Steve Sadler, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer
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Senior Lecturer

  • PhD, Baylor University, Historical Theology
  • BA, Baylor University, Religion

After graduating from Baylor (1974), Steve Sadler spent almost twenty years in Baptist ministry, including pastoring, university ministries, and denominational service. Then in 1993, Dr. Sadler returned to Baylor as the Interim Director of the Baptist Student Union at Baylor, 1993-1995, as well as serving as a part-time adjunct in the Department of Religion. In 1995 he began a fulltime appointment to the Department of Religion and has continued the teaching task since.

Along the way Dr. Sadler has helped direct the university's honors program, assisted the Baylor baseball program as Chaplain, and has served on the Faculty Senate as representative of the College of Arts and Sciences.     

Steve was, for 10 years, married to Deborah Smith Sadler (BU class of '73; deceased).  Steve is father to two daughters Allison Sadler Thompson (Baylor University, 2007), now joined by a son-in-law Brian Thompson, and Emily Sadler (Trinity University 2009).

Academic Interests and Research:

Anything related to the history of Baylor, thus Steve's editing of two publications, What a World, the Collected Essays of Ralph Lynn (1999) and No Little Plans, the Presidential Leadership of Herbert H. Reynolds, 1980-1995.

Courses Taught at Baylor:
  • REL 1310 The Christian Scriptures
  • REL 1350 The Christian Heritage
  • REL 3390 Introduction to Christian Ethics
  • Honors 1351 Intellectual History of Western Culture (Honors)
  • FYS 1000 Imago Dei: Living and Dying in the Image of God (Honors)
  • Honors 3200/01 Honors Reading Colloquium
  • Honors 4201/02 Honors Thesis Research
  • BIC 3351 The Christian Faith and Contemporary Ethical Issues
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