Nicole McAninch, Ph.D., MSW

Senior Lecturer in Family and Consumer Sciences
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Senior Lecturer in Family and Consumer Sciences

Child and Family Studies


  • Ph.D., Texas Woman's University

  • M.S.W., Baylor University

  • B.S.W., Baylor University

Areas of Teaching Interest:

  • Family economics and finances
  • Child development (particularly early childhood development)
  • CFS ministry
  • CFS professional development


  • National Council on Family Relations 
  • Texas Council on Family Relations



As a Waco native, I have always been a "Baylor Bear" at heart. I came to Baylor as an undergraduate (BSW, 2004) and continued on as a graduate student (MSW, 2006). Even while I pursued my PhD at Texas Woman's University (2011), I kept my Baylor roots grounded by serving as the Career Advisor in the Career Services department here on campus. As I joined the Baylor faculty in 2009, it was amazing to realize I was teaching in several of the classrooms that I had sat in as an undergraduate. My husband and I are diligently raising our two daughters, Catelin (3 years) and Callie (13 months), to love the Baylor tradition and community our greatest achievement is that they enthusiastically cheer Hey, Sic 'em Bears! (hand-motion and all)! In my "other" life, my husband and I serve as Associate Pastors here in the Waco area.


  • Financial well-being and communication

  • Religion, spirituality and faith

  • Premarital education