Faculty

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Dr. Will Shafer 

       Will Shafer has been working the catalysis field for close to 12 years. His expertise is in areas of heterogeneous catalysis (e.g. water-gas-shift, aromatization, and Fischer-Tropsch). During this time, he has worked as a consultant, built several research-based reactor systems, managed multiple labs and performed analytical work on a multitude of instruments for these processes. His background is mainly in experimental design and running experiments necessary to elucidate the mechanism for several of these types of processes.

       David Coulliette is a native of north Florida who graduated from Asbury College in 1981 with a degree in mathematics. He served for over 20 years as a US military officer, in both the Navy and the Air Force. He earned a Masters degree in math from the University of Central Florida and a PhD in math from Florida State University. During his military career, David served as an educator and researcher in areas that include Navy nuclear power, geophysics, weapons systems development and environmental remediation. He retired in 2000 as an Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and joined the faculty at Asbury University.

    At the University, David has served as professor of mathematics and was the department chair for ten years. He helped the department develop majors in computational mathematics, financial mathematics and engineering mathematics.

Under his leadership, the math department continued its legacy of excellence with 100% acceptance in graduate school, top scores in senior exit exams and top ratings in math modeling competitions. He was named the 2004 recipient of the Francis White Ewbank Excellence in Teaching Award at Asbury University and in 2018 he was designated an Asbury Faculty-Scholar. In 2018, he was recognized with the 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award by the Kentucky Chapter of the Mathematical Association of America, for outstanding performance among undergraduate and graduate mathematics faculty in Kentucky.

    Dave’s research interests are varied, but all center on computational mathematics. He was trained in computational fluid dynamics at FSU and his dissertation application area was mantle dynamics. He has presented and published in geophysical fluid dynamics, computational environmental science, computational biology and computational finance.

 

Heather Hornbeak 

Prof. Hornbeak has broad experience in the areas of design and photography. She was employed at Lifeway Christian Resources in Nashville, TN as a Graphic Designer. She then became the Assistant Marketing Director for Griffin Technology, where her work was seen in every Apple store in the world, CES, MacWorld and various international publications. Hornbeak shifted to opening a studio of her own, training photographers and successfully photographing over 300 events. While in graduate school, she taught multiple photography courses in her hometown’s University. In 2016, Hornbeak graduated with her Master of Fine Arts from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. At Asbury, she serves as an Assistant Professor of Media Communications and Journalism. When she is not working, Hornbeak is busy raising her two young boys and supporting her husband’s career as a musician.