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Randy Wood
Randy Wood

Randy M. Wood, Ph.D.

Professor and Director, Center for Christian Education,Curriculum and Instruction
Associate Director for University and Community Partnerships, Center for Literacy

Baylor University
School of Education
One Bear Place #97314
Waco, TX 76798-7314
Office: Marrs McLean Science Building 212 (afternoons)
Cesar Chavez Middle School PDS Office, 700 South 15th (mornings)
Phone:(254) 710-2410
Fax: (254) 710-3734

Doctor of Philosophy: Psychology of Religion
Baylor University, 1978
Dissertation: Contradictions in the Therapeutic Process: A Comparison of Albert Ellis' Rational-Emotive /Therapy and Carl Rogers' Client-Centered Therapy
Minors: Ethics, Church History, Biblical Theology, New Testament, Education
Master of Education: Student Personnel Services and Counseling
Texas Christian University, 1973
Master of Divinity: Pastoral Care
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1973
Bachelor of Arts: English / Political Science
Baylor University, 1970

Principal Publications:


Teaching Guide for The Gospel of Luke, Lessons 1-5 and the Christmas lesson,
Dallas, Texas, BaptistWay Press, 2005.

Teaching Guide for The Gospel of Matthew, Units One and Two, Dallas, Texas,
BaptistWay Press, 2002.

Megacities-Major Challenge Foreign Mission Study 1995 for Youth. Birmingham, Alabama: Woman's Missionary Union, 1995. (Includes video: Reshaping Our World for the 21st Century, Foreign Mission Study, 1995.)

God, I Need to Talk. Birmingham, Alabama: New Hope Press, 1993.

Journal Articles Published/Approved

Randy M, Wood, Robin Rogers, and Yancey Gaynor, "The Importance of
Academic Enrichment and ESL in a Community-Based Middle School."
The Middle School Journal, fall, 2006

Sharp, Pat. T, Randy M. Wood, and Dorothy Schleicher. Meeting
the Standard? A Sample of Christian Schools Library/Media Centers in
Texas. Journal of Research on Christian Education Fall 2003, Vol. 12,
No. 2: 243-258.

Randy M. Wood and Pat Tipton Sharp, "Morals/Values: A Study of Selected Third- and Fifth-Grade Reading and Social Studies Textbooks." Religion and Public Education: The Journal of the National Council on Religion and Public Education, Spring/Fall, 1992, Vol. 19, No. 2-3, pp. 143-153.

Randy M. Wood and Laura Storer, "Learning: Focus on the Middle School." Baylor Educator, Winter, 1992, pp. 21-29.


2002 recipient of the Southwestern Golden Key International Honour Society Advisor of the Year.
2002 recipient of the University Middle School Principal's Award for Excellence.
2003 recipient of Excellence Award, Cesar Chavez Middle School.
2004 recipient of Cesar Chavez Middle School Principal's Award for Excellence.
2006 recipient of Educator of the Year from the Texas Association of Baptist Schools

Associations, Boards, and Committees:
Accreditation Association of the Texas Association of Baptist Schools
Texas Association of Baptist Schools, Executive Director
PDS Liaison, Cesar Chavez Middle School
Coordinator, Middle School Program, School of Education

Philosophy of teaching:
After 18 years I am still excited about being a part of the Baylor Family! The new and innovate field-based program of the School of Education fits exactly into my belief that the foundation of education is good content and experience. I thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to work with our students at Cesar Chavez Middle School. I am honored to be a part of a University that is growing and improving in so many good ways. Being a a part of the Baylor faculty has been a very rewarding experience for me personally. I have had many new opportunities to teach different courses and experience different avenues of learning both in Waco and around the world. My favorite part of my job is seeing students in classroom settings "getting their feet wet" teaching. I believe that at Baylor we are providing the best in content and the best in experience and the future is very bright for our graduates.

Research Interests:

Middle School

Courses Taught:

EDC 3320 Dynamics of Family Relationships
RDG 3308 Reading in the Content Area
EDC 2380 Educational Thought in the Western World
EDC 2381 American Educational Thought
CRED 7379 Principles of Christian Education
EDF 1213 Introduction to Teaching II
TED 3360 Teaching Associate
TED 3361 Teaching Associate II

Graduate Theses and Dissertations