Scholars Forum Archives

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Dr. Jeremy Greer - Introduction to the Conclusion: Matthew 1:21, Narrative & Theological Key to Matthew's Gospel

Assistant Professor of Religion - '15
B.A., Ouachita Baptist University; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D.,
B.H. Carroll Theological Institute

November 2015

Recording forthcoming


Dr. David Splawn - Cinema of Salvation: Christ figures, Conventions, & the Christian-Spectator

Assistant Professor of English, '14

October 2015

Recording forthcoming


Dr. Cole Franklin - The Changing Nature of Intercollegiate Debate

Department Chair & Professor of Communication Studies, ETBU Debate Coach, '06
B.A., Louisiana College; M.A., Stephen F. Austin State University; Ph.D., The University of Southern Mississippi

September 2015

Recording forthcoming


LIGHTNING TALK -- "Intersection of Innovation & Student Engagement"

Dr. Sandy Hoover
Department Chair & Associate Professor of History, '06
B.A., Southeastern Oklahoma State University; M.A., Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., Texas
Tech University

Dr. Warren Johnson
Professor of Religion, '05
B.S., University of Southwestern Louisiana; M.Div., Ph.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological
Seminary; additional graduate study at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Robin McClaran
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, ‘12
B.S.E., East Texas Baptist University; M.S., University of Texas at Tyler; Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Dr. Marty Warren
Professor of Mathematics and Chair of Department of Mathematics, ’92
B. A., M.S., Ph.D., Baylor University

Dr. Troy White
Assistant Professor of English, ‘13
B.A., Mississippi College; M.A., University of Mississippi; Ph.D., Warwick University

March 2015

Recording forthcoming


Dr. Emily Prevost -- "Quality of Life for Baptist Pastors"

Director & Assistant Professor of Leadership Development ‘12
B.A., M.A. Hardin-Simmons University; Ph.D., Dallas Baptist University

February 2015

Recording forthcoming


Dr. Jennifer Bashaw - Jesus, Girard, & Dystopian Literature

Assistant Professor of Religion, '13
B.A., Baylor University; M.Div., George W. Truett Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary

November 2014

Recording forthcoming


Dr. Gerald Nissley - The Use of Christian Devotional Meditation for Treating Anxiety Disorders

Associate Professor of Psychology, '11
B.A., Messiah College; M.S., Millersville University; Psy.D., Capella University

October 2014

Recording forthcoming


Dr. Catherine Crawford - A Case Study of Female College Presidents in Texas: Paths, Challenges, & Accomplishments

Vice President for University Advancement
Ed.D., Texas A&M University-Commerce

September 2014

Recording forthcoming


Dr. Darrell Roe -- "The Death Grip of HIV/AIDS Stigma: Media Must do More to Break the Silence"

Associate Professor of Communication Studies, ‘05
B.A., M.A., Baylor University; Ph.D., University of Georgia

April 2014

Recording forthcoming


Dr. Robin McClaran -- "Investigating the Impact of Interactive Applets on Students' Understanding in Mathematics of Parameter Changes to Parent Functions: An Explanatory Mixed Methods Study"

Assistant Professor of Mathematics, ‘12
B.S.E., East Texas Baptist University; M.S., University of Texas at Tyler; Ph.D., University of Kentucky

March 2014

Recording forthcoming


Panel Discussion: The Intersection of Faith & Reflection

Panelists: Dr. Catherine Cone, Dr. Laci McRee, Dr. Stan Coppinger, Dr. Jennifer Bashaw, & Dr. Mark Miller

Dr. Catherine Cone
Professor of Biology, ’95
B.S., Wayland Baptist University; M.A., Medical College of Wisconsin; M.S., Baylor University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Dr. Laci McRee
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, ‘11
B.S., East Texas Baptist University; M.S., University of North Texas; Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University

Dr. Stan Coppinger
Professor of English, ‘10
B.A. Biola University, M.A. Tarleton State University, Ph.D. Baylor University

Dr. Jennifer Bashaw
Assistant Professor of Religion, ‘12
B.A., Baylor University; M.Div., George W. Truett Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary

Dr. Mark Miller
Associate Professor of Sociology ,‘05
B.A., Dallas Baptist College; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of North Texas

February 2014

Recording forthcoming


Mr. Mark Crim -- "Conducting Class"

Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands, ‘08
B.M., University of Texas at Tyler; M.M., Stephen F. Austin State University; additional graduate study at Boston University

November 2013

Recording forthcoming


Dr. Tommy Sanders -- "Such as These: Exploring the Conversion and Baptism Experiences of Baptist Children"

Assistant Provost and Associate Professor of Religion, ‘13
B.A., Baylor University, M.A.R.E., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Dallas Baptist University

September 2013

Recording forthcoming


Dr. Troy Ladine -- "Changing the Perception that Scientific Findings Should Not be Accepted Through an Understanding of Biblical Directives Toward Environment Stewardship"

Professor of Biology, ’01
B.S., Bartlesville Wesleyan College; M.A., University of South Dakota; Ph.D., University of Memphis

April 9, 2013

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Dr. Cassandra M. Falke -- "Love & Reading"

Former Associate Professor of English, ’06-'14
B.A., University of Georgia; M.L.A., St. John’s College; Ph.D., University of York

March 5, 2013

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Dr. Ellen Fineout-Overholt -- "Preparing Nurses Who are Excellent Clinicians: Inside and Out"

Former Professor of Nursing and Dean of Frank S. Groner School of Professional Studies, ‘11-'14
B.S.N., University of Texas, Galveston, M.S.N., University of Alabama, Birmingham, Ph.D., University of Rochester

March 5, 2013

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Dr. Bob Benefield -- "An Introduction to Restorative Practices and Peace Studies: Training based on Biblical mandates delivered using experiential learning strategies, and designed for community applications via service learning projects and internships"

Professor of Psychology and Criminal Justice, ’01
B.A., Louisiana Tech University; M.A., New Mexico State University; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

February 2013

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Dr. Bob Benefield -- "Stand Back Awareness"

Professor of Psychology and Criminal Justice, ’01
B.A., Louisiana Tech University; M.A., New Mexico State University; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

November 2012

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Dr. Jeph Holloway -- "Evangelical Christian Ethics and the Witness of Galatians"

Professor of Religion, ’01
B.A., Georgia State University; M.Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; additional graduate study at Duke University and Columbia Theological Seminary

October 2, 2012

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Dr. Israel Nandamudi -- "A Two-state Solution to Israeli-Palestinian Conflict"

Professor of Political Science, ’00
B.A., M.A., Andhra University; Ph.D., Washington State University

September 4, 2012

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Dr. Laci McRee -- "Research Methods in Social Media"

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
B.A., East Texas Baptist University
M.S., University of North Texas
Ph.D., Texas Women’s University

April 1, 2012

Recording unavailable


Dr. Mary Thompson Price

Former Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
B.A., Baylor University
Ed.D., University of Houston

March 6, 2012


Dr. Scott Bryant -- "An Early English Baptist Response to the Baptist Manifesto"

University Chaplain and Vice President for Spiritual Development
B.A., M.Div, Ph.D., Baylor University
S.T.M., Boston University's School of Theology

February 7, 2012

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