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Faculty and Staff


Prof. Kathy Hillman, Associate Professor and Director of Special Collections for the Central Baylor University Libraries.


Larisa Seago, MA. A native of Samara, Russia, Larisa graduated from Baylor University in 2013 with a Master of Arts in Church State Studies.


Janice Losak, library information specialist. Janice has worked at Baylor for 27 years. Before joining the Keston Center staff, she was an assistant in the J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies.

Research Fellow:

Stella Rock (M.A., D.Phil., University of Sussex, UK) is senior research fellow, Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society. Dr. Rock is a historian of Russian Orthodoxy, with particular interest in popular or lived religion, and the relationship between religious and national identity. She maintains a research interest in the relationship between religion, prejudice and conflict. She is the author of Popular Religion in Russia: 'Double-belief' and the Making of an Academic Myth (Routledge, 2007) as well as several articles and book chapters.


By drawing upon its rich resources, Baylor University offers a wide range of courses that intersect with the mission of the Keston Center. These include courses in the fields of Russian, East European, and Asian Studies, as well as Religion and Theology. Baylor faculty who teach in these areas include:

Dr. Perry Glanzer, Associate Professor of Education and Church-State Studies; Areas of specialty include ethics and morals, religion, law, and education. Author of two books, including The Quest for Russia's Soul, as well as numerous articles.

Dr. Michael Long, Associate Professor of Russian and Director of Slavic and East European Studies; Areas of specialty include Slavic literature and linguistics and East European cultural history. He is author of Making History, a study of Czech politics and society, as well as several articles on East European culture and society.