Advisory Council

Bill Bellinger

Dr. W. H. Bellinger, Jr. holds the W. Marshall and Lulie Craig Chair in Bible and serves as Professor of Religion and Chair of the Religion Department at Baylor University.  His teaching area is the Hebrew Scriptures and he enjoys working with upper-level undergraduate classes and graduate seminars in keeping students engaged in learning with a variety of group learning activities.  His latest publication is the second edition of a volume designed for the classroom – Psalms:  A Guide to Studying the Psalter, 2nd ed. (Grand Rapids:  Baker Academic, 2012).


Jon Engelhardt

Since July 2007, Dr. Jon Engelhardt has served as Dean of Baylor University’s School of Education where he is also a professor of Curriculum and Instruction.  A former middle school mathematics teacher, he served as a faculty member in mathematics (teacher) education at Arizona State for 16 years and another 25 years as Dean of Education at four universities.  While Dean at the University of Texas, El Paso and Northern Arizona State University, he was actively involved in the early efforts to use distance technologies to offer university coursework and programs. As a mathematics teacher educator, he founded a clinic to study children’s learning challenges in mathematics, and he has spent considerable time thinking about and studying pedagogical issues related to teaching and learning at all ages.

Ellen Filgo

I am the E-Learning Librarian in the Reference and Instruction Department of Baylor University Libraries. This means in addition to providing reference and instruction services to students and faculty at Baylor, I also design and create online instructional materials. I also investigate ways that new generations of students are using the internet and how that can be connected with the online resources the library provides. I am also interested in how computer technologies, new media and Web 2.0 enable people to create their own webs of learning.


Tom Hanks

Professor Tom Hanks has been designated a Baylor “Master Teacher.” He has taught at Baylor for over 36 years, in the English Department and—since its inception— in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core (World Cultures 1). Dr. Hanks states that “a university-level teacher must both teach well and produce new material in his/her field, either through research and publication or through public performance.” Following that dictum, he has earned every teaching award Baylor offers, and written or edited four books and twenty-seven articles as well.



Chris Hansen

Chris Hansen is an Associate Professor and Director of the Film & Digital Media program in the Department of Communication Studies.  He teaches primarily workshop-oriented creative courses, such as Directing and Screenwriting.  His focus, then, is on innovative methods for teaching and assessing creativity in the classroom.





Tim Logan

Tim Logan graduated from Stanford University with a BA in History in 1975 and the University of Texas at Austin, receiving an MFA in theatrical design in 1981. Tim has been at Baylor University since 1981, starting as the technical director and lighting designer for the Theater Arts department. Over the years, Tim has worked on numerous projects in academic and library technology.  Tim currently serves as the Associate Vice President for the Electronic Library at Baylor University, providing leadership for centralized academic computing and electronic library resources for faculty, staff, and students. Tim is active in EDUCAUSE, the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, Texas Digital Library, and the New Media Consortium.

Stephen Reid

I have been teaching for over thirty years in seminaries in the United, Canada, and South Africa. I served on staff at the Pre-Tenure Teaching Workshop for the Teaching and Learning Religion Center in Wabash. I also completed the Summer Faculty Institute as well as the New Media workshop at Baylor.





Laine Scales

T. Laine Scales, Ph.D. is Associate Dean of Professional Development and Professor of Higher Education at Baylor University.   She has authored, co-authored, or co-edited ten books, 40 articles and chapters, and presented over 50 professional papers and workshops in higher education and in social work.  Her research interests include doctoral education, women in higher education, and Christian colleges and universities. She teaches masters- level students in Baylor’s Higher Education and Student Affairs program and doctoral students in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (EDA 6302). Dr. Scales shares daily life with 200 undergraduates in her role as Faculty- in- Residence of Kokernot Hall.

Anne-Marie Schultz

Anne-Marie Schultz is Director of the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core and Associate Professor of Philosophy. She co-directed the SFI for several years and also served  Graduate Director of the Philosophy Department  and developed the teacher training course for philosophy graduate students.  She is a popular teacher and well-known for her ability to create a discussion centered learning environment in the classroom.  Publishes on Plato, Augustine, Feminism, Popular Culture and issues related to teaching philosophy.



Elizabeth Vardaman

Elizabeth Vardaman is an associate dean in the College of Arts & Sciences.  In 2000, she became a charter member of the National Association of Fellowship Advisors (NAFA) and has subsequently served as a member of the NAFA executive board and campus representative for many national scholarship schemes, including Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, and Fulbright.  Additionally, she is involved in undergraduate initiatives and programs, including first-year experiences, undergraduate research, and Honors.  See the national scholarship website at for more details of programming she administers.


Dianna Vitanza – Profile Coming Soon

Chuck Weaver

Charles A. Weaver III has been at Baylor University since 1989, where he is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience.  He has published numerous scientific articles, two books, and delivered more than 75 professional and scientific presentations.    He has served as a forensic expert in civil and criminal cases in more than 25 states, and has testified in both federal and state courts.  He has served on the editorial boards of five journals, including the Journal of Educational Psychology and served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition.  He is currently chair of a grant review panel for the U. S. Department of Education, and was recently named as a “Fellow” of the Association for Psychological Science.

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