• LL.M., George Washington University National Law Center, highest honors
  • Postgraduate studies, Ashland Theological Seminary
  • J.D., Capital University Law and Graduate Center
  • B.S., The Ohio State University

Areas of Interest/Teaching

Constitutional Law, International Law, Jurisprudence, Legal History, Federal Jurisdiction, Administrative Law, Civil Procedure


  • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, 2003-2011
  • Member of the Ohio Bar
  • Associate Professor of law at Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in Montgomery, AL for three years
  • Consulted to the Honorable Roy S. Moore, former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court
  • Taught at Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, VA, for nine years
  • Retired as a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve after eight years on active duty
  • Served as a judge advocate in criminal prosecution and defense, legal assistance, and international law on active duty and for over 20 years in the reserves
  • Prepared materials and taught courses on four continents to military officers from more than 50 countries
  • Served as a general practitioner in Geneva, OH
    • Served as city prosecutor and legal advisor to the city council as City Solicitor

Publication Experience

  • Christ’s Atonement as the Model for Civil Justice, 38 AM. J. JURIS. 221 (1993)
  • Just Cause: The Thread That Runs so True, 13 DICK. J. INT’L L. 1 (1994)
  • The Value of Punishment: A Response to Judge Richard L. Nygaard, 5 REGENT U. L. REV. 13 (1995)
  • The Law of Nature: Who Owns the Sea? 2 OAK BROOK C. J. of L. & GOV’T POL’Y 47 (2003)
  • The Law of Nature and the Law of War, 2 OAK BROOK C. J. of L. & GOV’T POL’Y 99 (2003)
  • Chinese and Western Worldviews: Implications for Law, Policy, and War, 6 Regent J. Int’l L. 91 (2008)
  • Marbury v. Madison and the Foundation of Law, 4 Liberty U. L. Rev. 297 (2010)
  • Nuremberg and the Crime of Abortion, published in 42 U. Tol. L. Rev. 283 (2011)
  • Comprehensive List of Dean Tuomala’s Publications


Dean Tuomala is committed to restoring the moral foundations of law. In addition to teaching, he has pursued that commitment having served as legal consultant both here and abroad. He argued the case of Regina v. Demers before the British Columbia Court of Appeals, addressing the unborn child’s right to life under international law and the Canadian Charter, which is currently under review by Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. He was also an international law consultant on the case of New v. Rumsfeld.