An associate professor in the Honors College, J. Lenore Wright earned her Ph.D. in philosophy under the direction of Carolyn Korsmeyer from the State University of New York at Buffalo (’98), her M.A. in philosophy from Baylor University (’95), and her B.A. in philosophy summa cum laude from Morehead State University (’94). She divides her teaching time between the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core, her affiliated department, philosophy and the Academy for Teaching and Learning. Her research interests include Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Philosophy and Culture, and Feminist Theory.
Ashley Palmer has been a part of the ATL since 2009 and currently serves as the center’s Interim Assistant Director. She facilitates various ATL programs and initiatives including the Seminars for Excellence in Teaching, The Graduate Fellows Program, and Faculty Interest Groups (coming this Spring!). Ashley is also a doctoral candidate in the Sociology Department. She studies how changing cultural norms create a marriage squeeze in various relationship markets. Ashley’s broader goal in higher ed is to help students develop (or rediscover) the intrinsic motivation to learn and to promote educational structures that support this. Ashley practices teaching, learning, and sociology on her five-year-old daughter, Olive.
Theresa Williams began working for Baylor in December of 2004. She grew up in Iowa but has lived in Waco since 1990. Theresa is currently enrolled in the BIC (Baylor Interdisciplinary Core) program with an eye on business degree. She has three sons, a 21 yr. old Baylor junior Psychology major, and 18 yr. old twins that started TSTC this fall. She also has her adorable Corgi, Lois Lane. Theresa is the treasurer for BSA Troop 456, the troop her twins obtained their Eagle rank in. On her days off she enjoys backpacking, hiking, camping and perusing antique malls!