Graduate School

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The Graduate School Faculty and Staff

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

Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost
Founding Dean, School of Behavioral Sciences

Professor of Counseling and Practical Theology
(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.

Vice Provost for Academic Operations
Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
(434) 592-4030    

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.

Vice Provost for Graduate Education &
Dean of The Graduate School 
Associate Professor of History
(434) 592-4044

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. He joined the history faculty at Liberty University in 2005 where he remains a member of the graduate faculty. Prior to being named Vice-Provost for Graduate Education, Dr. Mann served in several academic administration roles including Associate Dean for Online Programs, College of Arts & Sciences, Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Dean of the Graduate School. Dr. Mann and his wife Susi live in Lynchburg, Virginia and are the parents of four children.

Gretchen Cline

Graduate Administrative Coordinator   
(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 M.A. 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.