André Walker is a pre-med major and involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Alpha Epsilon Delta (the pre- med society). In the summer of 2018, he shadowed team physician, Dr. Vishal M. Shah, and participated in the Summer Health Professions Education Program at Columbia University.
Margaret Humphreys has a MS in Student Affairs & Higher Education from Indiana State University and is the director of the HBU Academic Success Center. The ASC helps students excel academically through tutoring, test reviews, weekly study groups, supplemental instruction, English Language Learners (ELL) and reading comprehension specialties, and academic coaching. The department coordinates programming that facilitates strong relationships and effective college experiences for each student.
Aaron Swarts is the assistant director of Career and Calling at HBU. He has excelled in coaching students and alumni in their search for the right fit, whether that be part-time jobs, internships or full-time positions. Swarts has formed partnerships with employers in all industries, assisting small to large companies in finding top candidates. From individual job search strategies to career development workshops, to classroom instruction, Swarts brings a passion for helping HBU students and alumni on their career path, and in their life calling.
Student Paul Hoyt and his teammates were finalists in the first American History and Western Civilization Challenge Bowl, presented by the American Heritage Education Foundation last year. He serves as a member of the Student Programming Board’s executive team. As a scholar in the Honors College, Hoyt has balanced rigorous academics with extensive student involvement and leadership.
Dr. Chris Hammons is the program coordinator for Government and a professor of Government. Dr. Hammons is eager to ensure the Constitution and American founding principles are taught to the next generation. He is the director of The Morris Family Center for Law & Liberty. Thanks to a gift by University founding father Stewart Morris, a classroom building modeled after Independence Hall will be constructed on HBU’s campus. The project will further the Center’s educational and community engagement objectives.
Dr. Melissa Carlton is an assistant professor of Computer Science in the College of Engineering. Dr. Carlton brings specialized cybersecurity strength to the College of Engineering through her participation in the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), experience with one of the National Security Agency (NSA) Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD), and the Joint Task Force for Cybersecurity Education. She worked in information technology in corporate and higher education settings for 26 years before completing her PhD in Information Systems and Security.
Dr. Terre Johnson is the chair of the HBU Department of Music and director of Choral Activities. Dr. Johnson is widely recognized as a leader in choral music, church music, and professional performance production. He has conducted choral groups in university, community, workshop, and church settings across the nation, and in international settings. His original compositions have been performed at HBU and around the world.
Elizabeth Saldivar serves as chair of the Student Foundation, a group whose members serve as fitting representatives of the University, interacting with friends and guests of HBU at various events. She is a student worker in the President’s Office, at the desk of the Academic Success Center, and serves as a tutor. Saldivar also serves as a mentor for the Summer Launch and Impact programs, and is a historian for the Filipino Student Association. As a management major, she is the first person in her family to go to college. HBU.edu/admissions
Dr. Meredith O’Hara is an associate professor of Biology in the College of Science and Mathematics, and is director of the “Under the Microscope” HBU Biology Speaker Series. Dr. O’Hara’s teaching specialties include embryology and anatomy and physiology. She emphasizes critical thinking and the integration of scientific concepts.
Dr. Todd Bates is dean of the HBU School of Christian Thought and a professor of Theology. Dr. Bates is particularly interested in Christianity within culture. He has written broadly in the areas of philosophy, theology, rhetoric and education. As an ordained Southern Baptist minister, he has pastored several churches. In addition to the SCT’s renowned programs on campus and online, students may learn through the Houston Theological Seminary.