RESEARCH FELLOWS

Baylor University aspires to leverage its capabilities and expertise to address systemic problems facing our world. THI is a project at Baylor University that implements strategies to alleviate hunger through research, education, policy, and community engagement. Our Research Fellows Program promotes an interdisciplinary approach to advancing research and classroom engagement on poverty and food insecurity topics. Research Fellows impact food insecurity through 1) the facilitation of interdisciplinary collaboration among scholars and 2) the strategic dissemination of research findings to stakeholders and policymakers. If you're interested in becoming a THI Research Fellow or would like to know more about the program, contact Erin Nolen.

Our current fellows are from Baylor University and also other colleges and universities across the country. They come from across disciplines and each bring unique insight toward solving the problem of food insecurity.

Research Fellows

Nathan F. Alleman
Associate Professor, Higher Education Studies,
Baylor University
Joshua Been
Digital Scholarship Librarian, Baylor University
Stephanie Boddie
Assistant Professor, Church and Community Ministries,
Baylor University
Corneliu Bolbocean
Clinical Assistant Professor, Economics, Baylor University
Mackenzie Brewer
Assistant Professor, Sociology, Baylor University
Julia L. Carboni
Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs, Syracuse University
Scott Cunningham
Associate Professor, Economics, Baylor University
Jenny Dyer
Executive Director, Hope Through Healing Hands
Linda K. English
Clinical Assistant Professor, Economics, and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Baylor University
Barbara H. Fiese
Director, Family Resiliency Center & Professor, Human Development & Family Studies, The University of Illinois
Deborah A. Frank
Director, Grow Clinic for Children, Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
K. Leigh Greathouse
Assistant Professor, Family & Consumer Sciences - Health & Human Sciences, Baylor University
Craig Gundersen
Soybean Industry Endowed Professor in Agricultural Strategy, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois
Greg Hamerly
Associate Professor, Computer Science, Baylor University
Ivy Orr Hamerly
Senior Lecturer, Political Science, and Director of the International Studies Program, Baylor University
Sarah Hamersma
Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs, Syracuse University
Lisa Henry
Professor, Anthropology, University of North Texas
Victor J. Hinojosa
Associate Professor, Honors College, Baylor University
Andrew P. Hogue
Senior Lecturer, Honors College, and Director of the Philanthropy & Public Service Program, Baylor University
Mike Hole
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Population Health, Dell Medical School, University of Texas
Leslie Hossfeld
Dean, College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences, Clemson University
David Kahle
Associate Professor, Statistical Science, Baylor University
Beth A. Lanning
Associate Professor, Public Health - Health & Human Sciences, and Director, Undergraduate Health Program, Baylor University
Hiram G. Larew
Former Director, International Programs, USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture (retired)
Tammy C. Leonard
Associate Professor, Economics, University of North Texas
Eric Meyer
Associate Director, Warriors Research Institute; Clinical Research Psychologist, VA VISN 17 Center of Excellence for Research of Returning War Veterans; Associate Research Professor, Psychology & Neuroscience, Baylor University
Dan Millimet
Professor, Economics, Southern Methodist University; Research Fellow, IZA Institute of Labor Economics
George Naufal
Assistant Research Scientist, Public Policy Research Institute, Texas A&M University; Research Fellow, IZA Institute of Labor Economics
Linda Plank
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Clinica Associate Professor, Louise Herrington School of Nursing, Baylor University
E. Clay Polson
Assistant Professor, Social Work, Baylor University
Sandi L. Pruitt
Assistant Professor, Clinical Sciences, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Lesa Scholl
Vice Principal, Emmanuel College, University of Queensland
Joseph R. Sharkey
Professor, Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health, Texas A&M University; Founding Director, Program for Research and Outreach-Engagement on Nutrition and Health Disparities Solutions
Jon E. Singletary
Professor and Dean, Social Work, Baylor University
John F. (Jeff) Tanner, Jr.
Dean, Strome College of Business, Old Dominion University
Elaine Waxman
Senior Fellow, Income and Benefits Policy Center, Urban Institute
Pham Hoang Van
Professor, Economics, Baylor University
Gaynor Yancey
Professor and Master Teacher, Social Work; Director, Center for Family and Community Ministries; Faculty Regent, Baylor University
Kelly R. Ylitalo
Assistant Professor, Public Health - Health & Human Sciences, Baylor University

Graduate Fellows

Cara Cliburn Allen
Doctoral Candidate, Higher Education Studies and Leadership, Baylor University
Sara Dye
Doctoral Candidate, English, Baylor University
Leah Gatlin
Doctoral Candidate, Social Work, Baylor University