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 within 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. Charles McDaniel will be the faculty member teaching courses and guiding you through your travels during the semester, along with a graduate assistant Rodney Kilgore from the Baylor Religion Ph.D. program.
Faculty Director - Global Scholars Dublin; Associate Professor in Church-State Studies
Dr. McDaniel will travel to Dublin, Ireland, with our 2022 Fall Cohort. He will be students' main point of contact while in-country and teach PSC 1387 - The U.S. Constitution, Its Interpretation, and the American Political Experience, as well as a few other elective courses.
Dr. McDaniel joined the BIC faculty in 2008 and teaches Social World I and II and World Cultures IV. He also teaches church history, religion and law, and Christian social thought courses through Baylor’s J. M. Dawson Institute. McDaniel has numerous publications in books and scholarly journals on subjects ranging from the Protestant Reformation to Christian and Muslim economic thought. His book, God and Money: The Moral Challenge of Capitalism, was published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2007.
He also was the Faculty Director for the Baylor in St. Andrews study abroad program in 2017 and enjoyed his time abroad immensely. He is looking forward to this opportunity to take students abroad again and welcomes any questions you may have.
OTHER SUPPORT STAFF: In addition to Dr. McDaniel and Rodney Kilgore on-site the entire semester, FIE's professional staff will be available 24/7. Professor Kilgore and FIE's Student Life Assistants will also live in your residential hall.
Still, have questions? Email Global_Scholars@baylor.edu.