Message From The Dean

Today there are many challenges to keeping the expectations of hope and opportunity alive, such as the enormous increase in students living in poverty with negative outside influences and without parental involvement. More than ever, the field of education needs men and women in teaching and administrative positions who are aligned with head, heart and hands. The head must have the knowledge to assess and respond to the problems that inhibit student learning. The heart must feel compassion as it sees students as God sees them. The hands must be skilled to perform the needed tasks with integrity and character.

For over 30 years, graduates of the School of Education have delivered opportunity and hope to tens of thousands of students. Our alumni are teaching literacy to students from diverse backgrounds while earning Teacher-of-the-Year honors. Our alumni are administrators who take the lead in raising student academic achievement and behavior — winning local, state and national recognition. Through quality education, they are providing their students with opportunities to achieve their hopes and dreams.

I invite you to investigate our teacher preparation, in-service professional training opportunities, leadership and administration course work, or our post master’s and doctoral programs. Together with our excellent faculty and dedicated staff, we can open opportunities for your hopes to be realized through the alignment of head, heart and hands.

Members of the graduate School of Education’s acclaimed faculty are familiar faces in the field of education. Their names are associated with breakthrough research and innovative thinking in an ever-widening array of arenas, from character education in public schools to strategic planning in higher education. They are leaders in Christian education, public school administration and public/private educational initiatives. They lead conventions and national conferences. They write textbooks and scholarly journals. They serve as advisors on education to our country’s leaders and speak with authority among their peers. Regent’s outstanding faculty is made up of true servant leaders who feel called to make a difference in the classroom, beginning with their own.

Meet Our Faculty

Hope Jordan, Ph.D.

Special Education Program Chair,
Reading Specialist Program Chair

757.352.4438 hopejor@regent.edu
Glenn Koonce, Ed.D.

Associate Professor,
Educational Leadership Program Chair

757.352.4316 glenkoo@regent.edu
Deanna Nisbet, Ed.D.

TESOL Program Chair

757.352.4395 deannis@regent.edu
Jeff Pittman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor,
IDP & Student Affairs Program Chair

757.352.4205 jeffpit@regent.edu
W. George Selig, Ed.D.

Distinguished Chair of Educational Leadership

757.352.4137 georsel@regent.edu
Mervyn J. Wighting, Ph.D.

Career Switcher Program Chair

757.352.4321 mervwig@regent.edu


Mercy Alarid, Ed.D.
Eric Armbruster, Ph.D.
Iris Killian Barrett, Ed.D.
Samuel Botta, Ed.D.
Denita Bottoms, Ed.S.
Ardene Bunch, Ed.D.
Dana Cavallaro, D.Min.
Colleen Derr, Ed.D.
Sandra Fortner, Ed.D.
Hope George, Ed.D.
David Geurin, Ed.D.
Arlene Gibson, Ed.D.
Katherine Goldman, Ed.D.
Nancy J. Hameloth, Ed.D.
LaDonna Hankins, Ph.D.
Christine Harris, Ph.D.
Shevine Holeman, Ph.D.
Kathleen Hopkins, Ed.D.
Theodore Jenney, Ph.D.
Matthew Kellogg, Ph.D.
Jonathan Kohns, Ed.D.
Danielle Kreassig, Ed.D.
Alice Ledford, Ed.D.
Julie Ann Ligon, Ph.D.
Anne Mannarino, Ed.D.
Rene Lanette Martinez, Ph.D.
Darwin Evander Mills, Ed.D.
Ryan Murnane, Ph.D.
Michael R. Myers, Ed.D.
Roni S. Myers-Daub, Ed.D.
Heather Newton, Ed.D.
Rhiannon Jordan Perry, J.D.
Robin Puryear, Ph.D.
Ann Shufflebarger, Ed.D.
Cynthia Sparks, Ed.D.
Patricia Stewart, Ph.D.
Catherine Walsh, Ph.D.
Donna Wolfe, Ph.D.

Instructional Team Member

Homer Allen, M.Ed.
Moyra-Lee Babb, M.A.
Rachel Copeland, M.Ed.
Susan Crosland, M.Ed.
Myra Jessie Flint, M.Ed.
Sarah McKown, M.A.
Donna Revellon, M.A.
Ashley Rombs, M.Ed.
Carolyn Thompson, M.A.