Herman Clark Jr., Ed.D.

Assistant Professor


Dr. Herman D. Clark, Jr. brings many years of experience from the Norfolk Public School System serving as an elementary school teacher, special education teacher, reading specialist, instructional specialist, elementary school principal and assistant superintendent of schools. Currently, he is serving as an assistant professor in the Educational Leadership Program at Regent University. Dr. Clark serves on the Foundation Board of Norfolk State University, secretary for the Board of Directors for Hunton YMCA Branch of Norfolk, Virginia, past president of the Board of Directors of New Hope Christian Community Center of Norfolk, Virginia, member of the Council of Exceptional Children, American Association of School Administrators and Nova University Alumni Association. Dr. Clark has received numerous national, state and local awards. Among them include Rumni Forum of Hampton Roads, Extraordinary Commitment to Education from the Temple of Israel, Patrick Daly Memorial Award for Excellency in Education from Yale University and the Dr. L. D. Britt Community Service Award from the city of Norfolk.

The most challenging and rewarding achievements took place when Dr. Clark was principal of Bowling Park Elementary School. There, the students and parents were cooperative, supportive and committed to education. The old African American proverb was deeply rooted in the community of Bowling Park School: “It takes a village to raise a child.” The church, scouts, recreational leaders, businesses, etc., were active participants in teaching the students. When Bowling Park School scored in the top five percent of the state achievement test, the students’ achievement proved what can happen when the school and community work together.

Dr. Clark is married to Dr. Reuthenia C. Clark, Principal of Azalea Middle School in Norfolk, Virginia, and they have two children Dr. Victor P. Clark, hospitalist physician at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and Sentara Princess Anne Hospital in Virginia Beach and Dr. Johanna Clark Melton, surgical assistant and high school biology teacher in Austell, Georgia.

Strong faith-based spiritual awareness and strong family morals and values have been the greatest assets in Dr. Clark’s life. His father Bishop Herman Clark, Sr. was his pastor for the majority of his life and spiritual growth and training were always emphasized in the family home. One scripture of which both his parents have always reminded him is “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). These same spiritual values and morals are continuing to be developed at his present church Gethsemane Community Fellowship Baptist Church under his pastor the Reverend Dr. Kirk T. Houston, Sr.


Community Appreciation, 1976: Roberts Park Civic League

NPS (Norfolk Public Schools) After Bussing, 1983.

Distinguished Services: Hampton Roads Chanber of Commerce: 1985–87. Outstanding City Professional Leader, Norfolk, 1990.

Danforth Scholars (Old Dominion University), 1992.

Excellence Award for Black Media Professionals, 1993.

Outstanding Black Male, Urban League, 1995.

National Red Book, Best School in the Nation, Time Magazine, 1995

NASCCE (National Association of State Coordinators of Compensatory Education), 1995. Patrick Francis Daly Memorial Award, 1995.

L. D. Britt, Community Service, 1996.

Omega Phi Psi Fraternity, Man of the Year, 1997.

Gethsamane Black Achievement Award, February, 2012.


Student Achievement: Collaboration, A Main Ingredient, Virginia Council for Exceptional Children, 2012 (http://tinyurl.com/bpk7gge)

Connecting with Parents of Young Children, Virginia Journal of Education, 2010

Enhancing Teacher Performance – A Toolbox of Strategies to Facilitate Moving Behavior from Problematic To Good To Great (https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781475817881) focuses on the academic performance of African American males, 2016



Born Leaders vs. Trained Leaders, State Conference, Old Dominion University, 2013

Improving Student Academic Performance and Staff Morale for the Virginia Beach Public School System, 2013


Omega Psi Phi

Elementary Principals Association Education of Exceptional Children ASCD

Elementary Reading Association

Meet Our Faculty

Jason Baker, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President of Teaching and Learning & Professor

757.352.4447 jasobak@regent.edu
Glenn Brown, Ed.D.


Math Specialist Program Chair

757.352.4567 glenbro@regent.edu
William Cox Jr. , Ph.D.


Christian School Program Chair

757.352.4281 wallcox@regent.edu
Jenny Sue Flannagan, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

Director, Math & Science Center

Elementary Education Program Chair

757.352.4123 jennfla@regent.edu
Linda D. Grooms, Ph.D.


Post-Master's Program Chair

757.352.4862 lindgro@regent.edu
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
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
T.J. Wolfe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

C & I Program Chair

Instructional Design & Technology Program Chair

757.352.4615 tjwolfe@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.
Robin Puryear, Ph.D.
Jordan Perry Rhiannon, J.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.
Jacqueline Bruso, M.A.
Rachel Copeland, M.Ed.
Susan Crosland, M.Ed.
Myra Jessie Flint, M.Ed.
Sarah McKown, M.A.
Donna Revellon, M.A.
Sydney Seligman, M.Ed.
Carolyn Thompson, M.A.