Get to Know Regent's Newest Faculty Members
The Regent community is growing in exciting ways this summer, as our full-time faculty expands to include three new members: Dr. Prabo Mihindukulasuriya, Dr. Jonathan Anderson, and Dr. Brittany Melton.
Academic Dean Paul Spilsbury expressed his excitement about all three appointments. “Regent has been blessed with many wonderful faculty members throughout its history, and our three newest professors are no exception. Prabo, Jonathan, and Brittany bring a wealth of gifting and expertise in their respective fields, and they share a deep commitment to theological education that equips and edifies the whole people of God. I’m confident that all three of them will make outstanding contributions to the Regent community in the coming years, and I look forward to welcoming them into their new roles in the coming months.”
Prabo Mihindukulasuriya (History)
Dr. Prabo Mihindukulasuriya was appointed to the role of Assistant Professor in the History of Christianity in May 2023 after spending the 2022/2023 academic year at Regent as a postdoctoral fellow (read the full announcement here). Prabo is an accomplished historian and theologian with particular expertise in the history of Christianity in South Asia. He is also a gifted teacher, as his recent History I and II students would attest. Prabo has already proven himself as a wonderful addition to the Regent community, and his appointment to a permanent faculty role has been celebrated throughout the College.
More from Prabo
"Introducing Dr. Prabo Mihindukulasuriya" (May 2022 interview)
- "History of Christianity in South Asia" (Regent College Podcast, episode 205)
Jonathan Anderson (Arts)
Dr. Jonathan Anderson was appointed to the role of Eugene and Jan Peterson Associate Professor in Theology and the Arts in April 2023 (read the full announcement here). Jonathan is known in the academic world for his nuanced exploration of the role of theology in modern visual art; he is also an accomplished painter whose works have appeared in exhibitions across North America. Jonathan’s background as a scholar and working artist makes him an excellent fit for this unique role in the Regent community—a position that includes not only teaching courses and supervising Integrated Projects in the Arts and Theology but also chairing Regent’s Arts Advisory Committee and overseeing the Dal Schindell Gallery.
More from Jonathan
- jonathan-anderson.com (Jonathan’s website)
"A Hermeneutic of Humility: The Art of Jonathan Anderson" (interview by Bruce Herman, Image 99 [Dec 2018]: 24–32)
Brittany Melton (Old Testament)
Dr. Brittany Melton was appointed to the role of Associate Professor in Old Testament in September 2022 (read the full announcement here); she and her family will be moving to Vancouver before the start of Fall term 2023. Brittany is an accomplished scholar who has written extensively on the Megilloth (Ruth, Esther, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, and Lamentations), divine presence and absence, biblical wisdom literature, and beyond. Matt Lynch, Brittany’s colleague in Old Testament studies, greeted her appointment with excitement, noting that students will benefit greatly from her “curiosity, passion for teaching, academic abilities, and pastoral sensitivities.”
More from Brittany
- "Where is God in the Megilloth? Divine Presence and Absence" (Regent College Podcast, episode 229)
Where is God in the Megilloth? A Dialogue on the Ambiguity of Divine Presence and Absence (Brill, 2018)
Please join us as we welcome Prabo, Jonathan, and Brittany to their new roles and celebrate this next chapter in Regent's academic and community life.