June 25: Brenda Whaley
Dr. Brenda Whaley is a professor of Biology and an administrative SACSCOC Officer. Dr. Whaley was named HBU Faculty Woman of the Year in 2000, received the Opal Goolsby Excellence in Teaching Award in 2001, and was named the HBU Minnie Stevens Piper Professor Nominee in 2003 and 2004. She is a leader and a servant within the College of Science and Mathematics, and in the University as a whole.
July 2: Psychology Student Hannah John
Hannah John is a standout student in HBU’s Psychology program. An excellent program within HBU’s College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, the HBU Psychology degree trains students in multiple disciplines including individual, social and cultural psychology. Coursework prepares students for further study and meaningful application.
July 9: Education Student Gabriel Byrd
Gabriel Byrd is majoring in Education, and additionally serves as the head football equipment manager for the Huskies Football team. HBU’s Education program encompasses numerous options for use in the K-12 and higher education settings. Learners are prepared in subject matter competency and in teaching strategies.
July 16: Dr. Timothy Brookins
Dr. Timothy Brookins serves as the director of Graduate Programs for the School of Christian Thought, program coordinator for Graduate Theology Programs, interim chair for the Department of Theology and assistant professor of Classics and Biblical Languages. Dr. Brookins specializes in the Greco-Roman context of early Christianity, with a primary emphasis in the Pauline epistles. A new program, Master of Arts in Classics and Early Christianity, is being launched.
To learn more, visit the HBU School of Christian Thought or HBU Admissions may be reached at 281-649-3211.
To hear the podcast, visit Episode #66 Timothy Brookins – Director of Graduate Programs, School of Christian Thought.
July 23: John Tyler, Jr.
Dr. John Tyler, Jr. is the program coordinator for Legal Studies and associate professor of Government. Dr. Tyler practiced commercial, civil rights and toxic tort litigation as an attorney in Texas for 35 years. As a professor, his teaching emphasizes the dynamic conflict between the political, moral and historical dimensions of law that formed the Western legal tradition.
To learn more, visit the HBU School of Humanities or HBU Admissions may be reached at 281-649-3211.
To hear the podcast, visit Episode #67 John Tyler – Associate Professor of Government.
July 30: Dr. Steven Mark
Dr. Steven Mark serves as the director of Graduate Programs and chair for the Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance in the Archie W. Dunham College of Business. He is an associate professor of accounting. Having had years of hands-on corporate experience, Dr. Mark brings a rich knowledge base. His primary teaching focus centers on Accounting Information Systems and Cost/Managerial Accounting.
To learn more, visit the HBU Archie W. Dunham College of Business or HBU Admissions may be reached at 281-649-3211.
To hear the podcast, visit Episode #68 Steven Mark – Director of Graduate Programs, Archie W. Dunham College of Business.
August 18: Dr. Dianne Reed
Dr. Dianne Reed is the director of the doctorate program, EdD in Executive Educational Leadership, and a professor of Education. The Doctor in Executive Educational Leadership was HBU’s first doctoral program, making Houston Baptist University a national, comprehensive University. The College of Education is launching a second doctoral program, the Doctor Education in Special Education Leadership.
To learn more, visit the HBU College of Education and Behavioral Sciences or the HBU Graduate School may be reached at 281-649-3269.
To hear the podcast, visit Episode #69 Dianne Reed – Director of Doctorate Program & Professor of Education.
August 13: MFA Student Kingsley Onyeiwu
MFA Student Kingsley Onyeiwu will graduate in May. Kingsley’s work, along with other MFA students’ work, will be on display in the University Academic Center following the opening reception on April 19. The HBU Master of Fine Arts program is a Christian-based, two-year studio program with specialization in the areas of two-dimensional studies (painting, drawing and printmaking) and three-dimensional studies (sculpture and ceramics).
August 20: Cinema Student Rene Maldonado
Rene Maldonado is a student in HBU’s Cinema & New Media Arts program. The Cinema & New Media Arts Program at HBU provides a challenging and creative environment for students to develop their abilities and prepare for work in film, media and the web.
September 3: Joe Hale
Joe Hale started his first international school in 1983 while serving as a missionary in Korea. Since then, the Network of International Christian Schools has become 17 schools across 15 countries serving thousands, and is growing.
To learn more, visit the Network of International Christian Schools.
To hear the podcast, visit Episode #72 Joe Hale – Founder & President of the NICS.