Interdisciplinary Programs and Academic Resources

The programs and services in this area enrich the academic programs of the entire University. Interdisciplinary Programs and Academic Support Services consist of two primary components:

  1. Interdisciplinary study programs.  A wide variety of programs crossing the boundaries of various academic units provides interdisciplinary opportunities for students and faculty, thereby enhancing the quality of the University experience.
    The University’s involvement with international studies and programs finds its logical home within the interdisciplinary scope of this area.  This involves international students in Baylor’s various academic units, exchange programs, and study abroad programs, as well as academic programs with an international focus.
  2. The learning resource base is an integral component of the entire University.  This consists of the Baylor University Libraries, the museum complex, and the Baylor University Press.

Center for Global Engagement

Jeffrey Hamilton, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Global Engagement, and Jo Murphy Chair
Lynae Jordan, Assistant to the Vice Provost for Global Engagement and Office Manager
Holly Joyner, M.A., Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications
Jorge Vielledent, M.S. Ed, MBA, Financial Manager

International Student and Scholar Services

Mark Bryant, Ed.D., Director of International Student and Scholar Services
Grace Semple-Paul, J.D., Assistant Director of International Student and Scholar Services and J-1 Scholar Advisor
Leslie Hicks, International Student Advisor
Brandon Hoye, M.S. Ed., International Programs Coordinator
Timothy L. Johnson, International Student Advisor
Delores Melendez, International Student Records Management Associate

Study Abroad

Bo White, Ed.D., M.Div., Director of Study Abroad
Kodi Henderson, M.A., Assistant Director of Study Abroad
Sophia Ferris, Study Abroad Program Advisor
Katie Klingstedt, M.S. Ed., Study Abroad Program Advisor

Global Baylor

(Quality Enhancement Plan)

Robert Leis, M.A., MBA, Assistant Director of Global Baylor

Global Gateway

Cornell Menking, Ph.D., Director of Global Gateway Program
Meredith L. Moore, M.A., Senior Student Success Manager
Christine A. Fabiszewski, M.A., Lecturer, English for Academic Purposes
Matthew Piech, M.A., A.A.S., Lecturer, English for Academic Purposes
Tanya R. Vernon, M.A., Lecturer, English for Academic Purposes
Debra M. Wainscott, M.A., Lecturer, English for Academic Purposes


Institute of Archaeology
Joseph V. Ferraro, Ph.D., Director
C. Alton Hassell, Ph.D., (Chemistry)
Lee C. Nordt, Ph.D., (Geology)

J. M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies
C. Douglas Weaver, Ph.D., Director
Jerold Waltman, Ph.D., Editor of The Journal of Church and State

Institute for Oral History
Stephen M. Sloan, Director
Adrienne Cain, B.A., M.L.S., Assistant Director
Steven Sielaff, B.A., M.A., Senior Editor and Collections Manager

Academic Resources

University Libraries

John S. Wilson, M.L.S., Interim Dean of University Libraries & Assoc. Dean of Special Collections and Director of the Texas Collection
Timothy M. Logan, M.F.A., Associate Vice President of the Electronic Library

Central Libraries

Beth Elene Farwell, M.M., M.L.I.S., Director
Kenneth L. Carriveau, Jr., M.S.L.S., Associate Director
Sha Towers, M.M., M.L.S., Associate Director
John Bales, M.Div., M.L.I.S.
Eileen M. Bentsen, M.A., M.Phil., M.L.S.
Christina Chan-Park, Ph.D., M.P.A.
Clayton Crenshaw, M.M., M.S.L.S.
Bruce J. Evans, M.L.S.
Ellen Hampton Filgo, M.S.L.S.
Ben Johansen, Ph.D., M.M.
Kara Long, M.A., M.S.I.S.
Megan Martensen, M.S.I.S.
Allison M. McCormack, M.L.I.S.
Peter Ramsey, M.S.L.S.
Carol Carson Schuetz, M.S., M.L.S.
Sinai P. Wood, M.L.S.
Allison R. Yanos, M.L.S.

Electronic Library

Amie Oliver, M.L.I.S., Associate Director
Debra Davendonis-Todd, M.L.I.S., Associate Director

Academic Technology and Media Services
David R. Burns, M.S.Ed.

Client Services
Richard D. Gerik, M.S., Director
J. Michael Hutcheson, M.S.
Conner J. Krey, B.B.A.

Online Teaching and Learning Services
Sandra M. Bennett, Ph.D., Director

Resources and Collection Management Services
Billie R. Peterson-Lugo, M.A.L.S., Director
H. Denyse Rodgers, M.L.S.
Darryl B. Stuhr, M.M.

Special Libraries and Centers

Armstrong Browning Library
Rita Patteson, M.LS., Director
Jennifer H. Borderud, M.A., M.S.I.S.
Cynthia A. Burgess, M.L.I.S.

Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society
Kathy R. Hillman, M.L.S., Director

The Texas Collection
John S. Wilson, M.L.S., Director
Amanda K. Norman, M.A., M.S.I.S.
Benna Vaughn, M.A.

Baylor Collection of Political Materials
Mary K. Goolsby, M.L.I.S.
William B. Hair, III, M.L.S.
Chet Edwards, W. R. Poage Distinguished Chair for Public Service

Endowed Positions

Josh King, Ph.D., holder of the Margarett Root Brown Chair in Robert Browning and Victorian Studies

Baylor University Press

Carey C. Newman, Ph.D., Director
Diane Smith, M.A., Associate Director/Production Manager
Karla Garrett, B.B.A., Finance and Operations Manager
Jenny Hunt, M.A. Assistant Production Manager/Electronic Publishing Manager
David Aycock, B.B.A., Marketing and Sale Manager

Mayborn Museum Complex

Charles H. Walter, M.B.A., Director of Mayborn Museum Complex
Tom Haddad, A.A.S., Assistant Director of Facilities and Collections
Lesa Bush, B.S., Assistant Director of Education and Programs
Rebecca Tucker-Nall, M.A., Assistant Director of Communications

Endowed Positions


The Jo Murphy Chair, Center for Global Engagement

Special Appointment

The Baylor Plantation Ranch Museum Curatorship


The Eloise and Baker James Cauthen – Asian Studies Scholarship
The Dr. and Mrs. O.P. Constantine Memorial Scholarship
The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
The Glennis McCrary Goodrich International Scholarship
The Dixon Wector Scholarship in American Civilization

Applications for all academic scholarships may be obtained by contacting the specific academic department. 


Institute of Archaeology

The Institute of Archaeology is a multidisciplinary unit anchored in the Department of Anthropology. The aim of the Institute is to enhance knowledge of the human past through the scientific recovery and analysis of artifacts and ecofacts from archaeological sites and to promote the wide diffusion and responsible interpretation of that knowledge on campus and in the wider community. These goals are carried out through the Institute’s support of both faculty and student research, awarding scholarships to students engaged in archaeological fieldwork, and sponsorship of an active on-campus colloquium series.

J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies

The J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies is the only interdisciplinary institute of its kind in American academia, providing scholars with the resources to examine the relationship between religion and politics, as well as the broader relationship between religion and society, from a variety of faith perspectives, cultural traditions, and academic disciplines. From its inception in 1957, the stated purpose of the Institute has been to stimulate academic interest and encourage research and publications in this vital interdisciplinary field. In carrying out its statement of purpose, the Institute has sought to honor a threefold commitment: to be interfaith, interdisciplinary, and international.

Institute for Oral History

The Institute for Oral History provides ongoing oral history research and teaching, with various expressions of its work carried out through research, publications, educational outreach, and public programming. In addition to the full-time research staff, fellows are chosen annually from among the various disciplines of the Baylor faculty to expand the Institute’s work into a wide variety of research areas.

Center for Global Engagement (CGE)

The Center for Global Engagement is charged with supporting the mission of Baylor University to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service. We do this by assisting faculty, staff, students participating in international activities such as study abroad programs, internships, research, and academic conferences. Additionally, the Center for Global Engagement works with international students and scholars who come here to join our academic community, assisting with the visa process, orientation and integration into the university and life in the United States. Finally, by sponsoring academic and cultural events across campus throughout the year, the Center works to broaden our community’s exposure to cultural diversity and prepare students to live in a global society.

Please visit the Center for Global Engagement’s website at

Current faculty-led group study abroad programs include:

Program Faculty Member
Archaeology Research in Italy Dr. Davide Zori
Baylor Academy of the Advocate – St Andrews (Law) Dr. William Counseller, Mr. Stephen Rispoli
Baylor Arts Festivals Abroad Dr. Jojo Percy
Baylor Business in Europe Dr. Leslie Palich
Baylor Business in Sydney Dr. Chris Pullig
Baylor Education in Costa Rica Dr. Richard Strot
Baylor in Argentina Dr. Joan Supplee
Baylor in Australia Dr. Christopher Wynveen
Baylor in Barbados Dr. Curt Nicols
Baylor in Brazil Dr. Eva Doyle, Dr. Robert Doyle
Baylor in Budapest Prof. Maxey Parrish
Baylor in Denia Dr. Allyson Irom
Baylor in Germany Dr. Jennifer Good
Baylor in Great Britain Dr. James Henderson, Dr. Charles Weaver
Baylor in Greece Dr. Scott Moore
Baylor in Italy Dr. Dan Hanchey
Baylor in Japan Dr. Yuko Prefume
Baylor in London - Communication Dr. Kayla Rhidenour
Baylor in Madrid Dr. Rosario Colchero-Dorado
Baylor in Morocco Dr. Lynn Whitcomb
Baylor in New Zealand Dr. Clay Butler
Baylor in Oxford Dr. Elizabeth Flowers, Dr. Laine Scales
Baylor in Paris Dr. Alexandre Thiltges
Baylor in Peru Dr. Clay Butler
Baylor in Tuscany Dr. Tiziano Cherubini
Baylor Nursing in Great Britain Dr. Lyn Prater
European Business Seminar Dr. Richard Easley
Apparel Studies European Tour Dr. Lorynn Divita
Global Health in Africa Dr. Lori Spies, Dr. Beth Lanning
Health Sciences in Costa Rica Dr. Tricia Blalock, Dr. Kim Smith
Interior Design Study Abroad Prof. Ann Theriot

Current semester or year-long exchange and study abroad programs include the following:

Country Institution Faculty
Argentina Universidad Nacional de Cuyo Dr. Joan Supplee
Australia University of Sydney CGE Staff
Austria Karl Franzens Universität Graz (MAUI-UTRECHT) CGE Staff
Belgium Universiteit Antwerpen (MAUI-UTRECHT) CGE Staff
China Tsinghua University Dr. Xin Wang
China Hong Kong Baptist University McBride Center
China Chinese University of Hong Kong CGE Staff
Czech Republic Masaryk Univerzita (MAUI-UTRECHT) CGE Staff
Czech Republic Anglo American University Prague (CEA) CGE Staff
Denmark Aarhus Universitet (MAUI-UTRECHT) CGE Staff
England Baylor in London/FIE CGE Staff
England Coventry University CGE Staff
England Regent’s University CGE Staff
England Scholar’s Semester in Oxford Dr. Jeff Fish
England University of East Anglia CGE Staff
England Oriel College CGE Staff
England University of Birmingham CGE Staff
England University of Hull (MAUI-UTRECHT) CGE Staff
Estonia University of Tartu CGE Staff
France The American University of Paris CGE Staff
France C.U.P.A. (Center for Undergraduate Programs) Dr. David Uber
France IAU College-Aix-en-Provence CGE Staff
France Paris School of Business (PSB) CGE Staff
France Universite de Caen Dr. Theresa Kennedy
France Universite de Strasbourg (MAUI-UTRECHT) CGE Staff
Germany Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg Dr. Ann McGlashan
Germany “Universitat Leipzig” (MAUI-UTRECHT) CGE Staff
Germany Berlin Global Institute CGE Staff
Germany Ruhr Universität Bochum (MAUI-UTRECHT) CGE Staff
Germany Otto Beisheim School of Mgt. (WHU) McBride Center
Greece University of Thessalonilki (MAUI-UTRECHT) CGE Staff
Ireland National University of Ireland, Cork (MAUI-UTRECHT) CGE Staff
Ireland University College Dublin CGE Staff
Isreal Tel Aviv University CGE Staff
Italy Florence University of the Arts CGE Staff
Italy John Cabot University Rome CGE Staff
Italy Siena Italian Studies CGE Staff
Italy Universidade di Bologna (MAUI-UTRECHT) CGE Staff
Japan Hosei University Dr. Yuko Prefume
Japan Seinan Gakuin University CGE Staff
Japan Tohoku University Yuko Prefume
Latvia University of Latvia (MAUI-UTRECHT) CGE Staff
Lithuania Vilnius University (MAUI-UTRECHT) CGE Staff
Malta University of Malta (MAUI-UTRECHT) CGE Staff
Mexico Monterrey Tech (ITESM) Queretaro Dr. Lizbeth Souza-Fuertes
Morocco Al Akhawayn University CGE Staff
The Netherlands Baylor in Maastricht CGE Staff
The Netherlands University of Utrecht (MAUI-UTRECHT) CGE Staff
The Netherlands Utrecht School of the Arts (MAUI-UTRECHT) CGE Staff
Norway University of Bergen (MAUI-UTRECHT) CGE Staff
Peru Pontificia Universidad Catolica Dr. Lizbeth Souza-Fuertes
Poland Jagiellonian University in Krakow (MAUI-UTRECHT) CGE Staff
Portugal Universidade de Coimbra (MAUI-UTRECHT) CGE Staff
Romania Alexandru Ioan Cuza University (MAUI-UTRECHT) CGE Staff
Scotland Baylor in St. Andrews CGE Staff
Scotland University of Edinburgh CGE Staff
Slovakia University of Comenius, Bratislava (MAUI-UTRECHT) CGE Staff
Slovenia Univerza Ljubljana (MAUI-UTRECHT) CGE Staff
South Africa Rhodes University, Grahamstown CGE Staff
South Korea Yonsei University CGE Staff
Spain Universidad of Cantabria CGE Staff
Spain St. Louis University Madrid CGE Staff
Switzerland Universitat Basel (MAUI-UTRECHT) CGE Staff
Turkey Bogazici University (inactive) Dr. Scott Moore

Information and brochures are available from the Program Directors, and Exchange Program/Study Abroad Advisor, 254-710-4824, or on the website: