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College of Health and Behavioral Sciences Faculty

Anna Ord, Psy.D.
Dean, College of Health and Behavioral SciencesM.S. in Psychology Program Director / Associate Professor /Chair, Department of Graduate Psychology757.352.4673More about Anna Ord, Psy.D.


I am very pleased to welcome you to the College of Health & Behavioral Sciences at Regent University. Our new college contains three distinct schools: School of Psychology & Counseling, School of Nursing, and School of Allied Health.

We are seeing a growing demand across the nation for interdisciplinary care that addresses the whole person: mind, body and spirit. Aligning these three schools within one College of Health & Behavioral Sciences allows for more efficient student support, resource sharing, and streamlined administration. We are committed to maintaining a strong focus on the interconnected strengths of faculty in nursing, healthcare management, health information systems, psychology, licensed and pastoral counseling, human services, and gerontology. As we add new disciplines over time, students may also prepare for distinctive career opportunities in business, government, education, public policy, research & development, and more.

Interdisciplinary care and education are the future of health professions. And we are thrilled to be one of the first colleges to structure and unify our efforts in this manner. Both undergraduate and graduate education in these critical arenas of healthcare will distinctively integrate science and faith. My philosophy matches Regent’s motto: equipping Christian leaders to change the world. A faith-based approach to education sets our graduates apart as highly trained, dedicated, and passionate professionals who are in high demand on the job market.

As the Dean for the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, I encourage you to consider applying to one of our excellent programs that best fit your career needs in healthcare, nursing, psychology, counseling, or related fields.

Here are some highlights of our College:

  • We offer both online and on-campus programs
  • Convenient and flexible 8-week or 15-week courses that will fit your busy schedule
  • Our holistic approach addresses care for the whole person: mind, body, and spirit
  • Our degrees are an affordable investment in your future

Graduates of our college stand out professionally for their academic excellence, innovative and holistic care, and ability to wisely engage ethical concerns.

I hope you will consider Regent University as the next step towards your future career and calling.


Dr. Anna Ord
Dean, College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Carletta N. Artis, Psy.D.
Counseling Ministries Department ChairM.A. in Human Services & M.A. in Pastoral Counseling Programs DirectorAssistant Professor757.352.4842
Linda J. Baum, Ph.D.
Associate ProfessorPsychology Department757.352.4371
Ashleigh Bruns, Ph.D.
InstructorCounseling Department
Ruth Cody, DNP, MSN, RN-BC
RN to B.S. Program Director, School of NursingAssistant Professor, School of Nursing and College of Health & Behavioral Sciences757.352.4529
John Ferreira, Ph.D.
InstructorCounseling Ministries Department
Denise Friedman, Ph.D.
Associate ProfessorPsychology Department757.352.4476
Fernando Garzon, Psy.D.
Assistant Dean for AcademicsProfessorPsychology Department757.352.4341
Crista Glover, Ph.D., LPC, ACS
Assistant ProfessorCounseling Department757.352.4281
William L. Hathaway, Ph.D.
ProfessorPsychology Department757.352.4294
Steven M. Hays, DSL
Director, School of Allied HealthAssociate Professor, Healthcare Sciences757.352.4721
Emily Hervey, Psy.D.
InstructorCounseling Ministries Department
Daniel C. Holland, Ph.D.
Assistant ProfessorCounseling Department757.352.4264
Jamie A. Holland, DNP, PMHNP-BC, AGCNS-BC, RN
Director, School of NursingMSN Program Director, School of NursingAssistant Professor, College of Health & Behavioral Sciences757.352.4907
Jonathan Hoover, Ph.D.
Assistant ProfessorPh.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies DirectorCounseling Ministries Department
Rosemarie Scotti Hughes, Ph.D.
Dean Emerita, School of Psychology & Counseling
Hannah Jones, Psy.D.
Assistant ProfessorPsychology Department757.352.4312
Heather Keefe, Psy.D.
LecturerPsychology Department757.352.4106
Vanessa Kent, Ph.D.
Assistant ProfessorCounseling Department757.352.4702
Jamie Klemashevich, M.A., Th.M.
InstructorCounseling Department
Jasmine Knight, Ph.D.
Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision Program DirectorAssociate ProfessorCounseling Department757.352.4375
Yasmine Lopez, DNP, RN, CPN, CNL
Assistant Professor, College of Health & Behavioral Sciences757.352.4678
Anna Ord, Psy.D.
Dean, College of Health and Behavioral SciencesM.S. in Psychology Program Director / Associate Professor /Chair, Department of Graduate Psychology757.352.4673
Cassandra D. Page, Psy.D.
Psy.D. Program DirectorAssociate ProfessorPsychology Department757.352.4292
Stephen Parker, Ph.D.
Professor EmeritusCounseling Department
Jennifer Ripley, Ph.D.
ProfessorRosemarie S. Hughes Endowed Chair of Christian Thought in Mental Health PracticePsychology Department757.352.4296
Helen I. Runyan, Ph.D.
Associate ProfessorCounseling Department757.352.4383
Mark A. Saunders, Ph.D.
Assistant ProfessorCounseling Department
David Savinsky, Ph.D.
Associate ProfessorCounseling Department757.352.4853
James N. Sells, Ph.D.
ProfessorRosemarie S. Hughes Endowed Chair of Christian Thought in Mental Health PracticeCounseling Department757.352.4368
Jacqueline R. Smith, Ed.D.
Counseling Department Chair / Associate ProfessorClinical Counseling Programs DirectorCounseling Department757.352.4499
Rachel Stephens, Psy.D.
Psychological Services Center DirectorAssistant ProfessorPsychology Department757.352.4280
Gregory L. Stewart, Ph.D., LPC
InstructorCounseling Ministries Department
Michelle E. Tanner, Ph.D., NCC, LPC (PA)
Assistant ProfessorCounseling Department757.352.4690
Ingo Tophoven, Ph.D.
Assistant ProfessorCounseling Ministries Department757.352.4868
Keith Wilkerson, Ph.D.
LecturerCounseling Department
Cyrus Williams, Ph.D.
ProfessorCounseling Department757.352.4576
Olya Zaporozhets, Ph.D.
Associate ProfessorCounseling Department757.352.4700


Natalie Atwell, Ed.D.
Diane Axon, Ed.D.
Mary Baker, Psy.D.
Mandy Baraka, Ph.D.
Ashley Bauman, M.A.
Kasturi Bhattacharjee, Psy.D.
Andreas Bienert, Ph.D.
Evelyn Biles, D.Min.
Nancy Brooks, Psy.D.
Hanna Byrd, Ph.D.
Megan Cannedy, Ph.D.
Charmaine Chappell, Ph.D.
Michelle Colon, M.A.
Lisa Compton, Ph.D.
Wayne Credle, M.Div.
Erica Daniels, M.A.Ed.
LaShauna Dean, Ph.D.
Teresa Duez, Ed.D.
Carissa Dwiwardani, Ph.D.
Kathie Erwin, Ed.D.
Alicia Fahr, Ph.D.
Sharon Fernandez, D.Min.
Michelle Fielder, M.A.
Stephen Ford, Ph.D.
Michael Franks, Psy.D.
Susan George, Psy.D.
Corey Gilbert, Ph.D.
Laurie Greene, Psy.D.
Mary Guman, Ed.D.
Penny Hamblin, Ed.D.
Sannyu McDonald Harris, Ph.D.
Heather Hewitt, Ed.D.
Rebecca Hirshman, Ed.D.
Lauren Jacobs, Psy.D.
Alicea Jenkins, M.A.
Robert Jewett, M.Div.
Anita John, Ph.D.
Kristen Kansiewicz, M.A.
Brenda Keck, Ph.D.
John Kennedy, Ph.D.
Rachel Kerrigan, M.A.
Smyrna Khalaf, Ph.D.
Matthew Konst, Ph.D.
Anita Kuhnley, Ph.D.
Robert Kuschel, M.S.
Shannon Kuschel, M.S.
Candace Lassiter, Psy.D.
Jordan Luck, M.Ed.
Jennifer McCurrach, M.A.
Chase McKinney, M.A.
Elena McSwain, Psy.D.
Dixie Meyer, Ph.D.
Sha'Leda Mirra, Ph.D.
Cheryl Moffatt, Ph.D.
Tranese Morgan, Psy.D.
Timothy Mouw, Ph.D.
Ken Myers, Ph.D.
Raymond Nairn, Ph.D.
Morgan Nicholas, Psy.D.
Cari Oliver, Psy.D.
Jared Ott, D.Min.
Lynn Olson Page, Ph.D., ABPP
Annie Phillips, Ph.D.
Jacob Phillips, Psy.D.
Deborah Reed, M.A.
Lauren Robins, M.A.
Keshia Ross-Williams, M.A.
Suhad Sadik, Ph.D.
Scott Sautter, Ph.D.
Erynne H. Shatto, Ph.D.
Bob Shaw, D.Min.
Jessica Shoemaker, Psy.D.
Sharon Simmons, Ed.D.
Mathias Soucek, Psy.D.
Katlin Ternes, Psy.D.
Joseph Torres, Ph.D.
Deanna Towns, M.A.
Lee Underwood, Psy.D.
Jerry Vuncannon, Ph.D.
Lesley Washington, M.A.
Theresa White, Ph.D.
Jay Wiles, Psy.D.
Latasha Williams, Ph.D.
Melvin Wofford, D.Min.
Everett Worthington, Ph.D.
Mark Yarhouse, Psy.D.

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