Dr. Katie Evans and Alexy Gabriel Karam on "Think About It"

Dr. Katie Evans

Dr. Katie Evans is a Professor of Mathematics and the Dean of Science and Engineering at Houston Christian University (HCU). Prior to HCU, she was on faculty at Louisiana Tech University for 16 years in the College of Engineering and Science, where she was on the faculty and served in various administrative roles. Dr. Evans serves on the Interim Executive Committee and as Chair of the New Programs Committee for the Grand Challenges Scholars Program, founded by the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. She earned her BS in Mathematics from Morehead State University and her MS and PhD in Mathematics at Virginia Tech. After a postdoctoral position in Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State University, she joined Louisiana Tech, where she is now Professor Emerita. Dr. Evans is passionate about interdisciplinary efforts to provide innovative and applicable learning experiences to students. She enjoys spending time with her family, doing projects around the house, and being involved in church activities.

Alexy Gabriel Karam 

Alexy Karam is an HCU alum who graduated in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and completed the Honors College at HCU as well. Throughout his undergraduate studies, he worked closely with the alumni association and was a student worker in the library and tutoring center. He also had the opportunity to work with COSE faculty as a supplemental instructor. All of his siblings called HCU their home during their undergraduate studies and this has been a blessing for his entire family. He was provided with many opportunities to pursue what he loves all while keeping Christ in the center of it all. He currently works as the COSE student success specialist where he has the opportunity to holistically support and advise students as well as build great relationships with faculty. As a student, he fell in love with the mindset of prioritizing and putting God first and hopes to continue to carry out this mission in his new role as part of the faculty family.