Oct. 31, 2019 Baylor finance professor Tom L. Potts, Ph.D., CFP, was honored with the 2019 P. Kemp Fain Jr. Award, the highest honor from the Financial Planning Association, the principal membership association for Certified Financial Planner professionals and those who support the financial planning process.
The progress made on Illuminate, the University’s strategic plan, is incredibly energizing. As we proceed through the fall semester with our campus community unified around the goals of Illuminate, I am extremely grateful for and appreciative to you, our faculty and staff, as you work side by side to make it a reality.
Baylor University Provost Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., today announced that the University will commence its search for the next Dean of University Libraries. To conduct the search, a committee of eight Baylor faculty and staff will begin meeting this fall with College of Arts & Sciences Dean Lee Nordt as chair.
Baylor University Provost Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., today announced the appointment of the Honors College Dean Search Committee who will lead the effort to identify candidates for the school’s next dean. The 12-member search committee will be chaired by Brad Toben, dean of the Baylor Law School and the M.C. & Mattie Caston Professor of Law.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 28, 2019) – At today’s regular Fall Faculty Meeting, Baylor University officially announced plans to pursue Research 1/Tier 1 (R1/T1) recognition by building on Illuminate, the University’s strategic plan, which will guide Baylor towards joining the nation’s top research universities and achieving status as the world’s preeminent Christian research university.
Baylor University Provost Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., today announced the appointment of the Hankamer School of Business Dean Search Committee who will lead the effort to identify candidates for the school’s next dean. The 14-member search committee will be chaired by Rodney Bowden, Ph.D., dean and professor of the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences and Brown Foundation Endowed Chair.
The waters in and along the Houston Ship Channel teem with evidence of human activity. Surrounded by oil refineries and leading to the Port of Houston, the channel is highly polluted and inhospitable to aquatic life. Yet, the Gulf killifish thrives in that environment. Cole Matson's groundbreaking research bridges environmental and data sciences to discover how one fish "pulled a rabbit out of a hat"
Community. For Sara Dolan, a nationally-recognized Baylor professor, researcher and "Citizen Psychologist," it’s the place where her research finds its deepest meaning. When communities experience trauma, she partners with others to illuminate paths to recovery.
Sound’s journey from the ear to the brain is relatively short, but the space between is filled with profound meaning. Dwayne Simmons, PhD, has dedicated his internationally recognized research to studying how sensory cells in the ear and neurons in the brain respond to aging. On a broader level, he’s pursuing breakthroughs in the auditory system that could impact areas far beyond hearing.
Lori Baker has changed the ways we approach the sad experience of immigrants lost along the U.S/Mexico border. Her organization, Reuniting Families, brings dignity and closure through forensic work that identifies and repatriates.
David Jack has become a national leader across the spectrum of materials science: composite production, ultrasonic techniques for the non-destructive evaluation of composites, composite modeling and more. Closer to the homes and hearts of the end-users his research eventually impacts, is the fact that Jack’s work makes planes and automobiles safer to enjoy.
Baylor University Provost Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., today announced the appointment of the Baylor School of Education Dean Search Committee who will lead the effort to identify candidates for the school’s next dean. The 13-member search committee will be chaired by Jon Singletary, Ph.D., dean of the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.
WACO, Texas (March 8, 2019) – Maxey Parrish, senior lecturer of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, was named as a member of the 2019 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Hall of Fame class.
WACO, Texas (March 7, 2019) – Suzanne Nesmith, Ph.D., is passionate about the integration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) across the disciplines, and now she has taken that commitment to new heights as president of the School Science and Mathematics Association.
WACO, Texas (March 5, 2019) – The Baylor University School of Music has announced that internationally recognized violinist Patricia Shih will join its esteemed string faculty. Shih will assume her new role as associate professor of violin on Sept. 1.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 23, 2019) – The John Templeton Foundation has awarded a $2.6 million grant to Sarah Schnitker, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, and co-principal investigator Benjamin Houltberg, Ph.D., director of research at the University of Southern California Performance Science Institute. The grant aims to galvanize widespread scientific development of virtue interventions for adolescents across a diversity of contexts – such as athletic teams, religious organizations, youth community centers and online – that attend to spirituality and transcendent purpose.
Nov. 21, 2018 In a follow-up to their groundbreaking study, Baylor researchers were able to reconstruct baleen whales' lifetime stress response to whaling and other manmade and environmental factors spanning nearly 150 years. Using a technique they pioneered six years ago, Stephen J. Trumble, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, and Sascha Usenko, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental science, both in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, analyzed earplug laminae, a growth layer representing six months found in whale earwax, as part of their recent study published in Nature Communications.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 29, 2018) – The School Science and Mathematics Association has awarded the Baylor University School of Education and Waco ISD collaborators the Award for Excellence in Integrating Science and Mathematics for highlighting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) use in two Waco ISD elementary schools. They received the award at the SSMA convention in October.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 1, 2018) — Eleven Baylor University faculty members have been selected to serve as 2018-19 Baylor Fellows for their excellence in teaching and desire to transform student thinking through innovation.
WACO, Texas (May 16, 2018) – C. Stephen Evans, Ph.D., University Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, director of the Baylor Center for Christian Philosophy and Distinguished Senior Fellow in the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University, has been named the 2018 Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year.
WACO, Texas (March 16, 2018) — Rebecca McCumbers Flavin, Ph.D., senior lecturer of political science at Baylor University, has been selected as this year’s Collins Outstanding Professor Award recipient. This award is distinctive because the recipient is determined by the senior class.