The HBU podcast, “Think About It,” features faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds. The podcast is hosted by Dr. Jerry Johnston, vice president for Innovation and Strategic Marketing. “Think About It” is great place to to familiarize yourself with the University and its vision. Each guest featured on the podcast embodies the mission and vision of HBU.
#202 – Dr. Keith Newman: President of SNU
Dr. Keith Newman graduated from HBU in 1986. The History and Christianity major went on to serve nine years as a Houston police officer and 17 years as a pastor. He then moved into the higher education arena and has served as president of Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma, for the last four years. He recently released the book, “Live Last: Mark 9:35.”
#201 – JJ Worthen: Department of Music
JJ Worthen ’06 was a Music Theory and Composition major during his time at HBU. He currently works at Microsoft and is a worship leader at Second Baptist Church’s Woodway campus. JJ has performed locally and globally, and is also using his passion for music and software to build technology for musicians.
#200 – Dr. Ernest Liang: Director of the Center for Christianity in Business
Dr. Ernest Liang is the Director of the Center for Christianity in Business and Associate Professor of Finance at the Archie W. Dunham College of Business. He has spent over 25 years as a senior finance executive in Fortune 100 companies before joining HBU in 2006. A native of Hong Kong, he holds an MBA and PhD from the University of Chicago and is passionate about the integration of faith and work in the marketplace.
#198 – Dr. Randy Wilson: Professor of Sociology
Dr. D.R. “Randy” Wilson is Professor of Sociology at HBU, where he has been teaching since 1997. His interests have been focused on American Christianity, culture and the family. During the rapid changes at HBU over the past several decades he has focused on discovering better ways to help students learn. He has degrees in Religion, Educational Psychology and Sociology.
#195 – Keith Riley: Director of Life Groups
Keith Riley earned a BA in Christianity and Biblical Languages from HBU in 2010, and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies in 2012. He met his wife, Liz, at HBU and they have a daughter, Amaya. At HBU, Keith was a spiritual life intern, REC team member, admissions ambassador, and worked in residence life. After serving as a pastor at Tallowood Baptist Church in Houston, Keith now serves as the Director of Life Groups at Menlo Church in Menlo Park, California.
#214 – Caleb Johnson: Chicago Bears Linebacker
Caleb Johnson played as a linebacker on HBU’s football team. He recently signed with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent; he is the first player in HBU history to sign a contract with an NFL team. Caleb was named the Southland Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Year. As a Husky, Caleb was one of the team captains and earned the Garrett Dolan Leadership Award.