Baylor University
Family & Consumer Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences

Margaret E. Matyastik Baier, Ph.D., LMFT

Assistant Professor in Family and Consumer Sciences

Child and Family Studies

Contact Information

Telephone: (254)710-5274


Office: MGJ 208

Mailing Address:

    One Bear Place #97346

    Waco, TX 76798


  • Ph.D., Texas Tech University

  • M.S., Texas Tech University

  • B.S., Baylor University


  • Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association

  • National Council on Family Relations

  • Heart of Texas Counseling Association


Dr. Baier has a passion for teaching and strives to engage her students in ways that are meaningful. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with families in the community and brings the wealth of her experience into the classroom. She is an avid horse enthusiast and rides her mare in the dressage arena whenever possible. Her mare also assists her from time to time in equine facilitated therapy. You may see her in the community with Michael, her service dog who does double duty as a therapy dog visiting hospitals and child care facilities.


  • FCS 4359 Parenting

  • FCS 4363 Adolescent Development

  • FCS 4V93 Sexuality in Family Life

Teaching Interests:

  • Parenting

  • Family Theory

  • Sexuality

  • Adolescent Development


  • Grief

  • Adolescent Sexuality

  • Sexual Trauma

  • Equine Facilitated Therapy

Office Hours:
-Thursday 9:15-11:00 & 2:00-3:30
-By appointment