Ten Baylor University Faculty Members Selected for 2017-18 Baylor Fellows

Baylor Fellows
The Baylor Fellows Program recognizes professors across the disciplinary spectrum who exemplify excellence in teaching. Baylor Fellows are committed to pedagogical innovation, inspirational teaching, and the cultivation of these among Baylor faculty.
July 20, 2017

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WACO, Texas (July 20, 2017) — Ten faculty members have been selected to serve as 2017-18 Baylor Fellows because of their excellence in teaching and desire to transform student thinking through innovation.

Baylor’s Academy for Teaching and Learning (ATL) sponsors the fellowship program, which began in the fall of 2011. Selected faculty members receive a stipend of $1,845 in honor of Baylor’s founding and the title of “Baylor Fellow.”

Complementing ongoing initiatives at Baylor University, this year’s fellowship theme is forming Christian character in the classroom. Baylor Fellows have the freedom to choose their method for implementing the theme in their teaching. Each Baylor Fellow identifies one course to serve as their “incubator” or “lab” classroom. They then develop activities and assignments intended to address the fellowship theme. In accord with the best practices of evidence-based scholarship, the Fellows also develop means for assessing their projects.

The primary aim of the Baylor Fellows program is to recognize outstanding teachers across the disciplines and give them the opportunity to implement new teaching approaches to deepen student engagement with ideas and provide the transformational education that is Baylor’s first aspiration in its strategic vision.

A secondary program aim is to provide a forum in which Baylor Fellows can share their efforts, collaborate, hold one another accountable and forge interdisciplinary networks. Discussions are held monthly. All full-time faculty members, regardless of rank, are eligible to serve as Baylor Fellows.

The 2017-18 Baylor Fellows are:

  • Brooke Blevins, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, School of Education
  • Todd Buras, associate professor of philosophy, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Jacquelyn Duke, senior lecturer of biology, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Bridget Fuselier, professor of law, School of Law
  • Emily Hunter,* associate professor of management, Hankamer School of Business
  • Elissa Madden, assistant professor, School of Social Work
  • Horace Maxile, assistant professor of academic studies, School of Music
  • Rebecca Meraz, clinical assistant professor, Louise Herrington School of Nursing
  • Andrew Meyer, assistant professor of health, human performance and recreation, Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences
  • Scott Moore, associate professor of Great Texts, Honors College
  • *Note: Emily Hunter served as a Baylor Fellow in 2016-17. She will serve as Senior Fellow in the 2017-18 academic year.


    Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.

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