The Honors College welcomed the following to its faculty and staff in fall 2007.
Dr. Al Beck (Admissions and Advising Coordinator, Honors Program)
Dr. Al Beck joined the Honors Program staff in the summer of 2007. He earned bachelor's degrees in history and education from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., and a master's degree in church history from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Ill. He is currently completing a dissertation in religion, politics, and society from Baylor University. Beck's roles include advising Honors Program students for their coursework, administering and developing Honors curricula, and coordinating courses for students in the Honors Program.
Dr. Elizabeth Corey (Assistant Professor, Honors Program)
Dr. Elizabeth Corey joined the faculty of the Honors Program in 2007. She earned a B.A. in classics from Oberlin College, an M.A. in art history from Louisiana State University (LSU), and an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from LSU. At Baylor, Corey has taught courses in Great Texts and Political Science as well as in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core. Her book, Michael Oakeshott on Religion, Aesthetics, and Politics, was published by the University of Missouri Press in 2006.
Prof. Tommye Lou Davis (Associate Dean, Honors College)
In October 2007, Dean Hibbs appointed Prof. Tommye Lou Davis, associate professor of Classics and Master Teacher, as associate dean of the Honors College. She has served as a member of the Faculty Senate and on the board of directors for the Baylor Alumni Association. Davis also chairs the George W. Bush Museum planning committee.
Actively involved in Greek life on campus, Davis has served as faculty adviser for Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and was selected the Outstanding Adviser on Campus in 1996. She also is the adviser for Alpha Chi Honor Society. She was named Outstanding Professor by the Baylor Women's League for 2001-02 and was presented with the Mortar Board Circle of Achievement Award in fall 2002 in recognition of her outstanding teaching and meritorious service to students.
Dr. Victor Hinojosa (Assistant Professor, Honors Program)
Dr. Victor Hinojosa joined the Honors Program this past fall as well. He earned a B.A. in economics with a minor in philosophy from Baylor University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Notre Dame. He teaches courses in the Political Science Department, the Honors Program, and Great Texts.
Hinojosa's primary research is in Latin American Politics and U.S.-Latin American relations. He also has research interests in religion and politics, both empirically (how religion shapes political attitudes) and normatively (how Christians should think about international relations). His book, Domestic Politics and International Narcotics Control, was published by Routledge in 2007, and his articles have appeared in Political Science Quarterly, the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, and The Mennonite Quarterly Review.