Graduate Fellows

Alphabetical by last name with start of fellowship and academic area of study.


Kate Birmingham

Kate Birmingham (Fall 2021)

Political Science


Hannah Norman

Hannah Norman (Fall 2018)

Political Science

Hannah is pursuing a master's degree in Public Policy and Administration in the Political Science department. She received her B.A. in mathematics in 2017 from Hillsdale College. Excited about teaching and education, Hannah has tutored undergraduate students at Baylor in Political Science courses and serves as a teaching assistant in the department. She is interested in constitutional law, political theory, and politics and literature.


Ryan Ramsey

Ryan Ramsey (Fall 2021)


Ryan Ramsey is a PhD student in the Religion Department studying World Christianity and Pentecostalism. He holds a Master of Arts in Religion from Yale Divinity School (’19) and a BA from Lee University (’14). With experience in secondary education, Ryan enjoys reflecting upon and crafting pedagogy aimed at collaboration, skill development, and sparking curiosity. In his free time, he loves hiking, roasting coffee, and basketball.


Sarah Tharp

Sarah Tharp (Fall 2022)



Kaitlyn Waynen

Kaitlyn Waynen (Fall 2021)


Kaitlyn Waynen is a Ph.D. student in the History department. Her research interests include 19th century female authorship, women’s experiences in imperial spaces, and how religion informed both real and imagined encounters with empire. She received her MA and BA from Texas Woman’s University with a major in history. She also spent three years working as an adjunct instructor for the History department at TWU, developing a passion for teaching and an interest in helping students engage with and participate in scholarly and intellectual conversations in a thoughtful and well-informed manner.


Yunan Jiao

Joy Yuyan Jiao (Fall 2021)

Curriculum & Instruction

Yuyan Jiao is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction. She prefers to be called "Joy" because she was brought to Baylor by God from China and she hopes to always enjoy joy and peace in the presence of God no matter in what situations. She specializes in literacy education. Her dissertation focuses on the integration of literacy practices into science education. Her research interest includes culturally responsive teaching, multiliteracies pedagogy, and the integration between literacy and other subject-matter teachings. She likes traveling, cooking, fishing, and watch Marvel movies.