Mrs. Gretchin Geye

Mrs. Gretchin Geye, biology professor and chair of the Division of Science, concentrates on the nursing pre-requisite courses. Mrs. Geye earned her bachelor’s degree in 1987 and master’s in biology (with a research area in microbiology) in 1991, both from Tarleton State University. She also holds a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction in physics from Texas A&M.

Mrs. Geye lives with her husband outside of Rising Star, where they raise cattle, cotton, hay, and peanuts. They have three grown children. Their son and grandson live and work on the family farm, and they enjoy all of their grandkids as often as possible.



Mr. Ed Barnes

Ed Barnes earned an AAS degree in Veterinary Technology from Lone Star College – Tomball in 1997. After spending nearly 15 years in veterinary nursing, he returned to school at Tarleton State University where he conducted research on the aquatic parasites of the Bosque and Paluxy rivers, earning a bachelor’s degree in biology in 2015. He continued his education at Tarleton State University doing graduate work on the reptile and amphibian communities of the cross timbers ecoregion, earning a master’s degree in biology in 2017.

Mr. Barnes lives in Granbury with his artist wife and gaggle of dogs, cats, fish, and birds.

Mr. Travis Barnes

Travis Barnes is a graduate of Tarleton State University and a 48-year veteran of public school teaching, with successful stints at Borden County, Dublin, Granbury, Erath Excels Academy, Mineral Wells, and Santo ISDs.  He has also taught dual-credit and college courses for Hill College, Central Texas College, and Tarleton State University.

Mr. Barnes is a published researcher, with work in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, conducted at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Ft. Worth.  He and his wife of 52 years have three children and 10 grandchildren.