Regent University's faculty are exemplary leaders with a commitment to mentoring students.

Honors Faculty

Be challenged by remarkable faculty ready to guide you in reason and faith.

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.

Meet Your Honors Faculty

Cheryl Beauchamp, M.S.

Lecturer, Engineering & Computer Science ,
Director, Institute for Cybersecurity

  • National Science Foundation Engineering Education Advocate
  • Affiliations: Computer Science Teacher Association, American Society of Engineering Education, and Association for Computing Machinery
757.352.4772 cherbea@regent.edu
Corné J. Bekker, D.Litt. et Phil.

Dean, Director of Th.M & Ph.D. Programs, Professor

  • Former editor of the Journal of Biblical Perspectives in Leadership (JBPL) and co-editor of Inner Resources for Leaders (IRL)
757.352.4258 clbekker@regent.edu
William J. Brown, Ph.D.

Professor & Research Fellow, English & Communication Studies

  • Edutainment expert
  • Former lecturer, University of Southern California
  • Facilitator, C.S. Lewis Society
757.352.4216 willbro@regent.edu
Barbara Harrington, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Media & Visual Arts

  • Founder and chair emeritus, Act One, Inc., Hollywood, CA
  • Script analyst and consultant The Passion of the Christ, That Evening Sun, Joan of Arcadia, and Saving Grace.
757.352.4561 bharrington@regent.edu
William L. Hathaway, Ph.D.

Dean & Professor

  • Post-doctoral fellowship in clinical child psychology, University of Massachusetts Medical Center ADHD clinic
  • Air Force psychologist
757.352.4294 willhat@regent.edu
Bradley J. Lingo, J.D.

Associate Professor,
Executive Director, Robertson Center for Constitutional Law

  • Former partner, King & Spalding law firm
  • Litigator for religious liberty, with cases featured by The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal
757.352.4337 blingo@regent.edu
Mary B. Manjikian, Ph.D.

Professor, Associate Dean, NSS Director

  • Visiting Professor at the College of William & Mary and Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk
  • Guest Lecturer - International University, Sofia, Bulgaria;Sofia University; and American University of Bulgaria
757.352.4138 mmanjikian@regent.edu
Mark D. Martin, J.D., LL.M.

Dean & Professor, School of Law

  • Former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of North Carolina
  • Former Associate Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals
  • Recipient, Patriot Award, U.S. Secretary of Defense
757.352.4040 mmartin@regent.edu
Micah Mattix, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, English & Communication Studies

  • Contributor – The American Conservative, The Atlantic, The Washington Times, and The Wall Street Journal
  • Contributing Editor - The Weekly Standard
  • Literary Editor - The American Conservative
757.352.4464 mmattix@regent.edu
John E. Mulford, Jr., Ph.D.

Director, Center for Entrepreneurship,
Professor

  • Director, Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Former EVP of Finance and Chief Investment Officer, Regent University
  • Former VP and senior economist at First Interstate Bank, CA
757.352.4354 johnmul@regent.edu
Jennifer Ripley, Ph.D.

Professor,
Rosemarie S. Hughes Endowed Chair of Christian Thought in Mental Health Practice

  • Rosemarie S. Hughes Endowed Chair of Christian Thought in Mental Health Practice
  • Former doctoral assistant to marriage expert and hope-focused couples counselor Dr. Everett L. Worthington Jr.
757.352.4296 jennrip@regent.edu
Andrew Root, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

  • Former division director of U.S. Equities & board member, Macquarie Capital USA
  • Former Wall Street Journal #1 Stock Picker
  • Former managing director, Goldman Sachs
757.352.4572 aroot@regent.edu
Robert F. Schwarzwalder, Jr., M.A.

Senior Lecturer, General Education

  • Former senior vice president, Family Research Council
  • Former chief of staff to two members of Congress
757.352.4882 rschwarzwald@regent.edu