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Regent University Announces New Full-Time Faculty

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (September 10, 2020) – Today, Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson, founder, chancellor & CEO of Regent University, announced the appointment of eight new full-time faculty members.

“Regent is leading the way in higher education,” Dr. Robertson said. “These appointments underscore our commitment to academic excellence, and to furthering the mission of Christian Leadership to Change the World.”

Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riaño, executive vice president for Academic Affairs at Regent University, noted that Regent’s enrollment numbers are breaking records. “Students recognize that investing in education is wise, and they are turning to Regent to help them prepare for the future,” said Dr. Moreno-Riaño. “We are grateful to be able to expand our world-class faculty with a superb group of scholars and practitioners that will undoubtedly further strengthen our high-quality degree programs.”

The university’s newly appointed faculty include published authors, a Hollywood film industry expert, seasoned and well-respected mental and healthcare professionals, a reconstruction historian winner of the Harriett Jackson Ely Prize at Yale University and a superb law librarian. The list below delineates Regent’s newly appointed faculty.

New Full-Time Faculty Appointments:

Denise Friedman, Ph.D.


School of Psychology & Counseling

Phillip Hall, MFA


College of Arts & Sciences

School of Communication & the Arts

Jamie Holland, DNP, AGCNS-BC, RN


School of Nursing

Joel Iliff, Ph.D.


College of Arts & Sciences

Anita Kuhnley, Ph.D.


School of Psychology & Counseling

Henry Singletary Jr., Ph.D.


School of Business & Leadership

Mary Sanderfer Stull, Ph.D., LPC


School of Psychology & Counseling

James Wheeler, J.D.

Law Library

School of Law


Founded in 1977, Regent University has more than 11,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from a Christian perspective in 135+ areas of study including business, communication and the arts, counseling, cybersecurity, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare and psychology. Regent University, ranked among top national universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2020), is one of only 23 universities nationally to receive an “A” rating for its comprehensive liberal arts core curriculum.