Bio

Janet H. Bagby, Ph.D., is a senior lecturer in Educational Psychology. Dr. Bagby received her B.S. in early childhood education and her master’s degree in counseling and guidance from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She received her Ph.D. from Baylor University in Educational Psychology. In 2012, Dr. Bagby founded Baylor’s Veteran Educational and Transition services (VETS) Program, which promotes the academic success of student veterans at Baylor, and she served as the part time coordinator for four years.

Dr. Bagby’s areas of teaching include human growth and development, learning theory, and educational research at the undergraduate through doctoral levels. In addition she serves as the course instructor for the first field-based course for students who are pursuing certification in gifted and talented education. For four years, Dr. Bagby also taught a new student experience course each semester to assist incoming student veterans with transitioning to Baylor. She has been recognized for her teaching by being nominated for several awards, most recently in 2015 when she was nominated by the School of Education for a Baylor Outstanding Professor Award.

Her primary research interests focus on quality learning strategies/environments, specifically executive function, Montessori education, and military veterans transitioning to higher education. She is a member of the American Montessori Society’s Research Committee, having served as the chair for two years, and also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Montessori Research. Dr. Bagby presents at numerous professional conferences and publishes several scholarly articles a year.