Originally from Austria, Dr. Doris Gomez earned her MBA at the University of Economics & Business Administration in Vienna. After several years in the global business world and years of experience in global trade, retail, manufacturing and consulting, she completed her Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership at Regent University's School of Business & Leadership.

Upon completion of her Ph.D., she moved into the role of director for the M.A. in Organizational Leadership program. In October 2014, the Board of Trustees unanimously appointed her as dean of the School of Business & Leadership. She teaches in the school's master's and doctoral programs, serves on several dissertation committees and is also co-editor for Inner Resources for Leaders.  

Her research interests include leadership development in the online environment, online education and student retention, cross-cultural leadership issues, leadership formation, character formation in leaders and the inner life of leaders. Her studies and work at Regent University brought her all the way from Austria to the United States. She now resides with her family in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. 


Distinguished Research Award, The Academy of Educational Leadership Journal


Gomez, D. (2013, August). "Ethical Leadership: An Invitation to Spiritual Formation and Transformation for the Christian Professional". Christian Business Review.

Gomez, D. (2013). "The Global Church: A Journey Toward the Other." Evangelical Missions Quarterly, 49(3).

Gomez, D. (2013). "Leadership Behavior and its Impact On Student Success and Retention in Online Graduate Education." Academy of Educational Leadership Journal (AELJ), 17(2), pp. 13-38.

Gomez, D. (2012). "Organizational and Employee Well-Being." Column; Chamber Voice, http://www.hamptonroadschamber.com/blog/index/view/id/60/

Gomez, D. (2012) "Work-Life Balance." Column; Chamber Voice, http://www.hamptonroadschamber.com/blog/index/view/id/60/

Kohm, L.M., Chandler, D., Gomez, D. (2011, Fall). "Christianity, Feminism, and the Paradox of Female Happiness." Trinity Law Review.

Gomez, D. (2011). "The Centrality of Ethics in Leadership." In F. Gandolfi (Ed.) Foundations of Contemporary Leadership (pp. 242-253). Lambert Academic Publishing: Saarbrücken, Germany.

Gomez, D. & Bocarnea, M. C. (2009). "Student-Specific Characteristics as Predictors of Retention and Attrition in an Online Doctoral Leadership Program." In P. Rogers, G. Berg, J. Boettcher, C. Howard, L. Justice, & K. Schenk (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Distance Learning (2nd ed.), Volume IV, pp. 1957-1965. Hershey,PA: Information Science Reference.

Patterson, K., & Gomez, D. (2009). "Tips for Success in the Workplace: A Human Resources Perspective on Leading Others with Love." Women’s Initiative Network [http://www.womensinet.com ]

Gomez, D. (2008). "The Heart of a Leader: Connecting Leading and the Inner Life." Inner Resources for Leaders, 1(1).

Gomez, D. (2007, Spring) "The Leader as Learner." International Journal of Leadership Studies, 2(3), 280-284.


Regent University Spiritual Development Task Force Committee [SU-FA2010]

GLE Curriculum Audit Committee, M.A. in Organizational Leadership [Standing Committee]

QEP [Standing Committee]

QEP Roundtable 2011 [Recurring Ad Hoc Committee, since 2009]

RU Women Faculty [Standing Committee, since 2010]

Spiritual Vitality [Standing Committee, since Spring 2011]

MOL Admissions Committee [Standing Committee, since 2006]

DSL Admissions Committee [Standing Committee, since 2009]

Meet Our Faculty

Steve Firestone, Ph.D.

Director, M.A. in Organizational Leadership/Church Leadership/Not-for-Profit Leadership

Assistant Professor

757.352.4618 sfirestone@regent.edu
John E. Mulford, Jr., Ph.D.

Director, Center for Entrepreneurship


757.352.4354 johnmul@regent.edu
Greg Stone, Ph.D.


Director, Master of Business Administration Program

757.352.4367 gregsto@regent.edu
Bruce E. Winston, Ph.D.


Director, Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership

757.352.4306 bwinston@regent.edu


Cornelius Bekker, Ph.D.
David Boisselle, Ph.D.
Maurice Buford, Ph.D.
Kathleen Cabler, DSL
Steven Crowther, Ph.D.
Debra Dean, Ph.D.
Myra Dingman, Ph.D.
Barry Doublestein, Ph.D.
Karen Eagle
Dail Fields, Ph.D.
Robert Freeborough
Judson Gary, Ph.D.
Doris Gomez, Ph.D.
Joshua Henson, Ph.D.
Russell Huizing, Ph.D.
Kenneth Lenz, Ph.D.
James Marshall
Melissa McDermott, Ph.D.
Jeanne McDonnell, Ph.D.
Jennifer Murff, Ph.D.
Danny Nobles, Ph.D.
Thomas Norbutus
Lisa Renz, Ph.D.
Virginia Richardson, Ph.D.
David Stehlik
Seth Stone
Jeffrey Suderman, Ph.D.
George West, Ph.D.
Diane M. Wiater, Ph.D.
Scott Wilcher, Ph.D.
David Winner, Ph.D.
Andy Wood, Ph.D.