Why do research at Baylor? Compassion, curiosity and courage.
Baylor’s growing emphasis on faculty and student research is driven by three factors:
- Compassion — the desire to help people in countless ways;
- Curiosity — the desire to learn more about the world God created; and
- Courage — the desire to go places and tackle issues that others might shy away from.
Beyond that, each Baylor professor has their own specific “why”; below, five BU faculty members explain what drives their work:
“I study people that I believe history has kind of left behind… so that I can tell their story.”
— Dr. Ronald Angelo Johnson, history
“I like to work on problems that have an impact on humans… and I think that because of Baylor’s Christian mission, that’s very much a focus at this university.”
— Dr. Amanda Hering, statistical science
“[Baylor’s mission] perfectly aligns with the type of work we’re trying to do… improving lives, protecting ecosystems, and ultimately preventing challenges.”
— Dr. Bryan Brooks, environmental science
“There are a lot of rewards that come from being in social work, because you’re helping people — people who desperately need it.”
— Dr. Danielle Parrish, social work
“We teach students, and we need compassion to be able to educate them. You need to give them challenges so they can grow.”
— Dr. Zhenrong Zhang, physics
Sic ’em, Baylor researchers!