Faculty & Staff News
Baylor women's golf finished Monday's second round in a tie for 20th place at the Cougar Classic at Yeamans Hall Club in Hanahan, S.C. The Lady Bears shot 16-over-par 304 for a total score of 32-over 608 after the second of three rounds at the 12th-annual tournament.
Baylor (8-2) plays host to Northwestern State (La.) (3-6) Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Ferrell Center in the Bears' first home match since Sept. 2.
If you were to look inside the classrooms at Baylor, you’d quickly see some of the nation’s best professors teaching and mentoring future Baylor alums. Already this fall, two Baylor professors have been recognized for excellence in working with students in their disciplines. Dr. Wade Rowatt, professor of psychology and neuroscience, and Dr. Andrea Dixon, associate professor […]
Baylor football's first Big 12 Conference game vs. Iowa State on Sept. 27 will be played at 7 p.m. CT and will be televised to a full national audience on FOX, the Big 12 Conference announced Monday.
Baylor alum Odyssey Sims is one of 13 players to make the pared down roster for the 2014 USA Basketball Women's National Team, USA Basketball announced.
Sept. 8, 2014
A new study co-authored by Emily Hunter, Ph.D., assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, looks at how restaurant servers, hosts, bartenders, cashiers and managers behave and react when faced with difficult customers. The results found that difficult diners cause staff to exhibit counterproductive work behavior. “The laborious emotional demands of these positions make it difficult for an employee to maintain positive emotions while managing any negative emotions they may experience on the job,” said Hunter. (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist for Baylor Media Communications, covers Hankamer School of Business research and faculty.)
Aug. 21, 2014
Feature story about iconic Baptist preacher/pastor/professor/author Joel Gregory, Ph.D., professor of preaching in Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary, traces his rise from a boy of modest means in Fort Worth to a preacher in prominent churches to a humbling time away from the pastorate and redemption through the support of other Christians and preaching before African-American congregations nationwide. Gregory, who earned his B.A. in Greek and religion from Baylor in 1970 and his Ph.D. in religion in 1983, is quoted extensively about his spiritual journey and “the great unity of Truett.” Also quoted is David Garland, Ph.D., interim provost and former dean of Truett Seminary. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers faculty and research at Truett Seminary.)
Austin American-Statesman/McClatchy-Tribune Information Services: Workers try to put names on migrants who die near border
Sept. 15, 2015
The McClatchy-Tribune wire picks up Claire Osborn’s Austin American-Statesman feature story on the Reuniting Families Project of Lori Baker, Ph. D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, and her team of forensic anthropologists and students, who exhumed remains during the summer at a Texas border cemetery to identify them and return them to their families. Interviewed are Baker and Eva Abernathy, a senior anthropology major from Round Rock, Texas. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, is responsible for covering anthropology faculty and research and has been working with national media on Baker’s story since summer 2012. Lewis arranged for these interviews with Baker and Abernathy.)
Sept. 15, 2014
Profile of Ann Barron-DiCamillo, who earned her B.A. in history from Baylor in 1996, who now serves as manager and chief of operations for the United States-Computer Emergency Readiness Team within the Department of Homeland Security. She leads DHS’ efforts to help build up the country’s cybersecurity posture, coordinate cyber information sharing and manage cyber risks.
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Sept. 11, 2014
Article reflects on the Aug. 31 Baylor-SMU football game where Baylor University honored the family of two deployed Fort Hood soldiers. Michael Barry, assistant director of athletic marketing for Baylor, coordinated the event. “We value our partnership with Fort Hood, because it gives us an opportunity to give back to those that give so much for us,” Barry said. Vanessa Steffel and her two sons, Shawn and Matthew, were recognized on the field at McLane Stadium, while photos of Vanessa’s husband, Capt. Joel Steffel, and their other son, Lance Cpl. Daniel Steffel, both currently deployed, were displayed on the big screen.
Sept. 11, 2014
People struggling with mental illness often turn to pastors for help, but seminaries do very little to train ministers how to recognize serious psychological distress and when to refer someone to a doctor or psychologist, according to a Baylor study published in the Journal of Research on Christian Education. Quoted is lead researcher Matthew S. Stanford, Ph.D., professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers faculty and research in Baylor’s department of psychology and neuroscience and placed this story.)
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Sept. 13, 2014
Curt Nichols, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, discusses the Democratic Party as the country heads into midterm elections, noting that many members of groups that formerly supported the party — such as Southern whites, blue-collar workers, Catholics and rural Americans — have gone over to the Republicans because of the perception that Democrats have abandoned the party’s traditional values. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers faculty and research in Baylor’s department of political science.)
September 12, 2014
Young people who regularly attend religious services and describe themselves as religious are less likely to experiment with drugs and alcohol, according to a Baylor study published in Alcohol Treatment Quarterly. Findings suggest that young people who connect to a “higher power” may feel a greater sense of purpose and are less likely to be bothered by peer pressure to experiment, said researcher Byron Johnson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and co-director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR). (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR’s research and faculty and placed this story.)
Sept. 15, 2014
Article originally published in the Waco Tribune-Herald and now picked up on the AP wire focuses on Baylor Libraries’ digital audio archive, now online, of 66 sermons recorded between 1941 and 1943 during the end of the ministry of The Rev. George W. Truett at First Baptist Church of Dallas. Hulitt Gloer, Ph.D., professor of preaching and Christian Scriptures at Truett Seminary, and Eric Ames, curator of digital collections at Baylor Libraries, are quoted. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers Truett Seminary, while Lori Fogleman, assistant VP of Baylor Media Communications, covers University Libraries.)
Sept. 14, 2014
Matthew S. Stanford, Ph.D., professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, will speak at Peace of Mind, a conference at Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas, to help church communities, including clergy, help people with mental illnesses. Stanford has researched extensively the role of the religious community in addressing mental illness, including a study recently published in the Journal of Research on Christian Education. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in Baylor’s department of psychology and neuroscience.)
Sept. 14, 2014
Few seminaries teach future ministers the skills needed to help church members deal with mental health crises or psychological distress, according to a study by Matthew Stanford, Ph.D., professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, whose research was published in the Journal of Research on Christian Education. Stanford is quoted, as well as Angela Reed, Ph.D., assistant professor of practical theology at Baylor’s Truett Seminary. The topic is discussed frequently in Truett courses devoted to ministry, although it does not have courses focusing solely on counseling and mental health. Also quoted is the Rev. Kerry Burkley, Ph.D., Baylor alumnus and pastor of Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church in Waco. He holds a master’s degree in divinity (2003) and a Ph.D. in ministry (2011) from Truett and believes that pastors should be willing to make referrals to mental health professionals. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in Baylor’s department of psychology and neuroscience and placed this story.)