For over a decade, PBS’ “Religion & Ethics Newsweekly” has been the only American TV newsmagazine devoted entirely to news of the religious world. The show, which airs on PBS stations all over the country, recently included a segment on American writer Flannery O’Connor that prominently featured Baylor professor Dr. Ralph Wood as one of three experts on the author.
Wood, an English and religion professor here, is himself the author of Flannery O’Connor and the Christ-Haunted South. In the PBS segment (embedded below), he calls O’Connor “the only great Christian writer this nation has produced.”
Wood is far from the only Baylor professor sought out by media to speak as an expert in his or her field. In the last month alone, here are just a few of the Baylor professors cited all over the country on a wide variety of topics:
* Marketing professor Dr. Jim Roberts is quoted in a San Francisco Chronicle story about how Americans can live without credit cards.
* Baylor law professor Dr. Bill Reichenstein comments on a nine-figure settlement in the National Law Journal at Law.com.
* Religion professor Dr. Bruce W. Longenecker is quoted in a Christmas Day article on CNN.com about whether Jesus was poor or wealthy.
* Dr. Robert Kruschwitz, director of Baylor’s Center for Christian Ethics, is quoted about growing skepticism about clergy in the Associated Baptist Press.
Sic ’em, Baylor professors, for sharing your knowledge with not only our students but all those who are interested to hear!