Helen Harris: Community in Online Learning
Aired on February 8, 2021 / Duration - 25 mins
Today our guest is Dr. Helen Harris, associate professor in the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work. We are delighted to have her on the show to discuss community in online learning.
Anne-Marie Schultz: Developing Teachers
Aired on February 9, 2021 / Duration - 37 mins
Today our guest is Dr. Anne-Marie Schultz, professor of philosophy and director of the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core. We are delighted to have her on the show to talk about mentoring teachers, metaphors for teaching, and literature on teaching that speaks to the heart.
Charles Weaver: What Works and What Doesn't
Aired on March 4, 2021 / Duration - 31 mins
Today, our guest is Dr. Charles Weaver, Professor and Chair of the department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Baylor University. In 2020, Dr. Weaver was named a Baylor “Master Teacher,” the highest honor for teaching bestowed by the University. We are delighted to have him on the show to talk about Baylor’s teaching legends, enthusiasm for what you teach, and much more!
Jennifer Cognard-Black: Empathetic Teaching
Aired on March 9, 2021 / Duration - 54 mins
Today, our guest is Dr. Jennifer Cognard-Black, professor of English at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Dr. Cognard-Black has received 12 faculty development grants from St. Mary's and two Internationalization and Teaching and Learning Grants (2011 and 2016), and she has been given the highest honor for teaching that St. Mary's students bestow, the Faculty-Student Life Award, at three distinct times during her career (2002, 2009, and 2019). She is also the 2020 recipient of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, the nation's largest monetary award for university teaching. As part of her designation as the Cherry Award recipient, Dr. Cognard-Black is in residence at Baylor University in the Spring 2021 semester, teaching and collaborating with faculty. We are delighted to have Dr. Cognard-Black on the show to talk about the promise, unpredictability, and politics of Empathetic Teaching.
Thomas Fergus: Student Mental Health
Aired on March 17, 2021 / Duration - 47 mins
Today our guest is Dr. Thomas Fergus, associate professor of psychology at Baylor University. Dr. Fergus’ research focuses on gaining better understanding of anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder and the connections between psychological disorders and metacognitive beliefs. A published author on multiple studies related to student text anxiety, Dr. Fergus joins us today to talk about student mental health, wellbeing, and the implications on our teaching.
Gaynor Yancey: Continual Improvement in Teaching
Aired on April 5, 2021 / Duration - 43 mins
Today our guest is Dr. Gaynor Yancey, Lake Family endowed chair in Congregational and Community Health, Director of the Center for Church and Community Impact, and professor of social work teaching in both the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work and Truett Seminary at Baylor University. Dr. Yancey has won several teaching awards, including outstanding professor in 2006, the Cornelia Marshall Smith award in 2019. And she was also named a Baylor Master teacher, the highest honor awarded by the university. We are delighted to have Dr. Yancey on the show to discuss teaching as vocation, changes in students over the last generation, seeking continual improvement in our teaching, and so much more.
Laine Scales: Know Thyself as a Teacher
Aired on April 15, 2021 / Duration - 32 mins
Today, our guest is Dr. Laine Scales, professor in the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University. Dr. Scales has served in many roles at Baylor, including teaching on the faculty of the School of Education, facilitating Baylor’s Summer Faculty Institute, and for many years as Associate Dean in the Graduate School, focusing on graduate student professional development. In 2016, Dr. Scales was named a Baylor Master Teacher—the University’s highest recognition for teaching excellence. We are delighted to welcome Dr. Scales to the show to discuss authenticity in teaching, relating to your students as “whole people,” and much more.
Darin Davis: Faith and Learning
Aired on April 30, 2021 / Duration - 39 mins
Today our guest is Dr. Darin Davis, Director of Baylor’s Institute for Faith and Learning and clinical professor of moral philosophy in the Honors Program. Dr. Davis teaches courses on ethics and has been instrumental in scholars programs that help students connect faith and learning, including the William Carey Crane Scholars for undergraduates and the A.J. Conyers Scholars for graduate students. He is a regional editor for the International Journal of Christianity and Education and conducts research on the vocation of learning, educating for wisdom, and the philosophy of friendship. We are delighted to welcome Dr. Davis for a conversation about student character development, what it means to teach “Christianly,” and much more.
Amy Goodman: Creativity in Online Teaching
Aired on May 14, 2021 / Duration - 40 mins
Today, our guest is Amy Goodman, Lecturer in Mathematics at Baylor University. An early advocate of online teaching at Baylor Professor Goodman is currently chair of Baylor’s Teaching, Learning, and Technology Committee. She is currently finishing her PhD in Learning Technologies at the University of North Texas. She was also a recent recipient of a teaching exploration grant for a project investigating technologies enabling online math students to more easily show their work. We are delighted to have Professor Goodman on to discuss creativity in online teaching.
Corey Carbonara: Taking Risks
Aired on June 11, 2021 / Duration - 41 mins
Today, our guest is Dr. Corey Carbonara, professor of film and digital media at Baylor University. Dr. Carbonara is an active filmmaker and teaches corporate communication, lighting, cinematograph, and production. Dr. Carbonara has frequently been recognized as an outstanding teacher. He was recently awarded the Excellence in Education Medal from the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers; and in 2016, Dr. Carbonara was named Baylor Master Teacher—the highest award for teaching bestowed by the University. We are delighted to welcome Dr. Carbonara to the show to discuss the symbiotic relationship between industry and academia, the importance of getting students involved, and why it’s probably not a good a idea to stand on a table to make a point in class!
Robert Darden: Telling Stories
Aired on July 13, 2021 / Duration - 35 mins
Today, our guest is Robert Darden, professor in Journalism, Public Relations, and New Media at Baylor University. Teaching at Baylor since 1988, Prof. Darden has taught a range of courses from magazine writing to screenwriting to intro to Mass Communication. He has written over two dozen books, his most recent being the two-volume history of Black Sacred Music, Nothing But Love in God’s Water. Prof. Darden has won numerous teaching awards, including the Cornelia Marschall Smith Award in 2011; and this year, Prof. Darden was also named a Baylor Master Teacher—the highest honor for teaching bestowed by the University. We are thrilled to speak with him about the power of storytelling, teaching with emotion and humor, love for your students, and much more!