The Graduate School Faculty and Staff

Ronald E. Hawkins, D.Min., Ed.D.

Vice President for Academic Affairs & Vice Provost
Professor of Counseling and Practical Theology
rehawkin@liberty.edu     (434) 592-4030

Dr. Hawkins serves on the Executive Board for the American Association of Christian Counselors. He is a pastor, author, and frequent presenter at AACC’s regional and national conferences, Marriage and Family Conferences, Christian Camps, and Men’s Retreats.  Dr. Hawkins has authored Strengthening Marital Intimacy and The Quick Reference Guide to Biblical Counseling with Dr. Tim Clinton. He is a contributing author to recent publications such as The Hope in Winter, Totally Sufficient, The Complete Marriage Manual, and Christian Counseling Today.  A diploma graduate of Davis Bible College, Dr. Hawkins has a B.A. from Barrington College, an M. Div. from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, a D. Min. from Westminster Theological Seminary, an Education Specialist degree from Lynchburg College, and an Ed. D. from Virginia Tech.  He and his wife Peggy live in Lynchburg, Virginia and are the parents of four children.


Kevin D. Corsini, Ph.D.

Administrative Dean for Graduate Programs
Associate Professor of Counseling
kdcorsini@liberty.edu     (434) 592-3217

Dr. Corsini serves as Dean of the Graduate School, Administrative Dean for Graduate Programs, and a member of the graduate faculty in the Counseling Department. His primary area of research interest is Attachment Theory and its influence on Emotion Regulation and Religious Coping. Dr. Corsini has experience as an executive in business, as an ordained pastor, and is an active volunteer in his community. He has a B.B.A. from University of Georgia, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Liberty University.


Douglas F. Mann, Ph.D.

Dean of the Graduate School 
Associate Professor of History
dmann@liberty.edu    (434) 592-4306

Dr. Mann serves as the Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Dean of graduate online programs in the College of Arts and Sciences and is a member of the graduate faculty in the History Department. Dr. Mann’s research interests include Atlantic World History (15th -19th century), Christianity in the Atlantic World, the history of Consumption and Material Culture, as well as the history of New World Slavery. His current research focuses on the material culture of Kingston, Jamaica in the 18th century.  After graduating from Bryan College in 1992 with a B.A. degree in Bible and History, Dr. Mann taught at Providence Christian Academy in Lilburn, GA. Dr. Mann earned an M.A. in Christian Thought from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1997. Dr. Mann then continued his studies at the University of Georgia where he graduated in 2005 with a Ph.D. in History.  Dr. Mann and his wife Susi live in Lynchburg, Virginia and are the parents of four children.


Kevin Struble

Administrative Chair, Graduate and Online Student Affairs & LU Abroad
kdstruble@liberty.edu     (434) 592-4076

Kevin Struble serves as the Administrative Chair of Graduate and Online Student Affairs and Liberty University Abroad, and teaches undergraduate courses as an adjunct instructor. His current area of research interest involves attrition rates in adult online education through Social Learning Theory. Kevin has a B.S. in Religion with a minor in Government, M.A. in Theological Studies, Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction, and is currently a doctoral candidate at Liberty University writing his dissertation in the Doctor of Education program. He and his wife Brittany, a teacher for the Liberty University Online Academy, live in Lynchburg, Virginia.


Jennifer Griffin

Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs & Vice Provost
jogriffin@liberty.edu     (434) 592-4030

Majoring in Psychology with a minor in Health Promotions, Jennifer earned her B.S. from Liberty University in 2005. Currently, she is working towards a Counseling degree in the Liberty University Online program. After graduating from her undergraduate work from Liberty, Jennifer worked at a treatment center as a counselor for children with behavioral and emotional disorders. This challenging but very rewarding work led her to pursue further education as she looks forward to learning more about how to help lead people to a healthy life in Christ. Before becoming Dr. Hawkins’ assistant, Jennifer worked in Academic Support and with the LU Online Office of Disability.


Craig Hammond

Coordinator of Academic Operations
cwhammond@liberty.edu    (434) 592-5489

Craig Hammond received an Associate of Arts in Business and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting through Liberty University in 2011. While putting himself through school, Craig worked as a manager for a local bank, and was also a member of Liberty University’s Accounting Society. He made the switch to working for Liberty’s graduate school in 2011 once he received his Bachelor’s degree, and is currently working towards attaining a Master of Science in Accounting. He and his wife, who also works at Liberty, live in Lynchburg, Virginia and recently had their first child.


Gretchen Cline

Graduate Administrative Coordinator
gcline2@liberty.edu    (434) 592-6190

Gretchen Cline serves as the Graduate School’s Administrative Coordinator. A native Virginian, Cline attended Virginia Commonwealth University earning her
BFA in Theatre Arts. She is currently working toward her MA in Worship and Music studies with an interest in the increasing role of the arts in ministry. Cline currently serves as musical director of a youth praise band at her local church and teaches private violin, guitar, and songwriting. Before coming to the graduate school, Gretchen worked in the Liberty University Nursing program as a Faculty Support Coordinator.