Baylor University
Owens

Dr. Brad Owens

Senior Lecturer

Phone: (254) 710-3491
E-mail: Brad_Owens@baylor.edu
Office: Castellaw 234

Courses

  • Editing
  • Advanced Reporting & Writing
  • Public Affairs Reporting
  • Global Community
  • International Communication

Degrees

  • Georgetown University, Ph.D. in Government
  • University of Texas at Austin, Master of Arts (Latin American studies)
  • Baylor University, Bachelor of Arts (Religion and Journalism)

Year Started at Baylor

  • 1998

Background

  • City editor at the Bryan-College Station Eagle. Covered education, religion, sports and politics
  • Worked on the sports desk of the Austin American-Statesman
  • Free-lance writing and editing for many publications (Including the Houston Chronicle and Catholic Spirit)
  • Worked for 10 years as a radio sportscaster, doing high school football, baseball, softball and basketball games for an FM station northeast of Austin
  • Work with media professionals has taken him to Iraq, the Arabian peninsula, Russia and Central Asia, as a researcher, writer and consultant

Accomplishments

  • Research involves the growth of free news media in developing democracies

Hobbie & Interests

  • His wife and two children.
  • His church in Rockdale, Primera Iglesia Bautista.

Favorite Thing about Teaching

  • "Our young journalists are so passionate. They are public-spirited, compassionate, honest. And they are so much fun to be around."

Favorite Thing about Baylor

  • "As an undergraduate at Baylor, I was so blessed to meet professors such as Dan McGee, Robert Baird, Jack Flanders, Linda Walker-Kennedy. They and many others became lifelong role models and friends. This is a school that really puts the student-teacher dynamic first."