Global Scholars Leadership
Vice Provost for Global Engagement
Dr. Hamilton has been on the faculty at Baylor since 1995. He holds a B.A. from Tufts University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Emory University. Before serving as Vice Provost for Global Engagement, Dr. Hamilton was chair of the Department of History. The VPGE oversees international education initiatives, including study abroad and international student and scholar services. He has been VPGE for seven years and has traveled internationally extensively to expand Baylor's global offerings. He is excited about the new Global Scholars initiative and believes it is a great opportunity for Baylor students to expand and embrace a global worldview.
Director of Programming and Development for Global Scholars; Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications for the Center for Global Engagement
Based in Waco, she oversees Baylor's Global Scholars program and is the main point of contact for students applying to the program. Holly will also be on hand during orientation in both the Waco and Dublin portions.
Prior to joining the Center for Global Engagement, she served as the Program Director for several of Baylor's Living Learning Centers, including the Fine Arts LLC and Baylor & Beyond LLC. Before Baylor, Holly worked as their Orientation Coordinator at the University of North Texas. Holly is a 2007 graduate of Baylor University, where she earned a B.A in International and Asian Studies. She also has her Masters of Science in Higher Education from Azusa Pacific University in California.
Director of Baylor Study Abroad
Dr. White has traveled to over forty countries in both faith-based service and international education. Prior to Baylor, he was the Director of Global Exchange at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and currently serves as the Director of Study Abroad in the Center for Global Engagement at Baylor University. A student of leadership, he seeks to nurture a curiosity for ideas and culture with a passion for keeping grace at the center of life and work. He is excited to work on the Global Scholars initiative, assist Baylor students in their global endeavors, and connect them to a network of resources.
While in Dublin, you'll be accompanied by full-time Baylor faculty and staff. We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Kim Kellison will be the faculty member teaching courses and guiding you through your travels during the semester, along with a graduate assistant David Basher.
Graduate Assistant - Global Scholars Dublin
David Basher is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Religion at Baylor University. Prior to Baylor, he earned a M.A.T.S. and a Th.M. from Princeton Theological Seminary. He works primarily in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, focusing on the Former Prophets and the religion of ancient Israel. David is currently working on his dissertation about the divine Spirit in Northern Israelite literature, attempting to isolate the earliest texts in the Bible that speak of the divine Spirit. He is also a licensed minister in the Assemblies of God.
He will be the instructor for REL 1310, The Christian Scriptures in this Fall’s (2023) Global Scholars program and serve as the chaplain. He looks forward to interacting with the students as they experience the joys of studying abroad.
Still, have questions? Email Global_Scholars@baylor.edu.