Having graduated from Baylor, I know firsthand the expertise our professors demonstrate in their chosen areas of study. That’s not as well known outside our campus, however, so it speaks well for Baylor when our professors are cited as experts in the national media.
Just last week, history professor Dr. Thomas Kidd was flown to New York for an in-person interview on Fox News, where he and another scholar spent nearly an hour on the air discussing the impact of George Whitefield, an 18th-century preacher who helped spread the Great Awakening in Britain and the American colonies. (See video below starting around the 10:00 mark, or read the transcript here.)
Almost daily, Baylor professors appear in media outlets around the country, cited as experts on a variety of topics. Here are just a few recent examples:
* Educational psychology professor Dr. Susan Johnsen was quoted in The New York Times in an article on kindergarten programs for gifted students.
* School of Ed professor Dr. Wesley Null talked to Education Week about the real impact of Texas’ decisions on textbooks nationwide.
* Law professor Mark Osler was quoted in USA Today talking about the push for a re-evaluation of sentencing for crack cocaine offenses.
* Dr. Gary Carini, associate dean of graduate programs for the Hankamer School of Business, described the importance of an MBA for human resources professionals in HR Magazine.
* Political science professor Dr. Bradley Thayer was sought out by Foreign Affairs Magazine for an interview on tips for students of political science.
(For even more previous examples, click here.)
Sic ’em, Baylor professors!