Robert C. Cloud, Ed.D.
Professor, Higher Education
Collegiate Scholars of Practice Program
Campus Contact Information
School of Education
One Bear Place #97312
Waco, TX 76798-7312
Office: 215 Burleson
1964 B.S. Howard Payne College History and Secondary Education
1966 M.S. Baylor University Health Education
1969 Ed.D. Baylor University Educational Administration
Doctoral Dissertation: Faculty Personnel Policies in the Community Colleges of Texas
1983 Rice University The Management Program
1985 M.A. University of Houston/Clear Lake Human Resource Management
Dr. Robert C. Cloud is a former college administrator. He served in several positions at the Dean and Vice Presidential level, and was President of Lee College in Baytown, Texas from 1976-1986. In 1988, Dr. Cloud came to Baylor University to Chair the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation. He is currently the Interim Chair and Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Educational Administration.
Philosophy of Teaching
Dr. Robert C. Cloud believes in educational excellence focusing on integrity, compassion, and the application and integration of knowledge. Dr. Cloud teaches in a highly organized, interactive and fair environment which integrates intense issue-based learning, humor, and love for students. Dr. Cloud places students first, followed closely by research and publication.
Dr. Cloud's current research interests include Higher Education Leadership, Law, Policy, Governance, and The College Student.
Publication and Scholarship
Dr. Cloud has published 77 peer-reviewed articles, five books and two book chapters, including the following publications:
Representative Articles Published from 2000-2009
Cloud, Robert C. "Silence is Golden When Public Employees Consider Speaking on Matters Pursuant to Official Duties." West's Education Law Reporter, 245 Ed. Law Rep.  (August 6, 2009).
Fossey, Richard and Cloud, Robert C. "Borrowing Money to Attend College: Could the Rising Level of Student Indebtedness Lead to a National Economic Crisis?" Teachers College Record, July 16, 2008 http://www.tcrecord.org/PrintContent.asp?ContentID=15312.
LeMay, Aaron and Cloud, Robert C. "Student Debt and the Future of Higher Education." Journal of College and University Law, Volume 34-1, 2007.
Cloud, Robert C. "Davenport v. Washington Education Ass'n: Agency Shop and First Amendment Revisited." West's Education Law Reporter, 224 Ed. Law Rep.  (December 13, 2007).
Cloud, Robert C. " Public Employee Speech on Matters Pursuant to Their Official Duties: Whistle While You Work?" West's Education Law Reporter, 210 Ed. Law Rep.  (September 7, 2006)
Cloud, Robert C. "Offsetting Social Security Benefits to Repay Student Loans: Pay Us Now
Or Pay Us Later." West's Education Law Reporter, 208 Ed. Law Rep.  (June 15, 2006)
Cloud, Robert C. "Extracurricular Activities and Liability in Higher Education." West's Education Law Reporter, 198 Ed. Law Rep.  (July 14, 2005).
Cloud, Robert C. "When Does Repaying a Student Loan Become an Undue Hardship?" West's Education Law Reporter, 185 Ed. Law Rep.  (May 6, 2004).
Cloud, Robert C. "Due Process and Zero Tolerance: An Uneasy Alliance." West's Education Law Reporter, 178 Ed. Law Rep.  (August 28, 2003).
Cloud, Robert C. "The New York Times Rule in Higher Education." West's Education Law Reporter, 166 Ed. Law Rep.  (August 15, 2002).
Cloud, Robert C. "Safety on Campus." West's Education Law Reporter, 162 Ed. Law Rep.  (April 25, 2002).
Cloud, Robert C. "Say Yes to Due Process Before Saying No to Weapons." West's Education
Law Reporter, 153 Ed. Law Rep.  (July 19, 2001).
Cloud, Robert C. (Ed.). (2004). Legal Issues in the Community College. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, Inc., ISBN# 0-7879-7482-X.
Cloud, Robert C. (1995). Drugs in Society. Waco, Texas: HEALTH EDCO, a division of WRS Group, Ltd., ISBN# 1-56796-099-5. 1995 National Health Information Awards Winner (award sponsored by Mosby, National Wellness Institute, and American Custom Publishing).
2003-2004 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award, Baylor University Graduate Student Association
2004 Distinguished Alumnus, Howard Payne University
EDA 5392.01 Higher Education & the Law
EDA 5359.01 Seminar-School Law
EDA 5345.F2 Fundamentls of Sch Admin