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 provide 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. Academic Support Services are an integral component of the entire University and consist of the Baylor University Libraries, the Mayborn 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

Academic Resources

University Libraries

Jeffry Archer, M.L.S., Dean of University Libraries
Ralph Sherman, Assistant Vice President for Business Operations and Financial Services

Moody and Jones Libraries

Sha Towers, M.M., M.L.S., Associate Dean of Research and Engagement
Josh Been, M.L.S., Associate Librarian and Director of Data and Digital Scholarship
Rachel Blume, M.L.I.S., Health Sciences Liaison Librarian
Kenneth L. Carriveau, Jr., Ph.D., Associate Librarian and STEM Librarian
Christina Chan-Park, Ph.D., Associate Librarian and STEM Coordinator
Ezra Choe, M.L.I.S., Theology and Philosophy Librarian
Bruce J. Evans, M.L.I.S., Associate Librarian and Director for Cataloging and Metadata Services
Beth Elene Farwell, M.M., M.L.I.S., Associate Librarian and Director of Arts and Special Collections Research Center
Ellen Hampton Filgo, M.S.L.S., Associate Librarian and Director of the Liaison Program
Amy James, M.L.I.S., Online Librarian for Education & Information Literacy
Carol Carson Schuetz, M.S., M.L.S., Business Librarian
Laura Semrau, M.L.I.S., Humanities Librarian
Amy Swanson, M.L.I.S., Assistant Librarian and Rare Books Catalog Librarian
Millicent Weber, M.A., Data Science Librarian
Sinai P. Wood, M.L.S., Associate Professor and Documents Librarian
Allison R. Yanos, M.L.S., Assistant Librarian, Assistant Director of Cataloging and Metadata Services, and Database Management and Systems Librarian

Library and Academic Technology Services

David R. Burns, M.S.Ed., Associate Vice President

Library Collections, Systems, and Digital Services

Billie R. Peterson-Lugo, M.L.S., Associate DeanJenny Bolech, M.S.L.S, Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian
H. Denyse Rodgers, M.L.S., Associate Professor and Director of Library Systems
Mike Thompson, M.L.I.S., Associate Librarian and Director of Collection Development and Delivery Services

Special Libraries, Institutes, and Centers

Armstrong Browning Library
Jennifer H. Borderud, M.A., M.S.I.S., Assistant Dean for Special Libraries and Director
Cyndie Burgess, M.L.I.S., Librarian Emeritus
Laura French, M.L.S, Associate Librarian and Curator
Rita Patteson, M.L.S., Associate Professor Emeritus for University Libraries

Institute for Oral History
Stephen Sloan, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director
Adrienne Cain, M.L.S., Assistant Director and Lecturer
Steven Sielaff, M.A., Senior Editor, Collections Manager, and Senior Lecturer

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

The Texas Collection
Jeff Pirtle, M.A., Associate Librarian and Director
Sylvia Hernandez, M.L.I.S., Assistant Librarian and Archivist
Elizabeth Rivera, Ph.D., University Archivist
Benna Vaughan, M.A., Assistant Librarian and Special Collections and Manuscripts Archivist

Baylor University Press

R. David Nelson, Ph.D., Director
David Aycock, B.B.A, Deputy Director
Jenny Hunt, M.A., Associate Director
Cade Jarrell, M.Div., Assistant Director & Managing Editor
Michelle McCaig, E.M.B.A., Associate Director

Mayborn Museum Complex

Charles H. Walter, M.B.A., Director of Mayborn Museum Complex
Lesa Bush, B.S., Associate Director
Tom Haddad, A.A.S., Assistant Director of Collections and Facilities
Rebecca Tucker Nall, M.A., Assistant Director of Exhibits, Communications, and Visitor Services

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, and 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
Apparel Studies European Tour Dr. Lorynn Divita
Aquatic Research in Galapogos Dr. Cole Matson
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. Sarah Mosher
Baylor Business in Barcelona (Winter) Dr. Emily Hunter
Baylor Business in Europe Dr. Leslie Palich
Baylor Business in Seoul Dr. Forest Kim
Baylor Business in Singapore Dr. Lora Tu
Baylor Business in Sydney Dr. John Carlson
Baylor Comm. & International Politics Dr. Luke Winslow
Baylor in Argentina Dr. Melisa Dracos
Baylor in Australia Dr. Christopher Wynveen
Baylor in Brazil Dr. Eva Doyle, Dr. Robert Doyle
Baylor in Denia Dr. Allyson Irom
Baylor in Germany Dr. Cindy Jones
Baylor in Great Britain Dr. James Henderson, Dr. Charles Weaver
Baylor in Great Britain (Winter) 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. Blair Browning
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. Cristian Bratu
Baylor in Sicily Dr. Clark Baker
Baylor in Tuscany Dr. Tiziano Cherubini
Baylor Journalism in Ireland Mr. Matthew Brammer
Baylor Nursing in Great Britain Dr. Lyn Prater
Baylor Nursing in Vietnam Dr. Renee Jones
Creative Arts Experience Abroad (Winter) Dr. Laurel Zeiss
CSD in Rwanda (Winter) Ms Nadine Welch
European Business Seminar Dr. Keith Richards
European Business Seminar (Winter) Dr. Keith Richards
Greek Leadership in Costa Rica (Winter) Dr. Randy Wood
Global Health in Africa Dr. Lori Spies, Dr. Beth Lanning
Great Text in Italy (Winter) Dr. Scott Moore
Health Research in Galapogos Dr. Michael Muehlenbein
Health Sciences in Costa Rica Dr. Tricia Blalock, Dr. Kim Smith
Health Sciences in Costa Rica (Winter) Dr. Tricia Blalock, Dr. Kim Smith
Interior Design Study Abroad Prof. Ann Theriot
The U.S. in World War II Dr. David Smith

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
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 CGE Staff
England Coventry University CGE Staff
England Liverpool Hope University CGE Staff
England Regent’s University CGE Staff
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 (MAUI-UTRECHT) CGE Staff
France The American University of Paris (SAI) 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 “Universitat Leipzig” (MAUI-UTRECHT) CGE Staff
Germany Berlin Global Institute (CIEE) CGE Staff
Germany Ruhr Universität Bochum (MAUI-UTRECHT) CGE Staff
Greece University of Thessalonilki (MAUI-UTRECHT) CGE Staff
Ireland University College, Cork (MAUI-UTRECHT) CGE Staff
Ireland University College Dublin CGE Staff
Italy Florence University of the Arts (SAI) CGE Staff
Italy John Cabot University Rome (SAI) CGE Staff
Italy Universidade di Bologna (MAUI-UTRECHT) CGE Staff
Japan Hosei University Dr. Yuko Prefume
Japan Seinan Gakuin University Dr. Yuko Prefume
Japan Tohoku University Dr. 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 Korea Korea University CGE Staff
South Korea Yonsei University CGE Staff
Spain Comillas Pontifical University CGE Staff
Spain St. Louis University Madrid CGE Staff
Spain Universidad of Cantabria 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: