Dr. Jasmine L. Knight is an assistant professor in the School of Psychology & Counseling, and the CACREP liaison. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology (M.S.Ed. in Counseling with an emphasis in school counseling); and has a Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. Additionally, she holds a license in school counseling in Virginia and is a nationally certified counselor.

Before coming to Regent, she taught in the Counseling & Human Services program at Roosevelt University, Chicago. Dr. Knight also worked for several years as a professional school counselor with Newport News Public Schools, Virginia. During this time she gained experience in implementing the ASCA National Model, promoting college and career readiness, and advocating for students, families and the profession.

Dr. Knight has had the opportunity to speak at numerous regional and national conferences about topics such as adolescent dating violence, relational aggression, career development, multicultural competence, and working with African-American families. Her research interest focuses on school counselor preparation, specifically around college and career readiness, relational aggression, and how school counselors develop and implement multicultural competence.


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:
Knight, J. (2015). Preparing elementary school counselors to promote career development: Recommendations for school counselor education programs. Journal of Career Development, 42(2), 75-85. doi: 10.1177/0894845314533745

Grothaus, T., Lorrell, S., Anderson, K., & Knight, J. (2011). Answering the call: Facilitating responsive services for students experiencing homelessness. Professional School Counseling, 14(3), 191-201.

Hays, D. G., Craigen, L. M., Knight, J., Healey, A. & Sikes, A. (2009). Duty to warn and protect against self-destructive behaviors and interpersonal violence. Journal of School Counseling, 7(11), 1-30.

Books/Book Chapters:
Knight, J., & Runyan, H (2018). Career development in elementary and middle school. In C.R. Williams, & T. Hourihan (Eds.), Career, Lifestyle & Spiritual Development: Work, Purpose, Calling & God (pages 161-180). San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing.

Runyan, H., & Knight, J (2018). Counseling individuals with disabilities. In C.R. Williams, & T. Hourihan (Eds.), Career, Lifestyle, and Spiritual Development: Work, Purpose, Calling and God (161-180). San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing.

Hays, D.G., Craigen, L. M., Knight, J., Healey, A., & Sikes, A. (2010). Duty to warn and protect against self-destructive behaviors and interpersonal violence. In M. A. Hermann, T. P. Remley, Jr., & W. C. Huey, Ethical and legal issues in school counseling (3rd ed., 193-210). Alexandria, VA: American School Counselor Association.


American School Counseling Association
Virginia School Counselor Association
American Counseling Association
Virginia Counseling Association
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

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Anna Ord, Psy.D.

M.S. in General 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.

Director of Marriage & Ministry Assessment Training & Empowerment (MMATE) Center


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.

Assistant Dean for Academics


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
Mark Yarhouse, Psy.D.

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

Co-Director, Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity


757.352.4829 markyar@regent.edu
Olya Zaporozhets, Ph.D.

Co-Director, Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity

Associate Professor

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Evelyn Biles, Ph.D.
Jill Brue, Ph.D.
Ashleigh Bruns, Ph.D.
Gary Collins, Ph.D.
Carissa Dwiwardani, Ph.D.
Gabriel Dy-Liacco, Ph.D.
John Ferreira, Ph.D.
Michael Franks, Ph.D.
Todd Grande, Ph.D.
Ularisi Green, Ph.D.
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Kristel Headley
Emily Hervey, Psy.D.
Tracy Jackson, Ph.D.
George Jefferson, Ph.D.
David Jennings, Ph.D.
Gregg Jensen, Ph.D.
Margaret Jensen, Ph.D.
John Kennedy, Ph.D.
Patricia King
Robert Kuschel
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Jeremy Lelek, Ph.D.
Kimberly Lokeman, Ph.D.
Lisa Mazzio, Psy.D.
Jessica McCleese, Ph.D.
Elena McSwain, Psy.D.
Tricia Mikolon, Ph.D.
Kristie Norwood, Ph.D.
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Kamala Palmer, Ph.D.
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Scott Sautter, Ph.D.
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Tabitha Sierra, Psy.D.
Paul Stevenson
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Kristyn Troyer, Psy.D.
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Donald Walker, Ph.D.
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Sara Wood, Ph.D.
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