The People

HESA Faculty


Dr. Robert Cloud

Robert C. Cloud, Ed.D. (1969) Baylor University, Educational Administration

Dr. Robert C. Cloud is a former college administrator who served in several positions at the Dean and Vice Presidential level. He was President of Lee College in Baytown, Texas from 1976-1986. Dr. Cloud's current research interests include Higher education law and policy.


Dr. Rishi Sriram

Rishi Sriram, Ph.D. (2010) Azusa Pacific University, Higher Education

Rishi Sriram is assistant professor and program coordinator for the Higher Education & Student Affairs graduate program. He joined the faculty in fall 2009 after serving eight years as a professional in higher education. He has worked in a variety of areas, such as alumni relations, university development, academic affairs, and student affairs. His writing and research focus on student retention, engagement, achievement, and development, as well as how student learning can be enhanced through the reorganization and reallocation of existing resources.


Dr. Perry Glanzer

Perry L. Glanzer, Ph.D. (1998) University of Southern California, Religion-Social Ethics

Dr. Perry Glanzer is Professor of Educational Foundations at Baylor University and a Resident Scholar with Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion. He is the coauthor of The Idea of a Christian College: A Rexamination for Today’s University (Cascade, 2013), Christianity and Moral Identity in Higher Education (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2009), and Christianity and Scholarship in Higher Education (Jossey-Bass, 2007), as well as the author of The Quest for Russia’s Soul (Baylor University Press, 2002).  He also recently co-edited Christian Higher Education: A Global Reconnaissance (Eerdmans, 2014) and Taking Captive Every Thought: Forty Years of Christian Scholar’s Review (Abilene Christian University Press, 2011).  In addition, he has published over fifty journal articles and book chapters on topics related to moral education, faith-based higher education, or the relationship between religion and education.   Currently, he teaches Faith-Based Higher Education and Moral and Faith Development for the HESA program.

Dr. Nathan Alleman

Nathan F. Alleman, PhD. (2008) The College of William and Mary, Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership

Dr. Nathan Alleman is assistant professor in the higher education and student affairs program. His professional background is in residence life, though he has also worked with state-level education policy and institutional research. His diverse research interests include faculty sociology, organizational culture change, the history of higher education and student affairs, and research into factors that promote college aspirations among low socio-economic status students. Current courses include Foundations and History of Higher Education, Introduction to Leadership, and Capstone course. Past teaching topics included student development theory, sociology of higher education, and the organization and governance of higher education.


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Leanne Newman, Ed.D. (1998) University of Louisville, Educational Psychology

Dr. Leanne Newman is a former student affairs administrator who served in several positions before coming to teach at Baylor. She currently teaches courses on college student development theory and the capstone course.


Laine Scales, Ph.D. (1994) University of Kentucky, Higher Education

Dr. Laine Scales is Professor of Higher Education. Dr. Scales has authored, co-authored, or co-edited eight books and over thirty articles and chapters in the areas of case method teaching, pedagogy methods, rural social work, and history of Baptist women in higher education. Dr. Scales has held leadership positions in Texas Women in Higher Education and the American Council on Education, Office of Women in Higher Education.


In addition to the full-time faculty, the HESA program features adjunct and affiliated faculty from Student Life, Educational Psychology, Curriculum & Instruction, and other areas of the university. Each adjunct faculty member utilizes his or her expertise and experience to enhance the learning of graduate students. Adjunct and affiliated faculty include Kevin Jackson, Vice President for Student Life, Martha Lou Scott, Associate Vice President for Student Life, Elizabeth Palacios, Dean for Student Development, and Jeff Doyle, Dean for Student Learning & Engagement.