Our Team

Dr. David D. Corey

Director of Baylor in Washington, Professor of Political Science in the Honors Program

Dr. Corey studied law and jurisprudence at Old College, Edinburgh before taking up graduate work in political philosophy. His M.A. and Ph.D. are from Louisiana State University, home of the Eric Voegelin Institute for American Renaissance Studies, where he worked closely with Cecil Eubanks, Ellis Sandoz and Jim Stoner.

While in graduate school, he won a Richard M. Weaver Fellowship from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and a Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Fellowship (DAAD) for Research in Germany. He spent the entire 2000-2001 academic year at the Universität Heidelberg, studying German and writing a dissertation on the Greek Sophists.

Dr. Corey began teaching while a graduate student at LSU. He joined the Baylor faculty in 2002 and has won eight teaching awards. In 2010 he held the Bell Distinguished Visiting Professor Chair at the University of Tulsa, where he delivered the annual Bell Lecture on the western just war tradition.

He is the author of two books, The Just War Tradition (2012) and The Sophists in Plato’s Dialogues (2015). He has written more than a dozen articles in such venues as the Review of Politics, History of Political Thought, Modern Age, Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy, and the Cambridge Dictionary of Political Thought.

His current project, Political Philosophy Against Ideology, is a study of the loss of healthy political association in the United States due to the rise of ideology.

Dr. Corey is closely affiliated with a number of institutes and foundations. He is a Faculty Associate at the John Jay Institute, a Research Fellow for the Institute for the Study of American Civic Literacy, and a Peer Reviewer for the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Mollie Moore

Director of Semester Program Operations

Mollie Moore is the director of semester program operations for Baylor in Washington. Based in Washington, D.C., she oversees Baylor's Washington Semester Program and seeks to provide an integrative strategy for all of Baylor’s programs and initiatives in the nation’s capital.

Prior to joining the Baylor in Washington team, she served as the senior manager of academic programs at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where she managed the Institute's outreach to colleges and universities, with a particular focus on Christian higher education. Before AEI, Mollie served on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s legislative team working on a variety of issues including tax, trade, economic development, and federal grants. Mollie is a 2013 graduate of Baylor University, where she earned a B.A. in international studies. She also completed a nine-month, post-graduate fellowship upon arriving in Washington.

In addition to her role with Baylor, Mollie serves on the boards of the Falls Church Fellows Program and the Consortium of Christian Study Centers.


Dr. Matthew Lee Anderson

Assistant Director of Baylor in Washington, Research Associate with Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion

Matthew Lee Anderson is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion. He completed a D.Phil. in Christian Ethics at Oxford University for the fall of 2018 under the supervision of Prof. Nigel Biggar. He is a Perpetual Member of Biola University's Torrey Honors Institute, and founded Mere Orthodoxy, an online journal devoted to critically analyzing religion, politics, and public life.

He is the author of two books, and has written for Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, The Washington Post, and other outlets.