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Ian Gravagne

Dr. Ian Gravagne is an associate professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department and the Faculty Master for Teal Residential College. He lives on campus with his wife Ann and three children, who can be found enjoying Dr Pepper Hour in the Teal lobby with the students every week.

He obtained his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rice University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University. Dr. Gravagne's research interests include mathematical modeling and dynamic equations on time scales. He teaches the capstone Senior Engineering Design course along with technical elective courses in solar energy and robotics. Dr. Gravagne also has wide-ranging interests in Christian apologetics and works with colleagues across campus to sponsor talks and small group discussions on that subject for students in Teal.

Bob Kruschwitz

Dr. Bob Kruschwitz is senior scholar in the Institute for Faith and Learning and professor in the Philosophy Department. He has been the general editor of Christian Reflection, a quarterly series in faith and ethics, since its inception in 2001. From 2000 to 2013, he served as the director for Baylor's Center for Christian Ethics. Previously, he taught for twenty-one years at Georgetown College (Kentucky) where he had chaired the faculty and the philosophy department.

He majored in philosophy and minored in psychology, religion, and mathematics as an undergraduate at Georgetown College and earned the Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin.

An early member of the Society of Christian Philosophers and a founder of the Baptist Association of Philosophy Teachers, Dr. Kruschwitz received the George Walker Redding Faculty Award for Outstanding Christian Service from Georgetown College in 1997 for his leadership in integrating Christian faith with teaching and research. He co-edited The Virtues (Wadsworth, 1987), a pioneering anthology of recent essays on moral character, and his professional articles and reviews on ethics have appeared in Faith and Philosophy, Perspectives in Religious Studies, Faculty Dialogue, and The Thomist. His most recent research on the capital vice (deadly sins) tradition is appearing in commissioned articles for several anthologies.

Laine Scales

Dr. Scales is Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Professional Development and Professor of Higher Education at Baylor University. Since joining Baylor's Graduate School in 2004, she has led professional development of Baylor graduate students in teaching and research as well as providing oversight to graduate student organizations, graduate housing, and various awards and scholarship programs. Dr. Scales has authored, co-authored, or co-edited ten books, 40 articles and chapters, and presented over 50 professional papers and workshops in higher education and in social work. Her research interests include doctoral education, women in higher education, and Christian colleges and universities. She served as the co-coordinator for Texas with Office of Women in Higher Education of the American Council of Education, 2006-2008.