Faculty

Alemayehu Mekonnen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Missions

Bio

Dr. Alemayehu Mekonnen is an associate professor of missions, having previously taught for 18 years in Africa and the U.S. From 1997-2005, he worked with the Evangelical Free Church of America International Mission (now called Reach Global) and taught at Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (now called African International University, AIU). As associate professor of missiology and chair of the Missions Department, he led the development of a missions emphasis within the M.A., M.Div., and M.Th. degrees, as well as an M.A. program in Islamic Studies.  Dr. Mekonenn has also taught at Denver Seminary for about eight years. For the last three decades, he has served the Lord as an evangelist, pastor, teacher and missionary.


Dr. Mekonnen has published three theological books in the Amharic language, the national language of Ethiopia. He has also coauthored one book in English and has published Culture Change in Ethiopia: An Evangelical Perspective. Wipf & Stock, 2013, ISBN: 978-1625645166.


He holds a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies, an M.A. in Missions and an M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary; an M.A. in Cross-Cultural Communication from Assemblies of God Graduate School of Theology; and a B.Th. from East Africa School of Theology.


Academic Research
Leadership & Missions

Publications

Culture Change in Ethiopia: An Evangelical Perspective


The West and China in Africa: Civilization without Justice

Meet Our Faculty

Jeffrey Anderson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology

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Larry K. Asplund, D.Min.

Instructor, Practical Theology & Internship

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Patrick J. Bopp, D.Min.

Instructor, Practical Theology

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Dana J. Cavallaro, D.Min.

Instructor, Practical Theology & Formation

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Diane J. Chandler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Christian Formation & Leadership

757.352.4417 diancha@regent.edu
Dale M. Coulter, D.Phil.

Associate Professor of Historical Theology

757.352.4183 dcoulter@regent.edu
Mara Lief Crabtree, D.Min.

Associate Professor of Christian Spirituality & Women's Studies

757.352.4421 maracra@regent.edu
Bradley J. Embry, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament

757.352.4303 bembry@regent.edu
James Flynn, D.Min.

Associate Dean of Operations & Teaching

Associate Professor of Practical Theology

757.352.4527 jamefly@regent.edu
Daniel Gilbert, Ph.D.

Director of Master’s Programs

Assistant Professor

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Mark A. Jumper, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theological and Ministerial Studies

757.352.4903 mjumper@regent.edu
Julie Reams, D.Min.

Instructor, Practical Theology & Formation

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Uwe C. Scharf, Ph.D.

Instructor, Biblical Studies & Theology

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Kevin Spawn, D.Phil.

Associate Professor of Old Testament

757.352.4409 kspawn@regent.edu
J. Lyle Story, Ph.D.

Professor of Biblical Languages & New Testament

757.352.4402 lylesto@regent.edu
Joseph Umidi, D.Min.

Executive Vice President for Student Life

Professor of Practical Theology

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Archie T. Wright, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

757.352.4532 awright@regent.edu

Adjunct

Antoinette Alvarado, Ph.D.
Johnathan Alvarado, Ph.D.
Miguel Alvarez, Ph.D.
Eugene Austin, D.Min.
Lewis Brogdon, Ph.D.
Ewen Butler, Ph.D.
Robert Carpenter, D.Min.
Kristina Chalfin, Ph.D.
Elmer Chen, Ph.D.
John Dooley, D.Min.
Charles Fox, Ph.D.
Dan Goff, D.Min.
Susan Hares, Ph.D., (A.B.D.)
Antipas Harris, D.Min.
Donald Hartley, Ph.D.
Robert Hill, Ph.D.
Ray Houk, D.Min.
Jeff Jibben, D.Min.
Mwambazambi Kalemba, Ph.D.
Benjamin Laird, Ph.D.
William Langford, D.Min.
Robert Mack, Ph.D.
Lee Martin, Ph.D.
Patricia Mercier, Ph.D.
Lisa Millen
Seth Moore, Ph.D.
Eric Newberg, Ph.D.
Adam Nigh, Ph.D.
Louis Oliverio, Ph.D.
Jeremy Perigo, Ph.D.
John Plake, Ph.D.
Steven Pounds, Ph.D.
Daniel Rollins, D.Min.
Eric Scalise, Ph.D.
Dwight Sheets, Ph.D.
Roger Starner, Ph.D.
Carl Sweatman, Ph.D.
Daniel Tomberlin, Ph.D.
Graham Twelftree, Ph.D.
William Victor, Ph.D.
Wolfgang Vondey, Ph.D.
Brandon Walker, Ph.D.
James Wall, D.Min.
Steven Ware, Ph.D.
Robert Webster, Ph.D.
Sara Wells, Ph.D.
Mark Wilson, Ph.D.