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August 30, 2016
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Dr. Laine Scales Named Baylor Master Teacher [08/30/2016]

Dr. Laine ScalesDr. Laine Scales, professor of higher education who teaches in the School of Education’s Ph.D. program in higher education and leadership studies, is among three Baylor faculty members honored for teaching excellence.

Baylor University Interim President David E. Garland announced the designation of Master Teacher – the highest honor granted to Baylor faculty members for sustained excellence in teaching – has been conferred on Corey P. Carbonara, Ph.D., professor of film and digital media, College of Arts & Sciences; T. Laine Scales, Ph.D., professor of higher education, School of Education, and associate dean of graduate studies and professional development, Graduate School; and Gaynor I. Yancey, D.S.W., professor of social work, Diana R. Garland School of Social Work. Continue Reading →

November 4, 2015
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Higher Education Researchers Present at ASHE Conference [11/04/2015]

McLendon-200The latest research on key higher education issues is being presented this week by researchers from Baylor School of Education at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), being held Nov. 4-8 in Denver.

Baylor School of Education Dean, Dr. Michael McLendon, two faculty members from the Department of Educational Administration, and two doctoral students from the department are part of the conference.

McLendon, also professor of higher education in the School of Education, is chairing the annual Graduate Student Policy Seminar, which familiarizes top PhD students from around the country with the work of senior scholars in the field of higher education. Baylor doctoral student in the Department of Educational Administration Cara Cliburn Allen was selected to be part of this year’s seminar. Continue Reading →

June 11, 2015
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SOE’s Dr. Rishi Sriram Appointed to Editorial Board [06/11/2015]

Rishi-Blog-325Dr. Rishi Sriram, graduate program director in the Department of Educational Administration in the Baylor School of Education, has been selected as a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of College Student Development (JCSD).

JCSD is a higher-education student affairs journal published and founded by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). Continue Reading →

June 1, 2015
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SOE Master’s Students Raise Funds for Water Play Center [06/01/2015]

Baylor School of Education master’s students in the Sport Management finance class have been working to raise $10,000 to build a water play center at the Piper Center for Family Studies and Child Development. The Piper Center allows approximately 350 Baylor students a semester to study, observe, and experience child development behaviors in and outside the classroom.

Piper-KidsThe idea for the Piper Water Discovery Center began last fall semester with Dr. Mar Magnusen, assistant professor in the sport management graduate program, and Barbara Crosby, director of the Piper Center. They wanted to find a project that would benefit sport management students, the Piper Center and the Waco community. Funding and building a water feature for the kids sounded perfect.

When Magnusen began teaching his sport finance class this semester, he introduced the project to his students, and the ideas started flowing. Students formed teams and pitched ideas for a campaign to fund the water center, which will include a miniature fountain spouting water into a stream covered halfway by a bridge that eventually leads to a plant garden. Continue Reading →

March 17, 2015
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SOE Grad Programs Ranked by U.S. News [3/17/2015]


Baylor School of Education is one of only three Texas schools in the top 100 of the newly released list of 2016 Best Graduate Schools of Education from U.S. News.

Baylor School of Education advanced to No. 83, up nine places from its last ranking in 2014. To determine the rankings, U.S. News surveyed graduate education programs at 357 schools granting doctoral degrees in fall 2014. Continue Reading →

February 20, 2015
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New EdD Launched at Baylor School of Education [2/20/2015]


Dr. John Wilson is Program Director for the EdD in K-12 Educational Leadership

Baylor University School of Education (SOE) is launching a new Doctor of Education (EdD) Degree in K-12 Educational Leadership, expecting to enroll students as early as June of 2015. The program received approval from the Baylor Board of Regents on Feb. 13. (For more program information, visit the SOE Web: EdD in K-12 Educational Leadership.) Continue Reading →

December 19, 2014
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SOE graduate to head Kentucky Community and Technical College System [12/19/2014]

JayBox-BlogSchool of Education (SOE) graduate Jay Box, EdD ’94, has been named president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). The organization’s board of regents voted unanimously to choose Box for the position on Nov. 16. Box has been serving as chancellor of the Kentucky system since 2009 — providing system-wide leadership for academic affairs, economic development, work force training, and research and policy analysis. He will begin his presidency on Jan. 16, succeeding Dr. Michael B. McCall, KCTCS’s first and only president.

Dr. Robert Cloud, SOE professor of higher education and chair of the Department of Educational Administration, was excited to hear the news about his former doctoral student. Continue Reading →

October 7, 2014
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Dept. of Educational Administration Hosts Area Administrators [10/7/2014]


Brent Merritt, Assistant Superintendent of Midway ISD, led a presentation on new state accountability reporting.

A stunning view of downtown Waco from the fourth level of McLane Stadium drew a crowd of more than 80 school administrators from Region 12 to the annual Administrators Appreciation Day, hosted on Oct. 3 by the School of Education’s Department of Educational Administration. Continue Reading →