• Culture Influencers

    Culture Influencers: Scott Robinson

    Political science professor, Dr. Scott Robinson, has released his first edited volume, “Eric Voegelin Today: Voegelin’s Political Thought in the 21st Century” (Lexington Books, 2019). This timely volume, co-edited by Lee Trepanier and David Whitney, builds on the works of 20th-century philosophical giant, Eric Voegelin, to explain how the diminishing of religion in society produces …

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    Culture Influencers: Nancy Pearcey

     During the 2018-19 school year, Nancy Pearcey, professor of Apologetics and scholar-in-residence, spoke at 17 invited conferences and events. Most of these events involved giving multiple presentations. Many of the invitations focused on Pearcey’s most recent book, “Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality.” In addition, she was asked to present on …

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    Culture Influencers: Timothy Ewest

    Dr. Timothy Ewest, associate professor of Management in the Archie W. Dunham College of Business, has been appointed as a visiting scholar at The Institute for Faith, Work & Economics (IFWE). His appointment is for a two-year period beginning June 1, 2019. IFWE was founded by Hugh Whelchel, their acting executive director and author of …

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    Culture Influencers: Julianna Leachman

     Dr. Julianna Leachman, assistant professor of Literature, was recently awarded the Carson McCullers Society 2018 Outstanding Conference Paper Prize for her paper, “Hunchbacks and Idiots: Looking Towards Home in McCullers’ Ballad of the Sad Café and Dostoevsky’s The Idiot,” which she presented on the Marginalized Bodies and Alternative Affects panel at the biennial Society for …

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    Culture Influencers: John Spoede

    From June 7 through June 14, 2019 Dr. John T. Spoede, Jr., LPC-S, LCDC, NCC, CSC (Licensed Professional Counselor- Supervisor, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, National Credentialed Counselor, Certified School Counselor and the Director, Center for Research and Doctoral Studies and Assistant Professor of Education), acted as the trip lead for a group of 23, including …

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    Culture Influencers: Gardo Blado

    Dr. Gardo Blado’s paper, “Entanglement and the Generalized Uncertainty Principle,” with HBU undergraduate students Francisco Herrera (2020) and Joshuah Erwin (2016) which was published in 2018 at the peer-reviewed physics journal Physics Essays, was selected to be featured in the “Undergraduate Research Highlights” section in the Spring 2019 edition of the peer-reviewed journal Scholarship and …

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    Culture Influencers: Rhonda Furr

    On June 23, Rhonda Furr gave a joint organ recital at South Main Baptist Church with two other Houston university organ professors, Daryl Robinson (University of Houston) and Jeong-Suk Bae (University of St. Thomas). This recital kicked off a week-long Pipe Organ Encounter for advanced high school organ students from around the US.

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    Culture Influencers: Alaniz and Wilson

    Dr. Katie Alaniz, assistant professor of Education, and Dr. Dawn Wilson, professor of Education, were invited to present at the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Elementary Technology Conference, which took place in Galveston, from June 9-11. Their session was entitled, “Sail the Six C’s of Learning in the Digital Age.” This session integrated concepts contained …

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