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Think About It... from Houston Baptist University
Mar 2, 2020
#148 – Dr. John O. Tyler, Professor of Government
Dr. John Tyler, HBU professor of Law and Jurisprudence, as well as director of the Legal Studies Program, practiced as an attorney in Texas for 35 years, even arguing as lead counsel in two cases before the US Supreme Court. He earned a PhD in Philosophy; his writing and teaching emphasize the political, moral and ...
Feb 24, 2020
#147 – Misty Jones, HBU Women’s Soccer Head Coach
Misty Jones, head coach of the HBU women’s soccer team, joined the University in 2006. The team secured three conference tournament championships and two NCAA tournament appearances, among other accolades. One of the soccer team’s mottos has always been, “In Your Name we play,” reminding players that they represent Christ in everything they do. Visit ...
Feb 17, 2020
#146 – Denim Rogers, HBU Track and Field
Denim Rogers became HBU’s first track athlete to reach the NCAA championships. He is primarily a decathlete. The decathlon is a 10-event competition featuring the pole vault, high jump, long jump, javelin, shot put, discus, 110-meter hurdles, 100-meter dash, 400-meter run, and a 1500-meter run. Denim has prepared for his impressive athletic career since ...
Feb 10, 2020
#145 – Bailey Zappe, HBU Football Quarterback
Bailey Zappe is a junior quarterback on HBU’s football team. In September 2019, he was named the Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week following HBU’s defeat of the University of South Dakota. For the game, Zappe completed 41-of-53 passes for 513 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions for the Huskies, setting new records for ...
Feb 3, 2020
#144 – David Shuster, HBU Golf Head Coach
David Shuster is head coach of the HBU men’s and women’s golf teams. When recruiting athletes, Shuster looks for well-rounded student-athletes. The men’s and women’s teams have enjoyed significant success, including multiple conference championships. He says, “Each one of our golfers has a great opportunity to make a difference, to win championships, and to grow ...
Jan 27, 2020
#143 – Rev. Gregg Matte, Chair of the HBU Board of Trustees
The Rev. Gregg Matte is senior pastor of Houston’s First Baptist Church and chair of the HBU Board of Trustees. Matte joined the Board in 2011, and has helped lead the University through growth in enrollment and programs. Matte grew up in southwest Houston. Before leading Houston’s First, Matte founded Breakaway Ministries at Texas ...
Jan 20, 2020
#142 – Dr. Robert Sloan, HBU President
Dr. Robert Sloan became president of HBU in 2006. Under his leadership, the University has grown in enrollment and now offers 70 undergraduate, 41 master’s, and 3 doctoral programs. Notably, he led the adoption and pursuit of the Ten Pillars Vision, began the Honors College, reinstated NCAA Division I sports, and paved the way ...
Jan 13, 2020
#141 – Dr. Michael Rosato, HBU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Michael Rosato is the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs of HBU. He oversees the registrar, academic deans, curriculum matters, the scheduling of courses, helps with the hiring of new faculty, professional development, and oversees the Moody Library, Academic Success Center, and Office of Career & Calling. Rosato cares deeply about incorporating ...
Jan 6, 2020
#140 – Diane Lamberson, Director of the HBU Gideon Institute Counseling Center
Diane Lamberson, LCSW, joined HBU in August of 2019 as the first director of the Gideon Institute Counseling Center. She is responsible for launching and growing the Counseling Center to provide Christ-centered, biblically rooted, and clinically informed counseling, not only to HBU students, but eventually the community as well. Diane is a Licensed Clinical Social ...