Profs Recognized By Peers

May 28, 2009
Based upon the number of awards and honors Baylor professors received this spring, the University's reputation for excellent faculty is as strong as ever. Here are a few recent award recipients honored from outside of campus.

Dr. Owen Lind, professor of biology, received the 2009 Distinguished Scientist Award from the Texas Academy of Science. Lind received the award for a 40-year career researching the interacting factors governing productivity of phytoplankton and bacterioplankton in lakes as related to the water quality problem of eutrophication.

Dr. John M. Davis received the Distinguished Teaching Award from the Texas Section of the Mathematical Association of America. The award nomination required both former students and colleagues in the mathematics department to write on Davis' behalf.

Dr. Janelle Walter, professor of family and consumer sciences, was voted president-elect of the Texas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Walter will preside as the president-elect for one year before becoming president.

Dr. Doug Weaver, associate professor of religion, was named the 2009 recipient of the Norman W. Cox Award for his award-winning article in the Baptist History and Heritage Society Journal. During the BHHS preaching contest, Weaver won first place for his sermon, "The Risk of Majority Faith." Weaver is the only recipient in BHHS history to have received two awards in one year.

Dr. Joel Gregory, BA '70, PhD '83, professor of preaching at George W. Truett Seminary, has been inducted into Morehouse College's Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers. The historically black college gives the distinction to preachers who have contributed to MLK's vision for peace and justice.

Baylor Law School Dean Brad Toben, JD '77, was recently named among the 63 newly-elected members of the prestigious American Law Institute. The ALI is the leading independent organization in the U.S. producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize and improve the law.
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