Bio

Laine Scales, Ph.D., holds a dual appointment as Professor of Higher Education and serves the Baylor Graduate School as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Professional Development. In 2016, she was named as a Baylor University Master Teacher.

She began her Baylor career in 1999 as assistant professor of social work and in 2008 moved to the School of Education. Prior to coming to Baylor, she was on the faculties of Stephen F. Austin State University and Palm Beach Atlantic University. Dr. Scales teaches in the Ph.D. program in Higher Education and Leadership Studies, with particular expertise in college teaching methods. From 2013-15 she directed the department’s Leadership Studies minor and from 2008-2014 served as Faculty in Residence, living among students in Kokernot Hall. Since 2013 she has co-directed the Baylor in Oxford summer study abroad program.

Dr. Scales’ teaching and administrative focus is on faculty development, including professional development of graduate students. Through her leadership of such programs as Conyers Scholars, Baptist College and University Scholars, and Preparing our Future Faculty, she has mentored aspiring faculty from all disciplines as well as current faculty and administrators, serving as co-leader of the Summer Faculty Institute (2005-2008); Adjunct Training Institute (2008-2011), and Baylor Seminar for Academic Leadership (2014-2016). She was influential in in the creation of Baylor’s Academy for Teaching and Learning in 2008, and has served continuously on its advisory board as well as on the provost’s Teaching with Technology committee.

Dr. Scales has authored, co-authored, or co-edited nine books and over 40 articles and chapters in the areas of case method teaching, doctoral education, history of Baptist women in higher education, and social work education. She has held leadership positions in the American Council on Education, North American Christians in Social Work, Texas Women in Higher Education. She served on the Board of Advisors for Waco’s Coalition for Race Relations in the Community and is founder of the non-profit Good Neighbor Settlement House (2012-present).

Degrees (3)

Doctor of Philosophy, Higher Education
1994
University of Kentucky at Lexington
Lexington, Kentucky

Master of Social Work
1986
Carver School of Church Social Work, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Louisville, Kentucky

Bachelor of Arts
1983
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Certifications (1)

Licensed Master Social Worker, Texas

Expertise (5)

History of Higher Education

Higher Education Teaching Methodology

Christian Higher Education

Women in Education

Social Work Education

Select Publications (5)

Doing the Word: Southern Baptists’ Carver School of Church Social Work and its Predecessors, 1907-1997

Dr. T. Laine Scales, professor of higher education and associate dean for graduate studies, published "Doing the Word: Southern Baptists' Carver School of Church Social Work and its Predecessors, 1907-1997" (forthcoming), August 1, 2018, with co-author(s) Dr. Melody Maxwell, Howard Payne University.

Christian Faith and the Academic Life: Stewards of the Academy

Dr. T. Laine Scales, professor of higher education and associate dean of graduate studies, published "Christian Faith and the Academic Life: Stewards of the Academy" (forthcoming), August 1, 2017, with co-author(s) Dr. Jennifer L. Howell.

Social Environments and Human Behavior: Contexts for Practice with Groups, Organiziations, Communities, and Social Movements, first and second editions.

Dr. T. Laine Scales, professor of higher education and associate dean of graduate studies, published "Social Environments and Human Behavior: Contexts for Practice with Groups, Organizations, Communities, and Social Movements," first and second editions, September 1, 2016, with co-author(s) Dr. Jon Singletary, dean, garland school of social work, and Dr. H. Stephen Cooper, Stephen F. Austin University.

Jewell in China: Education of a Missionary Woman for School Administration, 1910-1914

Dr. T. Laine Scales, professor of higher education and associate dean of graduate studies, published "Jewell in China: Education of a Missionary Woman for School Administration, 1910-1914" in American Education History Journal, Vol. 41, Issue 2, p. 251-267, August 1, 2014, with co-author(s) Dr. Agnes Tang.

All That Fits a Woman: Training Southern Baptist Women for Charity and Mission, 1907-1926

Dr. T. Laine Scales, professor of higher education and associate dean of graduate studies, published "All That Fits a Woman: Training Southern Baptist Women for Charity and Mission, 1907-1926", January 1, 2000.

Select Presentations (5)

Teaching with Decision Cases for Professional Practice

Dr. T. Laine Scales, professor of higher education and associate dean of graduate studies, presented "Teaching with Decision Cases for Professional Practice" at the Lilly Conference on Evidence Based Teaching and Learning, held January 7, 2016, in Austin, TX.

Dehumanized vs. Holistic Scholars: How Academia Impacts Our Lives

Dr. T. Laine Scales, professor of higher education and associate dean of graduate studies, presented "Dehumanized vs. Holistic Scholars: How Academia Impacts Our Lives" at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, held November 22, 2015, in Atlanta, GA.

Baptists in Louisville, KY: African American Women and the Struggle for Social Justice, 1954-1964: “A Decade with Miss Freddie Mae”

Dr. T. Laine Scales, professor of higher education and associate dean of graduate studies, presented "Baptists in Louisville, KY: African American Women and the Struggle for Social Justice, 1954-1964: 'A Decade with Freddie Mae'" at the Oral History Association Annual Meeting, held October 10, 2013, in Oklahoma City, OK.

Women in the Academy: Leadership in Graduate School and Beyond

Dr. T. Laine Scales, professor of higher education and associate dean of graduate studies, Kaitlyn Rothaus, higher education and student affairs master's candidate, and Christa Winkler, higher education and student affairs master's candidate, presented "Women in the Academy: Leadership in Graduate School and Beyond" at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators meeting, held March 18, 2013, in Orlando, FL.

Creating Intellectual Communities that Foster Doctoral Student Learning: Moving from Theory to Practice

Dr. T. Laine Scales, professor of higher education and associate dean of graduate studies, Dr. Chris M. Golde, Stanford University, and Dr. Pamela Petrease Felder, University of Pennsylvania, presented "Creating Intellectual Communities that Foster Doctoral Student Learning: Moving from Theory to Practice" at the Association for the Study of Higher Education meeting, held November 4, 2009, in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

Awards & Honors (4)

Baylor University Master Teacher

Dr. T. Laine Scales, professor of higher education and associate dean of graduate studies, received the designation Master Teacher for sustained excellence in teaching from Baylor University, August 30, 2016.

Outstanding Faculty Partner, 2009-10

Dr. T. Laine Scales, professor of higher education and associate dean of graduate studies, received the Outstanding Faculty Partner Award of 2009-10 from Baylor University's Division of Student Life.

Seminar for Academic Leadership in Baptist Universities

Dr. T. Laine Scales, professor of higher education and associate dean of graduate studies, received an appointment as one of six Baylor delegates to the Seminar for Academic Leadership in Baptist Universities from Baylor University, May 20, 2007.

National Leadership Forum for Women

Dr. T. Laine Scales, professor of higher education and associate dean of graduate studies, received appointment as a participant in the National Leadership Forum for Women from Baylor University, March 1, 2006.

Professional Leadership (7)

Baylor Teaching with Technology Committee, Faculty Development Subcommittee (2013-present)

Dr. T. Laine Scales, professor of higher education and associate dean for graduate studies; Member, Faculty Development Subcommittee; Baylor Teaching with Technology.

Chair, Baylor Graduate Curriculum Committee (2012-present)

Dr. T. Laine Scales, professor of higher education and associate dean for graduate studies; Chair; Baylor Graduate Curriculum Committee.

Founder, Good Neighbor Settlement House, Waco, TX (2012-present)

Dr. T. Laine Scales, professor of higher education and associate dean for graduate studies; Founder; Good Neighbor Settlement House, Waco, TX.

Advisory Board, Baylor Academy for Teaching and Learning (2009-present)

Dr. T. Laine Scales, professor of higher education and associate dean for graduate studies; Member, Advisory Board; Baylor Academy for Teaching and Learning.

Faculty in Residence, Kokernot Residence Hall (Fall 2008-2014)

Dr. T. Laine Scales, professor of higher education and associate dean for graduate studies; Faculty in Residence; Kokernot Residence Hall.

Associate Editor, Family and Community Ministry: Empowering Through Faith (Fall 2006-Spring 2009)

Dr. T. Laine Scales, professor of higher education and associate dean for graduate studies; Associate Editor; Family and Community Ministry: Empowering Through Faith.

Co-chair, Texas Women in Higher Education, Steering Committee (2006-2009)

Dr. T. Laine Scales, professor of higher education and associate dean for graduate studies; Co-chair, Steering Committee; Texas Women in Higher Education.

Affiliations (4)

Association for the Study of Higher Education

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators

Council of Graduate Schools

National Association of Christians in Social Work