• Michael Basquez: First-Generation College Student

    Michael Basquez ’21, majored in Psychology and minored in Studio Art while at HBU. The Spring, Texas native came to HBU as a first-generation college student. In addition to working on campus, his involvements included being the Student Government Association President, a First-Year …

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  • Joel Stanulonis: Assistant Professor of Art & Visual Art

    Joel Stanulonis is Assistant Professor of Art in the department of Visual Art at Houston Baptist University. He received his BFA from HBU in 2012 and earned an MFA at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Joel specializes in classical representational painting and teaches …

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  • Brianna Romero: College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

    Brianna Romero majored in psychology and is graduating in May 2021. At HBU, Brianna has been involved with Life Tree Ministries (an apartment ministry), has been a Young Life high school leader, and has worked as an events intern in the Department of Events & Conferences. She plans …

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  • David Fresch: Pastor of North Sea Baptist Church

    David Fresch graduated from HBU with degrees in Mass Media and Computer Information Systems Management in 2003; his wife, Scottie, graduated from HBU the same year. David went on to graduate from Fuller Theological Seminary. His family lives in Norway; David …

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  • Dr. Lisa Ellis: Assistant Professor of Biology

    Dr. Lisa Ellis is an Associate Professor of Biology in the College of Science and Engineering. She teaches a variety of Biology courses and is actively involved across campus, including admissions, athletics, First-Year Experience and FYS, QEP, TRiO, and the Institutional …

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  • Quincy Collins: Founder of Families Helping Families

    Quincy Collins graduated from HBU in 2005 with degrees in Finance and Music Performance. His wife, Nikki, graduated the same year; they have two children. Quincy worked as a financial analyst after graduation, and has worked in telecommunications for the past decade. Quincy …

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  • Dr. Keith Newman: President of Southern Nazarene University

    Dr. Keith Newman graduated from HBU in 1986. The History and Christianity major went on to serve nine years as a Houston police officer and 17 years as a pastor. He then moved into the higher education arena …

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  • JJ Worthen: Department of Music

    JJ Worthen ’06 was a Music Theory and Composition major during his time at HBU. He currently works at Microsoft and is a worship leader at Second Baptist Church’s Woodway campus. JJ has performed locally and globally, and …

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  • Dr. Ernest Liang: Director of the Center for Christianity in Business

    Dr. Ernest Liang is the Director of the Center for Christianity in Business and Associate Professor of Finance at the Archie W. Dunham College of Business. He has spent over 25 years as a senior finance executive in …

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  • Dr. Randy Wilson: Professor of Sociology

    Dr. “Randy” Wilson is Professor of Sociology at HBU, where he has been teaching since 1997. His interests have been focused on American Christianity, culture and the family. During the rapid changes at HBU over the past several …

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