Rosalind Kennerson-Baty

Office Information:

Office: Castellaw Communication Center 143
Office Hours: TR 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. or by appointment

Mailing Address:

Dept. of Communication Studies
One Bear Place # 97368
Baylor University
Waco, TX 76798-7368

Rosalind Kennerson-Baty Vita


  • B.A., English, Texas A&M University
  • M.A., Communication, Baylor University
  • Ed.D, Educational Leadership, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor


Rosalind Kennerson-Baty works as full-time lecturer in the Department of Communication Studies at Baylor University. For the past seven and a half years she has taught classes in nonverbal communication, interviewing, and public speaking for business professionals. Rosalind holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas A&M and a Master of Arts degree from Baylor University.

At the forefront of her research interests is understanding how to bridge the gap between stories lived and stories told in organizational life through appreciation-centered dialogue and development of more inclusive business cultures and practices. Her future research endeavors will examine the role personal coaching has on leadership development in corporate settings as it relates to upper mobility, employer-employee relations, and performance.

In addition to her teaching service, she and her husband Rodrick own and operate Ignite Professional Coaching - a professional development and life coaching business that provides individual and small group consultations for companies and non-profit organizations.

Prior to her affiliation with Baylor, Rosalind worked for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security where she served as a human resources consultant in conducting behavioral assessments, recruitment initiatives, and ensuring candidate compliance with national security clearance standards. Additionally, she has done organizational development work in the public and private sectors in the areas of communication planning and training and development.

Outside of her personal and professional affiliations, she enjoys working with her church in youth focused ministries such as Concepts of L.I.G.H.T., Vacation Bible School and mentoring/life-development coaching initiatives.


  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Public Speaking
  • Interviewing
  • Cross-Cultural Communication


Cross Cultural CSS 3314.01
Interviewing CSS 3306.02

Teaching/Research Interests

  • Intrapersonal communication
  • Intercultural communication
  • The role race, sex, and gender play in organizational life
  • Understanding how appreciative inquiry and dialogue can increase civic engagement and political efficacy in minority populations