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Honors College Faculty

Simon Tarr, MFA, Ph.D.
Dean, Honors CollegeDean, School of Communication & the Arts757.352.4799


Before time began, God planned greatness inside you. Now your next big challenge is ahead: What is your calling? How can you discover and cultivate that greatness inside of you? And where can you go for this next season of growth?

Whatever you plan to study, the Honors College at Regent University will connect you with like-minded peers and some of the finest faculty in the nation—an unparalleled community of thinkers, makers, and believers.

While you choose one of our top-ranked bachelor’s degrees to develop career-defining expertise in the arts, sciences, and humanities, as an Honors College student you’ll wrestle with important questions that shape the future of humanity. What makes a good person and a great family? What does it mean to have a just society and an exceptional country? How do we make a flourishing world?

You’ll learn to lead from great leaders. You’ll read and discuss some of the best books ever written. You’ll learn to use next-generation technologies to supercharge a vibrant life of the mind and spirit. And you’ll create something new and put it out into the world. Something great. Like you.

We’d love to meet you in person at Regent University as you consider the next phase of your journey.

Simon Tarr, MFA, Ph.D.
Dean of The Honors College


Through mentorship opportunities, research projects, seminars, and class instruction, you will learn from experts who share a passion for greatness that honors God. Regent University faculty members include graduates of Yale, Harvard, Duke, Johns Hopkins and other notable institutions. Nearly 90% hold the highest degree in their field. These capable men and women are award-winning scholars and practitioners who endeavor to prepare students for excellence and success.

Regent University professors mentor students in their specialized areas of interest within academic departments. Below is just a sampling of these distinguished leaders, who represent each of our schools and colleges of study. Learn more about them and the diverse body of knowledge and expertise they provide.

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John Bauer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, General Education757.352.4064
Michael D. Elam, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, English757.352.4878
Joshua A. Hastey, Ph.D.
Director, M.A. Government and M.A. National Security StudiesAssistant Professor757.352.4624
Joel Iliff, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, History757.352.4780
David Impellizzeri, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Communication Studies757.352.4237
Jeremy Larson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, English757.352.4221
Molly Lewis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, English757.352.4836
Joshua McMullen, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Arts & SciencesAssistant Vice President for Undergraduate StudiesAssociate Professor, General Education757.352.4776
Andrew J. “A. J.” Nolte, Ph.D.
Director, M.A. International DevelopmentAssociate Professor757.352.4939
William T. Reddinger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Government & Criminal Justice757.352.4470
Simon Tarr, MFA, Ph.D.
Dean, Honors CollegeDean, School of Communication & the Arts757.352.4799
Jacob Wolf, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Government & Criminal Justice757.352.4014

Part-Time Faculty

Cynthia Nicolosi


Instructional Team Member