Baylor in the News – Sept. 24-30, 2023

October 1, 2023
Dr. Yunsuk Koh, associate professor and program director for exercise physiology at Baylor, works with graduate students in the Mooney Lab for Exercise, Nutrition, and Biochemistry.

Yunsuk Koh, Ph.D., associate professor and program director for exercise physiology in Baylor's Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, works with graduate students in the Mooney Lab for Exercise, Nutrition and Biochemistry. (Matthew Minard/Baylor University)

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WACO, Texas (Oct. 1, 2023) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories about the invisible labor” of adult daughters, how filmmakers have used a horror framework to explore the fears and nightmares of their societies, and the role of faculty preparing and mentoring graduate students for excellence in research and teaching.

Sept. 25, 2023

NewsNation: The ‘invisible labor’ of being an adult daughter

VIDEO: On National Daughters Day, Allison Alford, Ph.D., clinical associate professor of business communication at Baylor and co-host of the weekly podcast “Hello Mother, Hello Daughter,” discusses her research about the “invisible labor” of adult daughters in supporting and caring for their parents, finding that they play an integral role in maintaining unity in a family structure.

Sept. 26, 2023

Open Access Government: The relevance of human flourishing to offender rehabilitation

Baylor sociologists Sung Joon Jang, Ph.D., and Byron R. Johnson, Ph.D., turn the spotlight on the relevance of human flourishing to offender rehabilitation in Colombia and South Africa.

The Christian Century: The wisdom of folk horror

Phillip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History at Baylor, writes about how filmmakers have used a horror framework to explore the fears and nightmares of their societies.

Sept. 28, 2023

Sports & Spectrum: Baylor’s Truett Seminary shows how sports and theology work together

Paul Putz, Ph.D., assistant director of sports ministry at Baylor’s Truett Seminary and assistant director of the Faith & Sports Institute, writes about how FSI brings together theology and sports, representing Baylor distinctives: the convictions of a Christian university, the serious academic engagement of a Research 1 institution and the commitment to excellence of a school with major athletics.

KWBU-FM (NPR/Waco): Business Review - Gratitude or Obligation

AUDIO: In business relations, emotions shape outcomes in unpredictable ways. Stephanie Mangus, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing at Baylor, uncovers this emotional tapestry and the complex waters of the sales side of commerce.

The Acton Institute: The Right’s Racial Suicide

Malcolm Foley, Ph.D., director of Black Church Studies and special adviser to the president for equity and campus engagement at Baylor University, discusses America’s racial politics between the end of the Civil War and the mid-20th century.

Sept. 29, 2023

Baylor Connections: Kevin Dougherty and Michael Ryan

AUDIO: Graduate students play an important role in Baylor research and teaching, and the mentorship they receive from Baylor professors is significant in preparing them for excellence in both. In this Baylor Connections, a professor and graduate student - Kevin Dougherty, Ph.D., professor of sociology, and Michael Ryan, a sociology Ph.D. student - share their experiences from this distinct time in a student’s life.


Baylor's Office of Media and Public Relations (M&PR) supports the University's Illuminate strategic plan as a top Christian research university by focusing on faculty research and expert opinions, innovative teaching, major awards and recognition, and community involvement. Through its media training workshops, the Baylor M&PR team develops faculty experts to effectively communicate the impact of their research or speak as subject-matter experts into national trends and conversations with media outlets, through Hot Topics and on the Baylor Connections podcast. Our faculty expert directory is available on the M&PR website.

Sept. 30, 2023

Saturdays at Seven Podcast: Intersection of Psychology & Religion ft. Sarah Schnitker

AUDIO: In this episode of the Saturdays at Seven Podcast, Todd Ream interviews Sarah Schnitker, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor and director of the Science of Virtues Lab. They discuss Schnitker’s work studying patience and other virtues, as well as how religiosity and spirituality contribute to people’s virtue development. She also shares about working with other researchers across different disciplines to meet the felt needs of various communities.


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked Research 1 institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 20,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.