Houston Baptist University is proud to announce the return of the Author Celebration on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. The event will highlight the written works of HBU faculty and staff that have been published since the last Author Celebration was held in 2019.
The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the MD Anderson Student Center on the HBU campus and is free and open to the public. Guests can meet the authors in person, purchase their books and get books signed.
Featured authors represent a diverse set of fields that include fiction, theology, education, medicine, business, philosophy, history and literature.
Represented HBU authors will include:
- Contributors to Writ in Water, HBU’s Student Literary Journal
- Dr. Robert B. Sloan, HBU President: Hamelin Stoop: The Ring of Truth
- Dr. Louis Markos, Professor of English: From Plato to Christ: How Platonic Thought Shaped the Christian Faith, Ancient Voices: An Insider’s Look at Classical Rome, The Myth Made Fact: Reading Greek and Roman Mythology through Christian Eyes, Ancient Voices: An Insider’s Look at Classical Greece
- Dr. Katie Alaniz, Assistant Professor of Education: Collegial Coaching: Mentoring for Knowledge and Skills That Transfer to Real-World Applications
- Dr. Yongli Luo, Associate Professor of Finance: “Management Compensation and Corporate Governance Reform in China” (Journal of Chinese Governance)
- Dr. Diana Severance, Director, Dunham Bible Museum: The Living Word: Daily readings on the history, influence and impact of the Bible
- Dr. Michael Ward, Professor of Apologetics: After Humanity: A Guide to C.S. Lewis’s The Abolition of Man, “Peak Middle-earth: Why Mount Doom is not the Climax of the Lord of the Rings” (An Unexpected Journal)
- Dr. Barbara Elliott, Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts: “John Paul II and the Spiritual Victory Over Communism” (Saint Austin Review)
- Dr. Ben Blackwell, Associate Professor of Theology & Dr. Randy Hatchett, Professor of Theology: Engaging Theology: A Biblical, Historical, and Practical Introduction
- Dr. Ben Blackwell, Associate Professor of Theology & Dr. Jason Maston, Associate Professor of Theology: Reading Revelation in Context: John’s Apocalypse and Second Temple Judaism
- Dr. Timothy Brookins, Associate Professor of Classics and Biblical Languages: First and Second Thessalonians
- Dr. Bruce Gordon, Associate Professor of History & Philosophy of Science: Three Views on Christianity and Science, “Idealism and Science: The Quantum-Theoretic and Neuroscientific Foundations of Reality” (Edited collection: The Routledge Handbook of Idealism and Immaterialism), “How Does the Intelligibility of Nature Point to Design?” and “Does the Multiverse Refute Cosmic Design?” (The Comprehensive Guide to Science and Faith: Exploring the Ultimate Questions about Life and the Cosmos), “Scientific Explanations Are Not Limited to Natural Causes” and “Gordon’s Response to Bishop” (Problems in Epistemology and Metaphysics: An Introduction to Contemporary Debates)
- Dr. Timothy Ewest, Associate Professor of Management: Faith and Work Christian Research, Perspectives, and Applications
- Dr. Julianna Leachman, Assistant Professor of Literature: “The Price of Restoration: Flannery O’Connor and the Nineteenth-Century Russian Realists” (Solzhenitsyn and American Culture: The Russian Soul in the West)
- Dr. Gary Hartenburg, Associate Professor of Philosophy: Aristotle: Education for Virtue and Leisure
- Dr. Nancy Brownlee, Assistant Professor of Nursing: “History and Physical and Peyronie’s Disease” (Manual of Men’s Health), “Circumcision in the Adult Male: Surgical Considerations” (SUNA Journal)
- Dr. Marie Mater, Associate Professor of Speech Communication: “A Traumatic Tale in Texas: A Mute Patient and a Muted Lone Caregiver” (Survive & Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine)
- Dr. Emily Stelzer, Associate Professor of Literature: “Lear, Luke 17, and Looking for the Kingdom Within” (Religions), “Euphrasy, Rue, Polysemy, and Repairing the Ruins” (Scholarly Milton), Gluttony and Gratitude: Milton’s Philosophy of Eating (Medieval & Renaissance Literary Studies)
- Dr. Encarna Bermejo, Professor of Spanish: Spanish Heritage Learners´ Emerging Literacy: Empirical Research and Classroom Practice
- Dr. Paul Sloan, Assistant Professor of Theology & Dr. Craig Evans, John Bisagno Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins: New Studies in Textual Interplay (The Library of New Testament Studies, 632), Visions and Violence in the Pseudepigrapha (Jewish and Christian Texts)
- Dr. Chris Hammons, Professor of Government: The Origins of Our Founding Principles (With contributions from Dr. Tony Joseph, Dr. David J. Davis, Dr. John Tyler, and Dr. Collin Garbarino)
- Dr. David J. Davis, Associate Professor of History: “Precarious Identities: Studies in the Work of Fulke Greville and Robert Southwell” (Renaissance Quarterly 75.2), “Reforming the Holy Name: The Afterlife of the HIS in Early Modern England” (Journal of Early Modern Christianity, vol. 8), “Jansenism and England: Moral Rigorism across the Confessions” (The Journal of Theological Studies, Vol. 71, issue 2), “Texas History Gets Supersized” (The American Conservative), ‘Our Great Purpose’ Review: What the Invisible Hand Can’t Grasp (Wall Street Journal)
- Dr. Phil Tallon, Associate Professor of Theology: The Absolute Basics of the Wesleyan Way
For additional information or questions, contact Angela Merkle at amerkle@HBU.edu.