School of Science & Human Development

Dr. Scott Robertson works with students in the Zoology lab.

The School of Science and Human Development is the home of the Departments of Biology, Chemistry and Physical Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Education, and Physical Education and Exercise Science. The School offers a variety of programs in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), Teacher Education and Teacher Licensure, Exercise and Sport Science, and Physical and Health Education. Our faculty pride themselves on providing academics rigor in a nurturing environment. Students will also find excellent opportunities to work with faculty mentors in performing undergraduate research.

Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Science and Human Development at Methodist University is to provide an engaging and rigorous learning environment with a strong liberal arts foundation that helps to prepare successful scientists, mathematicians, engineers, educators, professionals in technology and exercise science, and graduates who may choose to pursue advanced degrees at the postgraduate level in their respective disciplines in the global community of the 21st century.

School Dean, Department Chairs & Program Directors

Dean: Dr. Tat Chan

  • Department of Biology
    Chair: Dr. Rob McCandless
  • Department of Chemistry & Physical Science
    Chair: Dr. Narendra Singh
  • Department of Computer Science
    Chair: Dr. Terry House
  • Department of Engineering
    Chair: Dr. Denise Bauer
  • Department of Mathematics
    Chair: Dr. Shivappa Palled
  • Department of Physical Education, Health Education & Exercise Science
    Chair: Dr. Grayson Lipford
  • Master of Education Program
    Director: Dr. Gregory Stewart
  • Teacher Education Program
    Chair: Dr. Jennifer Broome

School of Science & Human Development Programs