Dr. Robyn Driskell is currently serving as Vice President and Chief Compliance and Risk Officer. She joined the President’s Office in June of 2016 as the Executive Director and President’s Chief of Staff. Dr. Driskell also served as Vice President for Board Relations in 2016-2017. She earned her Ph.D. (1997) in sociology from Texas A&M University, and her BA (1991) and MA (1993) from Baylor University. In her current role, Dr. Driskell oversees the areas of compliance, risk, audit, safety and security; environmental health and safety; the equity office; the president’s diversity council; and Title IX.
Dr. Driskell began her career at Baylor in 1997 in the department of sociology as an Assistant Professor and then Professor of Sociology. She then served as Divisional Dean for the Humanities and Social Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences. As Divisional Dean, her responsibilities included faculty issues, faculty interviews and hiring, and tenure reviews. Additionally, she worked closely with departmental chairs, departmental matters, personnel issues, and annual evaluations. She has also served in various capacities at Baylor University as the Executive Associate Dean, Graduate Program Director, Interim Director of the Institute for Church State Studies, and the Coordinator of Academic Assessment for SACS Accreditation.
Her scholarly research interests include community, demography and Latino studies. She has several peer-reviewed journal articles on these topics. Her books are entitled "The Community in Urban Society" (2012), “Women’s Encounters with Globalization” (2012), and "The Discourse on Applied Sociology" (2007). She was awarded the Outstanding Professor Teaching Award (2002) and the Outstanding Graduate Program Director Award (2008) at Baylor, plus several competitive summer sabbaticals and research leaves. She has served her sociology professional society in a variety of roles and was President of the Southwestern Sociological Association in 2008.