Dr. Gary Stanlake
Dr. Gary Stanlake, professor of biology, serves as director
of the Texas Institute for Environmental Sustainability at HSU. Upon returning
from Australia in 2011, Stanlake undertook the creation of an institute housed
on the Hardin-Simmons campus dedicated to environmental sustainability. The
Texas Institute for Environmental Sustainability (TIES) is modeled on ARIES
(The Australian Research Institute for Environment and Sustainability) housed
in Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
Stanlake’s interest in microbial ecology spans 35 years from
his Cornell University research on the bioremediation of pentachlorophenol to
his present direction of undergraduate research on algal biofuels.
In addition to teaching, Stanlake has served HSU as a
department head (Biology), graduate program director (Environmental
Management), and dean (Graduate Studies).
In service to the university Stanlake has received the
Cullen Professor, Research-Creativity Award; served two terms as faculty
president; and one semester as visiting professor to Harlaxton College,
- Bachelor of Arts, Biology,
Oklahoma City University, 1966
- Master of Science, Microbiology,
University of Oklahoma, 1973
- Doctor of Philosophy, University
of Oklahoma, 1976
- Postdoc In Chem. Eng., Cornell University, 1977