James E. Barcus Endowment Fund

Dr. Jim BarcusGifts to the James E. Barcus Endowment Fund sustain the legacy created by the late Dr. Jim Barcus to promote the scholarly research of our faculty. Jim Barcus was Professor of English at Baylor for 37 years and chair of the English department for 16 years. Among his many vital contributions was a commitment to enhancing the scholarly profile of our faculty. His influence and leadership led to increased publication of scholarly books and essays by our faculty, to greater participation in national and international conferences, and therefore to a greater recognition of the Baylor English department as a place of serious literary scholarship.