Ingo Tophoven, Ph.D.

Counseling Ministries Department Chair

Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies and M.A. in Pastoral Counseling Programs Director

Assistant Professor


Ingo Tophoven was born and raised in Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany. After his German Abitur and serving 20 months of civil service, Dr. Tophoven left Germany to study in the United States. He graduated with a B.A. (double major) in English Literature and Psychology (1991) from Evangel University and received a M.A. in counseling from Regent University (1996). Dr. Tophoven finished a Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision from Regent in 2014.

Within the last 20 years, Dr. Tophoven has directed a large church-based counseling center in McAllen, Texas, founded a private practice, senior-pastored two churches, and co-produced a live call-in radio show on faith and counseling issues. From 2008 until 2017 the Tophoven family lived and worked in Berlin, Germany, as bi-vocational counseling, coaching and consulting missionaries with New Mission Systems International (www.nmsi.org) serving pastors and missionaries in the greater Berlin community and online reaching missionaries and pastors in Europe, the middle-East, North-America, South-America, and Asia. In July 2017 Dr. Tophoven joined the Regent University faculty to teach in the Pastoral Counseling M.A. online program and in the new Psychologies Studies online Ph.D.

Dr. Tophoven's research interests include bi-cultural marriages, longevity in marriage, sexual health in the church, pastor health and burnout prevention, and all issues pertaining to global mental health and the church. Dr. Tophoven is married to Capri from San Antonio, Texas. Together they have three children: Lukas (21), Katharina (19), and Annika (16).

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.


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


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


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
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


Mandy Baraka
Ashley Bauman
Andreas Bienert
Evelyn Biles, Ph.D.
Gary Collins, Ph.D.
Michelle Colon
Joe DeLong
LaShauna Dean
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.
Raymond Nairn
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
Katlin Ternes
Deanna Towns
Amanda Trent, Ph.D.
Lee Underwood, Psy.D.
Linda Vermooten
Jerry Vuncannon, Ph.D.
Jay Wiles
Latasha Williams
Melissa Windham, Ph.D.
Everett Worthington, Ph.D.
Mark Yarhouse, Psy.D.