Employee Spotlight 01: Dr. Anthony Edwards


Dr. Anthony Edwards photographed in the Panola College Health and Natural Sciences Building on Feb. 6.

PC: Tell us about yourself.

AE: I earned a Bachelor of Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University, a Master of Health Administration from the Texas A&M Health Science Center, and a Doctor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Tarleton State University. I have experience as a secondary science teacher at Huckabay ISD, Granbury ISD, and Fort Worth ISD.

I also worked in higher education as a dual credit instructor for Hill College and Assistant Professor (of Health Professions Technology) and Director of Global Campus Outreach (Online Programs) at Tarleton State University.

PC: What is your official position at Panola College?

AE: Professor of Biology.

PC: What do you currently teach?

AE: BIOL 2401: Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lecture; BIO1L: Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab; BIOL 2404: Introductory Anatomy and Physiology; BIOL 2404L: Introductory Anatomy and Physiology Lab.

PC: What are your favorite things about teaching?

AE: I enjoy helping students become more involved in their learning. Rather than lecture throughout class, I use a variety of techniques for engaging students.

I also enjoy preparing students for the workforce.

PC: What do you enjoy about Panola College?

AE: I enjoy the family atmosphere at Panola College. Faculty and staff have continually supported me here, especially my colleagues. I have enjoyed learning science teaching strategies from my colleagues in the Biology Department and sharing some of my own. I also enjoy teaching at the same college that my wife, mother-in-law, and father-in-law attended. In fact, I teach in the department where my father-in-law was a student.

PC: How long have you been at Panola College?

AE: I joined the faculty at Panola College beginning in the fall semester of 2019.

PC: Where did you grow up?

AE: I grew up in San Antonio, TX

PC: What is your favorite hobby? What do you do with your free time?

AE: In my free time, I enjoy exercising, Bible reading, playing and watching sports, singing, and learning Spanish.


We would like to thank Dr. Anthony Edwards. Keep an eye open for more spotlights, coming soon.