Avin Brownlee, PhD
Professor of Biology
BS in Biology, West Texas State University
MCS in Biology and Chemistry, University of Mississippi
PhD in Biology, University of Mississippi
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
Advanced Human Anatomy
Dr. Brownlee's areas of interest include Anatomy, Physiology, Histology, and Genetics.
Awards and Honors
Dr. Brownlee has been recognized by the University for his outstanding teaching several times. He has received the Opal Goolsby Outstanding Teaching Award in 1978, 1982, 1988 and 1998. In 2009 Dr. Brownlee was the Piper Nominee from the College of Science and Math.
Dr. Brownlee came to HBU in 1973 and was Department Chair from 1990 until 2008. Under his leadership the Biology department underwent extensive curriculum changes, keeping the department at the leading edge of biomedical education. Also, since 1990 the size of the department has more than doubled, two new biology laboratories have been built and a new major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has been added.
Dr. Brownlee's hobbies include motorcycling, golf, hunting, piano, reading and collecting and restoring antique clocks.