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.
#189 – Kathy Bilyeu: HBU Fine Arts Museum Director
Kathy Bilyeu is a native Houstonian, a Navy veteran, and currently serves as the HBU Fine Arts Museum Director. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Houston, and a Master of Fine Arts at HBU. She also has a computer design degree and spent three years studying painting at a private school in Italy. Kathy is an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at HBU; she teaches several graduate and undergraduate studio art classes, as well as art history.
#188 – Anthony Suber: Master of Fine Arts
Anthony Suber is completing his Master of Fine Arts at HBU. Anthony has taught fine arts for almost two decades, 15 of which have been at the Kinkaid School. He is one of the founding members of the nonprofit arts organization, The Black Man Project, in Houston. Anthony was recently selected to exhibit a public sculpture for True North 2021, a collection of regional contemporary art in the Houston Heights.
#187 – Callie Smith: Online Director of Marketing & Recruitment
Callie Smith is the HBU Online Director of Marketing and Recruitment. She oversees the planning and implementation of a comprehensive marketing strategy for the division that spans across multiple media channels, as well as branding, design and copywriting. Callie earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Liberty University. She joined HBU in early spring of 2017 with the launch of the online division and has enjoyed contributing to and watching the growth of the online programs.
The Pampell Online Division offers more than 30 100% online graduate and undergraduate programs to accommodate students with demanding family and work schedules, with small, highly interactive classes and dedicated faculty mentors to ensure a personalized academic experience and enhanced opportunities for every student to succeed.
#186 – Preston Sharp: School of Christian Thought
Preston Sharp is a Practical Theology major at HBU, scheduled to graduate in 2022. He has served as a student missionary and is involved in Kaleo Discipleship. Preston is a worship leader and seeks to continually grow personally and spiritually as he encourages others to grow as well.
#185 – Ryan Pratt: HBU Head Men’s Soccer Coach
Ryan Pratt is the HBU head men’s soccer coach since 2017. Pratt explains, “While soccer is rare at the Division I level in Texas, it is the world’s most popular game! Soccer is thriving in Texas at all levels – professional, college, high school and club – and I am very excited and humbled to have the opportunity to do what I love at an institution like HBU!” Coach Pratt helps develop players who perform at their highest potential and has led the team to achieve multiple honors.
#184 – Cody Harrington: Veteran & International Student Coordinator
Cody James Harrington is the HBU Coordinator of International and Veteran Student Services. The Office of International and Veteran Student Services works with students, ensuring they are in compliance with legal requirements and are served effectively. Cody was an airborne paratrooper in the US Army from 2004 to 2012. As a Biblical Studies major while at HBU, Cody focused on professional development in Christian ethics and principles as the foundation for his character. He believes that a degree will give you a job, but character will give you a calling.