I have been at ETBU since August 2001. During my tenure at ETBU, I have taught General Ecology, Environmental Issues, Population Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and General Biology. Prior to ETBU, I worked for Phillips 66 Petroleum Company in the geochemical section of their research facility, South Platte Natural Resources District where I wrote the technical portion of their groundwater management plan, and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Agency. For the past 11 years, I have conducted research on the habitat use of small mammals at the ETBU Environmental Studies area. If you would like to learn more about my research, please visit my Research Summary web page. I am a member of Mobberly Baptist Church in Longview where I teach a pre-teen boys small group and volunteer in the sound booth for the pre-teen ministry.
Biology is the study of the living world created by God. Therefore, the material in my courses is a presentation toward a greater understanding of God. Additionally, I feel that we are one with the Earth and dependent on the physical world for our well being. The study of the physical world will bring us closer to God and provide us with a better understanding our place in God’s creation. Because of these beliefs, my favorite Bible verses are about the earth and our place in it.
One of my favorite Bible verses is Genesis 2:7 because it reminds me that we should consider ourselves one with the Earth and that we are dependent on the physical world for our well being. This requires us to place much importance on the study of the physical world because it is a part of God’s creation, and learning more about the physical world will bring us closer to God.
"The LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being." Genesis 2:7