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Joseph J. Bucci, D.B.A.
Department Chair; Associate Professor, Business, Leadership & Management757.352.4553

Joseph J. Bucci, D.B.A.


Dr. Joseph Bucci has over 20 years of experience in various human resources and training roles, including five years as a learning department director of a large corporation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his Doctor of Business Administration degree from Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana.

Bucci has been teaching at Regent University since 2011, and serves as an Associate Professor & Chair of the Business, Leadership & Management Department in the College of Arts & Sciences. He previously taught for six years at Geneva College in Western Pennsylvania.

His research interests include redemptive leadership, entrepreneurship and faith, and faith integration into the field of business. He believes our Christian faith is the standard on which our discipline can be viewed in its proper light. He says, “Since the pursuit of business is a calling by God, then the student of business must learn not only the premises and precepts of good business operations but must also learn to integrate biblical concepts such as wisdom, stewardship, justice, righteousness, and integrity into their daily practices as well.”

Bucci is also an ordained minister with Vanguard Ministries. He and his wife Debi have five grown children and a Yorkshire Terrior named Bayley.


D.B.A., Anderson University, Anderson, IN M.B.A., West Chester University, West Chester, PA M.Ed., William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ B.A., Political Science, William Paterson University Ministerial Diploma, Berean University, Springfield, MO


Bucci, J.J. (2018) Change management: Considering a Peniel approach for managing change in organizations. In Dhiman, S.; Roberts, G.; & Crossman, J. (Eds.) The Palgrave handbook of workplace spirituality and fulfillment. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Bucci, J.J. (2018, June 13). Renewing the soul: A workplace wellness strategy grounded in redemption.

Bucci, J.J. (2018, March 24). Chef Jeff & the power of a job opportunity.

Bucci, J.J. (2018, February 17). The Paradox of Faith.

Bucci, J.J. (2017, June 14). Considering the Impact of Failure on the Businessperson’s Future Endeavors.

Bucci, J.J. (2017, February 7). Working to be the best: You already have what it takes.

Bucci, J.J. (2016). Redemptive Leadership: Offering Second Chances as a Value-Added Management Practice. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Bucci, J.J., & Lewis, P. (2015). The Case for Inclusion of Redemptive Managerial Dimensions in Servant Leadership Theory. Approved for publication to the Journal of Biblical Integration in Business.

Bucci, J.J. (2014). People Matters: Aligning Company Values and Expressions of Faith. Published in the August 2014 newsletter of the Christian Business Chamber of Hampton Roads.


Christian Business Faculty Association

Vanguard Ministries


Chancellor’s Award for Excellence, 2017
The Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, 2016
Presidential Citation, CARDONE Industries
Achieved Advanced Toastmaster (bronze level), Toastmasters International