Jeff Doyle: Academics and Student Life
Aired on September 23, 2021 / Duration - 30 mins
Today our guest is Dr. Jeff Doyle, associate director of planning and assessment in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness at Baylor University. Dr. Doyle has a B.A. in Biology, M.Ed. in Counselor Education, and Ph.D. in Higher Education, all from the University of Virginia. Before serving in his current role, Dr. Doyle served for nine years as the Dean for Student Learning and Engagement at Baylor, where he oversaw the departments of Campus Living & Learning, New Student Programs, the Academy for Leadership Development, and Student Activities. Throughout his time at Baylor, Dr. Doyle has taught numerous behavior, leadership, and higher education management courses. We are excited to have Dr. Doyle on the show to discuss the full circle of student involvement with the university, from the freshman experience to assessing program outcomes.
Kara Poe Alexander: Writing to Learn
Aired on October 7, 2021 / Duration - 38 mins
Today our guest is Dr. Kara Poe Alexander, professor of English and Director of Baylor University’s Writing Center. Specializing in composition, rhetoric, literacy studies, and writing pedagogy, Dr. Alexander teaches undergraduate and graduate courses ranging from first year composition to travel writing to composition theory and pedagogy. She has published dozens of articles and book chapters on various aspects of teaching writing and teaching through writing. We are delighted to have Dr. Alexander on the show to discuss how the writing center fits in the mission of the university, why writing still matters, how to build on students’ writing skills throughout their college careers, and much more.
DeAnna Toten Beard: Learning in a Foreign Land
Aired on October 19, 2021 / Duration - 33 mins
Today, our guest is Dr. DeAnna Toten Beard. Dr. Toten Beard is Professor of Theater History at Baylor University, where she teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate Theatre Studies courses. In 2012, she was named a Baylor Teaching Fellow, a recognition of great teaching with a cohort devoted to experiment in teaching. Dr. Toten Beard has also taught in the Baylor interdisciplinary core and is the past co-director of the Baylor in Oxford study abroad program. We are delighted to have Dr. Toten Beard on the show to discuss how place affects teaching, what students learn about themselves and each other and others when they study abroad. And much more.