Dr. David J Davis is the Director of the Master of Liberal Arts and an Assistant Professor in History at Houston Baptist University.  His reviews and essays on cultural and religious topics have appeared in Books & Culture, The American Conservative, and The New Criterion. He teaches and researches British History (particularly the reign of the Tudors), the Reformation, the Northern Renaissance, and the History of Technology and Science. He can be reached at

Dr. Sara Frear is an Assistant Professor of History at Houston Baptist University. Her research interests include American women, religion, and popular culture. Off-hours, she can be found playing with her cats, growing herbs in her patio garden, and hosting dinner parties. Her email is

Dr. Collin Garbarino is an Assistant Professor in History at Houston Baptist University. His interests include the classical tradition, the early church, and the creation of culture. He lives in Sugar Land, TX, with his wife and four children. He can be reached at or @cgarbarino.

Dr. Chris Hammons is the husband of Daniela, father of two children, and Master of Jake the Dog. He is the Dean of the School of Humanities and Professor of Government at Houston Baptist University where he teaches a variety of courses on the American Founding and Constitutional Government. He can be reached at  Find the School of Humanities on Facebook!

Dr. Steven L. Jones is an Assistant Professor of Classics at HBU. His interests include the classical tradition and its intersection with Christianity and American Culture. Baseball and Dr. Pepper also compete for his attention. He is married, has 4 daughters, and has vowed to keep pestering his wife to have kids until they have a boy or a girls basketball team. He can be reached at or on Twitter @steven__jones.

Dr. Anthony M. Joseph is Associate Professor of History at Houston Baptist University. His interests include American legal history and understandings of unborn life in the Western Tradition. He lives in Houston with his wife. Jessica, and three children.

Dr. Marie A. Mater is an Associate Professor of Speech Communication at Houston Baptist University. She grew up on a farm and cattle ranch in Kansas and now lives in Texas, but she has also lived in Ireland, Malaysia, and Singapore. She has traveled in 32 countries/territories and teaches intercultural communication and rhetoric. Her email address is

Dr. Louis Markos, is a Professor in English and Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University, and holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities; his books include  From Achilles to Christ: Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics, Lewis Agonistes: How C. S. Lewis can Train us to Wrestle with the Modern and Postmodern World, Apologetics for the 21st Century, On the Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road to Virtue in Tolkien and Lewis, and, most recently, Heaven and Hell: Visions of the Afterlife in the Western Poetic Tradition. You can read more about Dr. Markos at or email him at

Dr. Emily E. Speller is an Assistant Professor of Literature at Houston Baptist University. She especially enjoys teaching and researching early modern British literature, including the works of Shakespeare, Milton, and the metaphysical poets. She thinks Burton’s Anatomy of Melancholy is chicken soup for the soul. She can be reached at, and she thinks you should check out HBU English on Facebook.

Dr. Doni M. Wilson is a Professor of English at Houston Baptist University and has a middle schooler named Christopher. Her interests include twentieth century literature, classical music, and creative nonfiction. She is working on a book about the Pulitzer Prize winning poet Mary Oliver for the University of South Carolina Press. She can be reached at

Dr. Randy Wilson is the “headmaster” of the Houston Baptist University chapter of the School of Rock. He is a Professor of Sociology and uses this expertise to learn about our American experiences of culture, Christianity and family. During his life in Christian higher education he has developed a strong interest in ways to strengthen teaching and learning. His wife is a faculty member in the School of Education and his daughter is teacher in the Pasadena ISD. He can be contacted at

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