Our Team

Dr. David D. Corey

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

Headshot of Dr. David D. Corey Dr. Corey is a professor of Political Science focusing on political philosophy in the Honors Program at Baylor University.  He is also an affiliated member of the departments of Philosophy and Political Science.  He was an undergraduate at Oberlin, where he earned a BA in Classics from the College and a BMus in music from the Conservatory.  He studied law and jurisprudence at Old College, Edinburgh before taking up graduate work in political philosophy at Louisiana State University. He is the author of two books, The Just War Tradition (with J. Daryl Charles) (2012) and The Sophists in Plato’s Dialogues (2015).  He has written more than two dozen articles and book chapters in such venues as the Review of PoliticsHistory of Political ThoughtModern AgeInterpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy, and the Cambridge Dictionary of Political Thought. His current projects, Rethinking American Politics, and Liberalism & The Modern Quest for Freedom, examine the loss of healthy political association in the United States and offer strategies for reform. 


 

Mollie Moore

Director of Programming and Development

Headshot of Mollie Moore in black and whiteMollie Moore is the director of programming and development 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 board of the Consortium of Christian Study Centers.


 

Dr. Matthew Lee Anderson

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

Professional Photo of Matthew Lee AndersonMatthew Lee Anderson is an Assistant Research Professor of Ethics and Theology at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion and the Associate Director of Baylor in Washington. He is an Associate Fellow at the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life at Oxford University, where he completed a D.Phil. in Christian Ethics. He is also a Perpetual Member of Biola University’s Torrey Honors Institute. He founded Mere Orthodoxy, and is the author of two books. Anderson has written for Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, The Washington Post, and elsewhere. He lives in Waco, Texas, where he enjoys beating fourth-graders at basketball.

 

 

Hilary Yancey

Adjunct Professor, Research and Writing

Headshot of Hilary YanceyHilary Yancey received her PhD in philosophy from Baylor University in 2020, where she focused her studies on metaphysics, philosophy of biology and philosophy of disability. In addition to teaching the research writing seminar, she coordinates the 100 Days of Dante project through the Baylor University Honors College, works part time at a local bookshop, and chases her three kids. 

 

 

Beth Butler

Program Manager

Beth Butler HeadshotBeth Butler is from Waco, Texas and works in D.C. as the program manager for Baylor in Washington. She attended Baylor and graduated in 2022 with a University Scholars major and concentrations in Great Texts, Philosophy, and Political Theory. As an undergraduate student, Beth worked as a research assistant at the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion, a student assistant for Baylor in Washington, the managing editor of The Standard, and the social media manager for 100 Days of Dante. She also worked at Fabled, an independent bookstore in Waco, and completed internships at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in D.C. and Plough Quarterly in New York. Her undergraduate honors thesis investigated renderings of Stoic philosophy in Old Western movies, and she plans to pursue graduate studies in theology.

 

 

 

 

 

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