Faculty

Message From The Dean

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook estimates that job opportunities for professional counselors and psychologists will grow faster than average for most careers during the next several years. This is good news for our graduates in terms of their career outlook. Yet this projection is also a reflection of the incredible need for healing that exists in humanity. We have been privileged to train well-equipped professionals who can be agents of God’s restorative grace in people’s lives. Our graduates provide assistance to people across the spectrum of life’s challenges: from helping people cope better with daily hassles to contending with traumas and matters of life and death. Our aim is to cultivate graduates who ethically serve in such critical roles with exemplary competence and faithfulness to biblical principles.

We are committed to offering training, which exemplifies the high standards of professional accreditation in counseling and psychology and to fully prepare our graduates to embrace their respective professional or paraprofessional identities.

Whether you are just visiting our website, currently enrolled in our programs or otherwise engaging our academic community, we hope you will experience the dynamic and exciting scholarly journey that has been our calling.

One of the strengths of the School of Psychology & Counseling lies in our distinguished faculty and talented staff. Our faculty is made up of professional clinicians, researchers and educators who are dedicated to excellence in their own lives and in the lives of the students they teach. Faculty members, often partnering with students, make national and international presentations, participate in conferences, and contribute to hundreds of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and other scholarly works. But our professors don’t just stand in front of a classroom — they stand alongside their students as clinical supervisors and mentors who are invested in the overall academic, professional and personal development of those they teach.

Meet Our Faculty

Anna Ord, Psy.D.

M.S. in Psychology Program Director,
Assistant Professor

757.352.4673 annashi@regent.edu
Cassandra D. Page, Psy.D.

Psychological Services Center Director,
Assistant Professor

757.352.4292 cpage@regent.edu
Jennifer Ripley, Ph.D.

Professor,
Rosemarie S. Hughes Endowed Chair of Christian Thought in Mental Health Practice

757.352.4296 jennrip@regent.edu
Anderson B. Rowan, Ph.D.

Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology Program Director,
Professor

757.352.4433 arowan@regent.edu
James N. Sells, Ph.D.

Professor,
Rosemarie S. Hughes Endowed Chair of Christian Thought in Mental Health Practice

757.352.4368 jsells@regent.edu
Jacqueline R. Smith, Ed.D.

Counseling Department Chair,
Clinical Counseling Programs Director,
Associate Professor

757.352.4499 jrsmith@regent.edu
Rachel Stephens, Psy.D.

Psychological Services Center Assistant Director,
Assistant Professor

757.352.4280 rachha5@regent.edu
Ingo Tophoven, Ph.D.

Counseling Ministries Department Chair,
Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies and M.A. in Pastoral Counseling Programs Director,
Assistant Professor

757.352.4868 ingotop@regent.edu
Amy Trout, Psy.D.

M.A. in Human Services Program Director,
Associate Professor

757.352.4349 atrout@regent.edu
Cyrus Williams, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision Program Director,
Associate Professor

757.352.4576 cwilliams2@regent.edu

Adjunct

Mandy Baraka
Andreas Bienert
Evelyn Biles, Ph.D.
Ashleigh Bruns, Ph.D.
Gary Collins, Ph.D.
Michelle Colon
Carissa Dwiwardani, Ph.D.
Gabriel Dy-Liacco, Ph.D.
Michael Franks, Ph.D.
Crista Gambrell
Susan George
Beth Gerhard-Burnham
Todd Grande, Ph.D.
Penny Hamblin
Kristel Headley
Emily Hervey, Psy.D.
Kurtis Hooks
Jonathan Hoover
Teri Hourihan
Judith L. Johnson, Ph.D.
David Jones, Ed.D.
Kristen Kansiewicz
Brenda Keck
John Kennedy, Ph.D.
Robert Kuschel
Jeremy Lelek, Ph.D.
Jennifer Linnekaste, Ph.D.
Kimberly Lokeman, Ph.D.
Paul Loosemore
Jessica McCleese, Ph.D.
Jennifer McCurrach
Elena McSwain, Psy.D.
Dixie Meyer, Ph.D.
Tricia Mikolon, Ph.D.
Mark Newmeyer, Ed.D.
Kristie Norwood, Ph.D.
Lynn Olson Page, Ph.D., ABPP
Annie Phillips, Ph.D.
Jeremy Ruckstaetter, Ph.D.
Mary Sanderfer, Ph.D.
Scott Sautter, Ph.D.
Corie Schoeneberg
Erynne H. Shatto, Ph.D.
Kaitlyn Stafford
Paul Stevenson
Gregory Stewart, Ph.D., LPC
Katlin Ternes
Deanna Towns
Amanda Trent, Ph.D.
Kristyn Troyer, Psy.D.
Lee Underwood, Psy.D.
Linda Vermooten
Jerry Vuncannon, Ph.D.
Melissa Windham, Ph.D.
Everett Worthington, Ph.D.
Mark Yarhouse, Psy.D.