Faculty Profiles

David Edward Harmon assumed the position of chair of the art department and professor of art in 2012. Harmon teaches drawing, painting, art appreciation, art history and a number of other studio courses. He received a calling as an artist at a very young age when he saw the work of Vincent Van Gogh at the City Art Museum in St. Louis, Missouri. He is an experienced artist and educator, having worked in several private and public institutions over the past 32 years including Bethel College-Indiana, University of Arizona, The University of Southern Mississippi, The State University of New York and the Savannah College of Art and Design. He received his MFA degree from the School of Visual Art at Penn State University, University Park, Penn., and his BFA from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. He has had well over 130 art exhibitions of his work as a painter. Harmon has his work in many private and public collections. He frequently juries art exhibitions and presents panel presentations on a variety of art topics in Houston, New York City and San Antonio.

Tim Cooper serves as instructor of multimedia communication and Computer Information Systems. He teaches graphic design for the Department of Art.

Susan Harmon is an adjunct professor of art. She teaches ceramics, crafts and art for elementary school courses. Susan received her MFA degree from Georgia Southern University, two BFA degrees from The School of the Art Institute in Chicago and Illinois State University, Champaign-Urbana. She is a candidate for the MAE degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Susan has had a long career as an artist-educator. She has exhibited her collage paintings in numerous international and national gallery and museum venues. Harmon was recently honored to create a large public art commission mural for the convention center in San Marcos, Texas. The work is titled The Colors of Texas. It is scheduled to be unveiled in fall 2015.

Julie Mize is an adjunct instructor of photography. She received her Master of Art Education degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock and her Bachelor of Science degree in art with all-level education certification from Howard Payne University. Mize is also a secondary school art teacher in the Brownwood ISD.
Photographs exhibited in the High and Dry Photography Exhibit at Texas Tech University – 2012 and 2013
Photographs displayed in the Brownwood Art Association Photo Group’s annual shows – 2012, 2013, 2014
Work exhibited in the Stars of Texas Art Exhibit in Brownwood – 2012, 2013, 2014
Artist demonstrator at the Stars of Texas Art Exhibit in 2012, 2013, 2014
Photograph exhibited in the Granbury Art Association’s Photography Exhibit – 2012

Delayed Start Time

Due to inclement weather, HPU’s Brownwood campus will have a delayed start time on Thursday, Feb. 22. Offices will open at 10 a.m. and classes will begin at 11 a.m.