Faculty

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

Jason Baker, Ph.D.

Professor,
Senior Technology Strategist

757.352.4447 jasobak@regent.edu
Paul Carr, Ed.D.

Professor,
Educational Psychology Concentration Chair

757.352.4768 paulca2@regent.edu
William Cox Jr., Ph.D.

Professor,
Christian School Program Chair,
Christian Education Leadership Concentration Chair

757.352.4281 wallcox@regent.edu
Don Finn, Ph.D.

Associate Professor,
Curriculum & Instruction Program Chair,
Adult Education Concentration Chair

757.352.4278 dfinn@regent.edu
Hope Jordan, Ph.D.

Professor,
Exceptional Educational Executive Leadership Concentration Chair,
Reading Specialist & Special Education Program Chair

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

Associate Professor,
Educational Leadership Program & K-12 School Leadership Concentration Chair,
CAEP Liaison

757.352.4316 glenkoo@regent.edu
Mark Mostert, Ph.D.

Professor,
Special Education Concentration Chair

757.352.4489 markmos@regent.edu
Deanna Nisbet, Ed.D.

Professor,
TESOL Program Chair

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

Associate Professor,
IDP & Student Affairs Program Chair,
Higher Education Leadership Management Concentration 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.

Professor,
Career Switcher Program Chair

757.352.4321 mervwig@regent.edu

Adjunct

Mercy Alarid, Ed.D.
Alan Arroyo, Ed.D., Professor Emeritus
Ardene Bunch, Ed.D.
Dana Cavallaro, D.Min.
Sandra Fortner, 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.
Matthew Kellogg, Ph.D.
Jonathan Kohns, Ed.D.
Alice Ledford, Ed.D.
Julie Ann Ligon, Ph.D.
Anne Mannarino, Ed.D.
Rene Lanette Martinez, Ph.D.
Ryan Murnane, Ph.D.
Roni S. Myers-Daub, Ed.D.
Heather Newton, Ed.D.
Rhiannon Jordan Perry, J.D.
Robin Puryear, 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.