Past Alumni Spotlights
Angela Funai, Masters of Public Policy and Administration, August 2008
Funai currently serves as the Director of Foundation and Corporate
Development at Baylor. She teaches professional development workshops
on proposal writing and leads guest lectures on Community & Politics in Cyberspace.
She has more than ten years of professional experience in the nonprofit
sector and higher education, specifically, grantwriting and grants
Funai also holds a BA in Communication from Stephen F. Austin State University. During her graduate studies at Baylor, she presented a paper entitled, Boomer Benefactors - An Investigation of How Charitable Tax Policy Affects the Giving Generation, at the Graduate Student Association's Interdisciplinary Scholarship Forum in 2007. She is a member of the American Political Science Association and a charter member of the Network of Academic Corporate Relations Officers.
Jamie Gianoutsos Jordan, BA Political Science and Great Texts, May 2006
Jamie Gianoutsos Jordan (BA, May 2006, with majors in Political Science
and Great Texts) is now studying for her doctorate in history at Johns
Hopkins University in Baltimore. Her primary interests lie in British
intellectual history, 1500-1800.
When a senior at Baylor, Jordan was awarded the prestigious Marshall Scholarship, which funds graduate work in the United Kingdom. As a Marshall Scholar, she received a Master's degree in English from Queen's University Belfast, and then another master's in history from Cambridge. Jordan's undergraduate work at Baylor gave her a solid foundation for her graduate studies. Jordan co-authored an encyclopedia article with Professor Sarah-Jane Murray on "Love and Culture in the Medieval World," and wrote an honor's thesis on John Locke, under the direction of Political Professor Dwight Allman. As an undergraduate, Jordan also published two articles in The Pulse, a honors college journal devoted to undergraduate research.