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Jerry and Sharyn regier

  Dr. Jerry Regier is a Professor of Doctoral Public Policy at Liberty University.  He is also a Walden University Senior Fellow of Geneva Institute for Leadership & Public Policy 

Dr. Regier has a distinguished career in public service having formerly served as Secretary in the Cabinet of two state Governors, and as a policy leader for three U.S. Presidents. He recently retired from Public Strategies where he oversaw federal contracts with the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) as project director for Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRAE) performance measures that served all national SRAE grantees; and was co-lead for the SRAE National Evaluation. 

  Previous appointments in state government include Secretary of the Florida Department of Children & Families under Governor Jeb Bush where he led a department of 25,000 employees, and Secretary of Health & Human Services in the state of Oklahoma under Governor Frank Keating. 

  Appointments in the federal government at HHS were as Assistant Secretary for Policy, and as Associate Commissioner of Children, Youth & Families; and in the Department of Justice as Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. 

He has several academic appointments: Contributing faculty of the School of Public Health and Public Policy at Walden University where he serves on doctoral dissertation committees; and online faculty of the Helms School of Government at Liberty University where he teaches social policy and serves on doctoral dissertation committees. 

  Earlier in his career he was the founder of the Family Research Council, a public policy research and educational organization in Washington, DC, and served as its first President for 5 years. 


  Prior to that he served with Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) for 13 years, at the University of Texas and at the Christian Embassy in DC. 

  Dr. Regier graduated from Grace University in Omaha, NE, and from Michigan State University with a B.A. degree in history. He has a post-graduate Master of Public Administration from Harvard University, a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from The King’s University, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy & Public Administration from Walden University. 

  He lives with his wife Sharyn in the Washington, DC Metro (Ashburn, Virginia). They have four grown children and 14 grandchildren.

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