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Derek Ross, D.Min.
Assistant Professor

Derek Ross, D.Min.

Regent University’s adjunct professors are rigorously selected so that they help students grow in knowledge and faith. These professors, who teach on a contractual basis, must be dedicated to Christ-centered teaching and learning; have a record of or potential for academic scholarship; possess the ability to teach undergraduate-level and/or graduate-level courses, and embrace Regent’s Identity and Mission statements and subscribe to a statement of Christian faith.


Dr. Derek Ross has been appointed assistant professor of Spiritual Formation for the Regent University School of Divinity, beginning January 1, 2024. Dr. Ross was licensed as a minister in 1975. He’s served as a Naval Chaplain with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Coast Guard. He honorably retired from the U.S. Navy in 2010 with the rank of Commander. He has vast experience in pastoral leadership, church planting, and clinical ministry in both military and civilian settings. In 2021, he was conferred the honor of Chaplain Emeritus by the International Council of Community Churches, where he is currently ordained. Dr. Ross holds a B.A. from Marshall University, an M.Div. from Howard University, a Th.M. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a D.Min. from Wesley Theological Seminary.

Research Interests

  • Christian Spiritual Formation
  • Practical Theology
  • Chaplaincy
  • Missiology
  • African American Spirituality