Science and Engineering Faculty and Staff

Dean of Science and Engineering

Dr. Stan Napper

Dr. Stanley NapperDr. Stan Napper was recruited to be the founding dean of the College of Engineering; he began serving HBU in the fall of 2017. In 2019, his role transitioned to dean of the College of Science and Engineering. Dr. Napper has been instrumental in coordinating support for HBU’s programs through the Science and Engineering Advisory Board and in many avenues throughout the region and beyond. His work has elevated the visibility of HBU and the programs under his purview. Dr. Napper has helped secure significant donations to the College, enabling more students to earn their degrees. His leadership has been instrumental in growing the programs and in securing learning space and equipment.

Prior to joining HBU, Dr. Napper was on the faculty of Louisiana Tech University for 33 years. There, Dr. Napper was a professor of Biomedical Engineering and served as vice president for Research and Development after having served nine years as the Dean of the College of Engineering and Science. Napper was active in teaching, research, administration, student organizations, and various professional organizations. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. During the time Dr. Napper was Dean of the College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University, he and the faculty there proposed and created a new BS in Nanosystems Engineering and a new BS in Cyber Engineering, as well as a number of other graduate-level degrees, certificate programs, and research centers, including the Center for Secure Cyberspace, and a designation as a NSA Center of Academic Excellence for Cyber Defense (formerly known as Information Assurance) in both Education and Research. Dr. Napper served two terms as a member of the Board of Directors of ABET (2009-2013). He received both his BS and PhD degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University.

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Faculty and Staff Listing

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Cullen Nursing Center 207
Matthew Blank, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biology
Cullen Science Center 225
Gardo Blado, PhD
Professor of Physics
Cullen Science Center S217
Avin Brownlee, PhD
Professor of Biology
Cullen Science Center S231
Melissa Carlton, PhD
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Atwood II 105
Lisa Ellis, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biology
Cullen Science Center S221
Taiya Fabre, PhD
Professor of Chemistry
Cullen Science Center S105C
Sarah Garza
Administrative Analyst
Cullen Science Center 107C
Curtis Henderson, PhD
Professor of Biology
Cullen Science Center S220
Trae Holcomb, PhD
Professor of Mathematics
Cullen Nursing Center 208
Lester Leonares
Director of Project-Based Labs
Atwood II 109
Paul Lewis, Jr., PhD
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Cullen Nursing Center 209
Jung-Uk Lim, PhD
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Cyber Engineering
Atwood II 107
Stanley (Stan) Napper, PhD
Professor of Engineering & Dean of Science and Engineering
Cullen Science Center S106
Meredith O’Hara, PhD
Associate Professor of Biology, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives
Cullen Science Center S219
Cullen Science Center S223
Vanarat (Amy) Raimondo
Coordinator/Staff Advisor for Pre-Professional Programs
Cullen Science Center 105A/B
Ricardo Ramirez, PhD
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Cyber Engineering
Atwood II 104
Rose Reins, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biology
Cullen Science Center S226
Melvin Robinson, PhD
Assistant Professor of Engineering
Atwood II 108
Tessa Stewart, PhD
Director of Science Labs
Cullen Science Center S216
Saul Trevino, PhD
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Cullen Science Center S107D
Eric Van Caemelbecke, PhD
Professor of Chemistry
Cullen Science Center S210C
Brenda Whaley, PhD
Professor of Biology
Cullen Science Center S224
Hannah Wingate, PhD
Associate Professor of Biology
Cullen Science Center S218
Treacy Woods, PhD
Professor of Chemistry
Cullen Science Center S210A
Marian Zaki, PhD
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Atwood II 106