Baylor University
Family & Consumer Sciences
Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences

Mrs. McAninch

Nicole McAninch, Ph.D., MSW

Senior Lecturer in Family and Consumer Sciences

Child and Family Studies

Contact Information

Telephone: (254)710-4273


Office: Mary Gibbs Jones 106

Mailing Address:

    One Bear Place #97346

    Waco, TX 76798


  • Ph.D., Texas Woman's University

  • M.S.W., Baylor University

  • B.S.W., Baylor University

Areas of Teaching Interest:

  • Family economics and finances
  • Child development (particularly early childhood development)
  • CFS ministry
  • CFS professional development


  • National Council on Family Relations

  • Texas Council on Family Relations


As a Waco native, I have always been a �Baylor Bear� at heart. I came to Baylor as an undergraduate (BSW, 2004) and continued on as a graduate student (MSW, 2006). Even while I pursued my PhD at Texas Woman�s University (2011), I kept my Baylor roots grounded by serving as the Career Advisor in the Career Services department here on campus. As I joined the Baylor faculty in 2009, it was amazing to realize I was teaching in several of the classrooms that I had sat in as an undergraduate. My husband and I are diligently raising our two daughters, Catelin (3 years) and Callie (13 months), to love the Baylor tradition and community � our greatest achievement is that they enthusiastically cheer �Hey, Sic �em Bears!� (hand-motion and all)! In my �other� life, my husband and I serve as Associate Pastors here in the Waco area.


  • Financial well-being and communication

  • Religion, spirituality and faith

  • Premarital education

Courses taught by Dr. McAninch:

  • CFS 2355-Child Development
  • CFS 3350-Ind.& Fam. Financial Mgt

  • CFS 4364-Child & Family Ministry
  • ADM 4391-Buying and Asst. Planning

  • CFS 4390-Practicum in FCS

  • CFS 4191-Professional Practices in CFS