Baylor in the News – Aug. 7-13, 2022

August 14, 2022

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WACO, Texas (Aug. 14, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on muscle memory, the impact of phishing tests on employee trust and how Baylor sports chaplains invest in their sports and their students.

Aug. 8, 2022

ESPN Central Texas: President Linda Livingstone
AUDIO: Host Matt Mosley talks with Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., about being named chair of the NCAA Board of Governors, the future of the Big 12 and more.

KWTX-TV (CBS): Clinical teaching programs help mold America’s future teachers
VIDEO: Rachelle Rogers, Ed.D., clinical professor in curriculum and instruction at Baylor, was interviewed for this story about higher education programs that provide students the opportunity to partner with a teacher to gain real-world experience.

Aug. 9, 2022

Washington Post: Here’s what muscle memory really means, and how to use it
Cory Dungan, Ph.D., assistant professor of exercise physiology at Baylor, is quoted in this article about muscle memory, particularly the phenomenon where previously trained muscles acquire strength and volume after a period of disuse much more quickly than never-trained muscles do when starting from scratch.

NIH Director’s Blog: STEM Education and Training Builds Diversity Among Next Generation of Biomedical Scientists
An NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program at Baylor is increasing access to chemistry labs for high schoolers with blindness by using a robotic reactor with enhanced safety features to eliminate many dangers of synthetic organic chemistry. Students with blindness can control the robot to conduct experiments in a similar fashion to their sighted counterparts.

Fortune: Who should get an Ed.D. in organizational leadership?
Sandi Cooper, Ph.D., professor of curriculum and instruction and program director of the Ed.D. in learning and organizational change degree program at Baylor, is quoted in this article about Ed.D. programs designed to help leaders of institutions and businesses transform their organizations. Cooper highlights Baylor’s “problem of practice dissertation,” a thesis project in which students investigate critical issues, identify solutions and measure organizational change outcomes.

Aug. 10, 2022

Baptist Standard: Around the State
Baylor University ranked among the nation’s Top 10 Most Trusted Universities, according to research firm Morning Consult as part of its Most Trusted Brands project.

CSO: How harm reduction can more effectively reduce employee risky behavior
Most cybersecurity professionals know that training employees to follow good cybersecurity practices, such as phishing simulations that find employees at fault for falling for convincing phony lures, is frequently a frustrating proposition. One recent experiment conducted by Baylor information systems professor Dan Pienta, Ph.D., found evidence that phishing tests can harm relationships between a company and its employees, causing feelings of betrayal and making them view cybersecurity as harmful.

Aug. 11, 2022

KWBU-FM (NPR): Business Review: Collection of Data
AUDIO: As organizations collect more data about their employees, is the workforce aware of how, when or why the data is collected? Dorothy Leidner, Ph.D., professor of information systems at Baylor, stresses the importance of respect and dignity of collecting data in the workplace.

Technology Today: Features the Best U.S. Cybersecurity Online Degree Programs and Cybersecurity Resource Guides
Baylor’s online MBA with a concentration in cybersecurity is listed among the top-ranked online degrees in cybersecurity by

Aug. 12, 2022

Baylor Connections: Sport Chaplains
AUDIO: Chaplains serve student-athletes across Baylor’s 17 varsity sports, providing pastoral leadership, teaching, evangelism and care. In this Baylor Connections, discover how chaplains invest in their sport and their students. John Maurer, Dani Price and Stanton Corley share insights from their distinct roles.

Forbes: You Know Chef José Andrés. But Do You Know This Woman?
Jeremy Everett, executive director of the Baylor University Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty, is quoted in this article about how scalable solutions to hunger involve partnerships between government agencies, faith organizations, corporations and nonprofits. For example, BCHP and Chartwells came up with an innovative system to deliver shelf-stable school lunches in 5- and 10-day boxes through the postal system to rural children throughout the U.S.

The Well: Why a strict sense of justice hinders progress toward a fairer society
Recent research by Keith Sanford, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Baylor, found that refraining from negative behaviors, such as arguing or emotionally withdrawing, can actually do much to save relationships during contentious times. It isn’t just performing the act of kindness that matters, but also not returning bad behaviors that helps build lasting relationships, through thick and thin, with others.


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