.352.4730 michhil@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.

Assistant Professor & Department Chair, Biblical Studies & Christian Ministry

757.352.4047 tkeiser@regent.edu
Dan Koev, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Government, History & Criminal Justice

757.352.4659 dkoev@regent.edu
Patricia Kraft, Ed.D.

Director, School of Nursing, College of Healthcare Sciences

757.352.4580 pkraft@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.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Chair of Science and Math Department

757.352.4432 plutz@regent.edu
Wilma (Ginger) C. Matti, Ph.D., MSN, RN

Lecturer, School of Nursing, College of Healthcare Sciences

757.352.4873 gmatti@regent.edu
Micah Mattix, Ph.D.

Department Chair; Associate Professor, English & Communication Studies

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

Associate Dean of Curriculum

Department Chair; Associate Professor, General Education

Director, Honors Program

757.352.4776 jmcmullen@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
Amber Quarles, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Business, Leadership & Management

757.352.4172 ambequa@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
Miles Smith, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Government, History & Criminal Justice

757.352.4552 mjsmith@regent.edu
Julie S. Snyder, MSN, RN-BC

Lecturer, School of Nursing, College of Healthcare Sciences

757.352.4014 jsnyder@regent.edu
Peggy Southerland, B.A.

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

757.352.4698 peggys@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
Megan Weaver-Seitz, MFA

Assistant Professor, Media & Visual Arts

757.352.4561 mweaver@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 of Animation

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.
Keith Alston
Chevette Alston
Lilia Anand
Harry M Argo, Mr.
Boampong Asare
Jessica A Austin, Mrs.
Lance Bacon
Jeff T Bajah, Mr.
Shelly A Baker, Dr.
Christopher 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.
Carla Brown
Crystal Brown
Mark Brown
Stephen Bruce
Glenice Burchard
Candyce J Burke, Ms.
Olga A Butenko Moseley, Mrs.
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
Mark Davis
Joshua Davis
Benjamin Davis
Michael 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.
Sherilyn Grant
Ashley-Loren J Grant, Ms.
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
Barbara Ingram
Connie Ingram
Erin-Sean Ireland
Scott Jackson
Jeffrey Jarnot
Brandon L Jendrejas, Mr.
Sarah Jones
Herman Kastroll
Nona B Kelly, Ms.
Michael Kelly
Jeffrey Kennedy
Kristyl W Kepley, Dr.
Sean F Kirkpatrick, Mr.
Sean Kirnan
Erin Kode
Penny Kohns
Thomas Kreischer
Michele LaCorte
Alycia LaFavor
Mark LaVoie
Michele A Lahaie, Ms.
Lindsey Lahaie
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
Heidi Livingston
Arthur 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
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.
Joel Solomon
Don 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
Terry Weaver
Brian Weaver
Anne E Weiss, Dr.
George West
William 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.