Dr. Daniel Browning Jr., a professor of religion, and Eric Warren, a senior from Mobile, Alabama, were recently honored as the William Carey University HEADWAE faculty and student honorees.
An acronym for Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence, HEADWAE was established by the Mississippi Legislature in 1987 to honor individuals on campuses who have made outstanding contributions in promoting academic excellence.
Browning and Warren were among faculty members and students from 34 Mississippi public and private institutions recognized by the Mississippi Legislature at the State Capitol in Jackson on Feb. 2. A luncheon was also held for the honorees.
Prior to joining the Carey faculty in 1990, Browning was an instructor at Tarrant County Junior College in Fort Worth, Texas, and at Texas Christian University, also in Fort Worth. He received his Ph.D. in biblical backgrounds and archaeology at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he also served as an adjunct instructor and teaching fellow.
Browning previously served as an engineer for NASA at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. He received a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and a master’s degree in divinity from Southwestern Seminary. He has published scholarly work in numerous publications, including Biblical Illustrator and Biblical Archaeologist, and has traveled for archaeological work to countries such as Israel and Jordan.
He is married to Dr. Felicia Browning, an assistant professor of nursing at Carey. They have two daughters, Sarah and Rachel.
Warren is a religion major and business administration minor at Carey. A member of the Presidential Honors Program, he has a 4.0 GPA and has been on the President’s List since his first term on campus. He has been inducted into the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, is president of Crusaders for Life and has served on the Baptist Student Union lead team.
A graduate of Faith Academy in Mobile, Warren is the son of Robert and Catherine Warren. His career goal after graduation from Carey in May is to pastor a church.