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October 2: Dr. Michael Rosato
Dr. Michael Rosato is associate provost for Academic Affairs and a professor of Education for HBU. His blend of experience in both teaching and student services helps give Dr. Rosato a well-balanced perspective. His areas of research interest include teaching methods and brain research related to student achievement and school improvement.
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October 9: Dr. Doris Warren
Dr. Doris Warren is the dean of the HBU College of Science and Mathematics and a professor of Chemistry. She has served the University since 1967. As a professional chemist, she developed the analytical chemistry curriculum for HBU. Dr. Warren’s writings, research, committee work and volunteer service have benefited the University and many others.
October 16: Dinesh D’Souza
Dinesh D’Souza is an author and filmmaker. He is known for making apologetics points and writing patriotic manifestos and political tell-alls. D’Souza’s well-known books include, “The Big Lie,” “What’s So Great About America” and “What’s So Great About Christianity.” His film documentaries include “2016: Obama’s America,” “America: Imagine the World Without Her,” as well as “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party.”
October 23: Dr. Craig Evans
Dr. Craig Evans is the John Bisagno Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins for HBU. He is an expert on the historical grounds of New Testament writings. Dr. Evans has published more than 600 scholarly studies, including more than 70 books. His book, “Fabricating Jesus: How Modern Scholars Distort the Gospels,” is a best-seller.
October 30: Mary Jo Sharp
Known for her expertise in public speaking and writing, Assistant Professor of Apologetics Mary Jo Sharp emphasizes relational connections in apologetic engagement. She has written the influential Bible study, “Why Do You Believe That?” and is a contributor to several collected works of apologetics including, “A New Kind of Apologist,” and “In Defense of the Bible.” She also regularly writes curriculum with LifeWay Christian Resources.
November 6: Ron Cottrell
HBU Men’s Head Basketball Coach and Associate Director of Athletics Ron Cottrell has one of the longest coaching tenures, and is one of the most successful collegiate basketball head coaches in the NCAA. He has risen to the challenge of every level in which HBU has competed since he began his service to HBU in 1990.
November 13: Dr. Jason Lester
Dr. Jason Lester is the dean of the School of Fine Arts, and program coordinator for the Music Department. He leads his students in developing their skills as artists, musicians and teachers. Additionally, Dr. Lester is an active performer, at ease in operatic, concert and song literature repertoires.
November 20: Dr. Michael Licona
Dr. Michael Licona is an associate professor of Theology for HBU. He is a preeminent scholar whose expertise lies in the historical evidence for the resurrection of Jesus and the historical reliability of the Gospels. His academic books include “The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach” and “Why Are There Differences in the Gospels: What We Can Learn From Ancient Biography.”
November 27: Dr. David Hao
Dr. David Hao is the HBU dean of the Department of Student Success & Advising. His team helps ensure student success through initiatives like the Academic Success Center, TRIO Student Success Program and the First-Year Success Program. Numerous resources help HBU students succeed in each area of college life and career preparation.
December 4: Dr. Holly Ordway
Apologetics Professor Dr. Holly Ordway’s work centers on cultural and imaginative apologetics. Her writing includes the books, “Not God’s Type: An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms,” and “Apologetics and the Christian Imagination: An Integrated Approach to Defending the Faith.” Her current project is a literary- critical study of J.R.R. Tolkien for Kent State University Press.
December 11: Dr. Teresa McIntyre
Dr. Teresa McIntyre is dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, and a professor of Psychology for HBU. She has broad experience in teaching, research and practice in clinical and health psychology. Her work is recognized in the U.S. and internationally. Her book, “Educator Stress: An Occupational Health Perspective,” was released this year.
December 18: Dr. Philip Tallon
Dr. Philip Tallon is chair of the Apologetics department. As a professor, he researches the intersection of theology, culture and the arts. His books include “The Absolute Basics of the Christian Faith,” and “The Poetics of Evil.”