Raechel Russell

Raechel Russell
Lecturer in Communication
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Office Information:

Office Location: Marrs McLean Science Building 185.3
Office Hours (Fall 2020): Zoom appointment scheduled for T 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. or for R 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Mailing Address:

Baylor University
Department of Communication
One Bear Place #97368
Waco, TX 76798-7368

Educational Background:

  • Baylor University, Speech Communication, B.A.
  • West Virginia University, Communication Theory & Research, M.A.

Teaching/Research Interests:

  • Public Speaking
  • Affection & Intimacy in Personal Relationships
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Non-verbal Communication
  • Communication regarding mental health

Family, Outside Hobbies and Interests:

Even when I’m not teaching, my heart is still invested in college students. My husband, Ryan Russell, is the college & missions pastor at FBC Waco where we both serve college students from all over Waco. I have a vested interest in mental, emotional, and relational health, and love to walk alongside students as they navigate the joys and stresses of college. I also happen to love animals, especially my pets Luna, S’more, & Rusty, but I’m always happy to meet new animals. In my spare time I love binge-watching Netflix, reading YA fiction, interior designing and home repairing, bird watching, napping, reading up on the Enneagram, and going to Baylor basketball games.

What is the best thing about being a Baylor Bear?

There are so many wonderful parts about being a Baylor Bear, but one of the best parts is the loving community in which students, faculty, and staff can continue to grow and learn. You’ll find so many supportive individuals who want you to succeed and are happy to help support you in your dreams and goals. The community at Baylor is also filled with the love of Christ! As humans, we’re definitely not perfect, but here we try to show grace, mercy, forgiveness, kindness, faithfulness, compassion, and love. It’s a very unique place to be, so don’t lose it as you move on in your career, instead take a piece of Baylor with you.

Department of Communication

One Bear Place #97368
Waco,TX 76798-7368