Mr. Michael Pearcey
Instructor of Science & Geography
Michael’s philosophy of education is to help students learn the skills of how to learn so that they will be confident in their ability to learn anything they set their minds to. As a peer tutor for three years in the HBU Academic Success Center, Michael helped students succeed in multiple university classes including biology, writing, Spanish, psychology, and philosophy. He is excited to join the Bluebonnet Scholars community and pass on his love of learning to the next generation of students.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Houston Baptist University where he studied in the Honors College and graduated summa cum laude. He earned a double minor in history and psychology, as well as taking classes in biology and international relations. By graduation, Michael had received several awards, including the Alpha Chi Honor Society, the Outstanding Student in Philosophy Award, and the President’s Award. His extracurricular activities included being president of HBU’s chapter of the American Red Cross.
Michael grew up in the Washington, D.C., area and was homeschooled from 4th grade through high school. He has had a lifelong interest in science, especially wildlife conservation and herpetology. As a teenager he volunteered at several nature centers, feeding and caring for reptiles and amphibians. He was also a counselor-in-training for children’s nature camps. In addition, he was a member of the Virginia Herpetological Society, participating in roughly a dozen surveys going into the field with other members to collect research data on reptiles and amphibians. He is currently pursuing higher education in computer science and wildlife conservation.
Michael’s hobbies include teaching himself languages, including Spanish and Portuguese, as well as reading, lifting weights, cooking, and learning piano. In the 2020-21 academic year, he is looking forward to teaching the following BHSC classes: Earth Science and Geography.