Divisional Dean for Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
Professor of Sociology
One Bear Plaza #97344
Waco, TX 76798
Dr. Robyn Driskell is a professor of sociology and the Divisional Dean for Humanities and Social Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Driskell came to Baylor in 1997 and teaches several graduate courses including social demography, grand writing and proposal development, complex organization and demographic methods. Her areas of interest include demography, community sociology, race and ethnic relations and Latino studies. A Baylor alumnae herself, she returned to teach here because of the university's mission as well as the strong emphasis on mentoring and teaching students.
Driskell, Robyn, Elizabeth Embry, and Larry Lyon. 2008. Civic Engagement and Religious Activities: Examining the Influence of Religious Tradition, Participation, and Beliefs. Sociological Spectrum. Sociological spectrum, 28:578-601.
Driskell, Robyn, Elizabeth Embry, and Larry Lyon. 2008. Faith and Politics: The Influence of Religious Beliefs on Political Participation. Social Science Quarterly, 82(2): 294-314.
Driskell, Robyn and Larry Lyon. 2008. Civic Engagement and Religion in America In Rodney Stark (ed.), American Piety Revisited. Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press. Forthcoming.
Graf, Carrie and Robyn Driskell. 2008. Population, Overpopulation, and the Impact on the Environment, in Understanding Global Environment. New Delhi: Sage Publications. Forthcoming.
McMahon, Debbie and Robyn Driskell. 2008. Las Posadas- The Christmas Pageant. In Maria Herrera-Sobek (ed.), Encyclopedia of Latino Folklore. Westport: Greenwood Press. Forthcoming.
Awards and Honors
2007-08. President of Southwestern Sociological Association
2007. Summer Sabbatical, College of Arts and Sciences, Baylor University. Entitled Latino Women in the Labor Force: Regional Effects of the Southwest.
2004. Research Sabbatical, Fall 2004 Semester, Baylor University. Entitled Finding Community in Today's Society: The Impact of Demographic Trends.
2003. Honorary Baylor Football Captain. Honored by the Athletics Department and Head Coach Guy Morriss for my support and service to student athletes and the program. Awarded during football game on September 20, 2003.
2002. Outstanding Professor Award, Baylor University Teaching Award, All-University (non-tenured, tenure track).
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