Avin Brownlee, PhD

Avin Brownlee

Contact:

Office Address: SCI 231
Phone: (281) 649-3189

abrownlee@hbu.edu
Professor of Biology

Education

  • BS in Biology, West Texas State University
  • MCS in Biology and Chemistry, University of Mississippi
  • PhD in Biology, University of Mississippi

Courses Taught

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • General Biology
  • Genetics
  • Histology
  • Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
  • Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Human Anatomy

Teaching Focus

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.

Additional Information

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.