Undergraduate and Graduate Student Associates

Sara Dye is a Ph.D. student who enjoys British literature–particularly the Romantic poets and Shakespeare–and interdisciplinary studies, such as the relationship between literature and religion, philosophy, and psychology. Sara graduated with a B.A. in English and Humanities from the University of Mobile in Mobile, AL. Sara won the Annie Boyd Parker Weaver Award at UM, an award which designates the most outstanding female graduate. She worked as an English tutor at her undergraduate institution, and now she tutors in Baylor’s Athletic Writing Center, a job she greatly enjoys.

Wesley Garey is a Ph.D. candidate in Baylor’s English Department, where he greatly enjoys teaching British Literature and several first-year composition classes. His research focuses on 17th century literature, especially the connections between epic poetry, rhetorical theory, and early modern religion. He has presented his work at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, the Rocky Mountain MLA, and the South-Central Renaissance Conference. His hometown is Atlanta, GA, and he graduated with a B.A. in English and Philosophy from Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA.

Emily Gurley is a joint degree student pursuing a master’s of Social Work (May 2019) and master’s of Divinity (2021) from Diana R. Garland School of Social Work and George W. Truett Seminary at Baylor University. She graduated from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas with a bachelor’s of behavioral science in social work. She is passionate about bridging the gap between the church and community.

Elijah Tanner is a Truett Seminary student and a Resident Chaplain for Teal Residential Community. He is a Baylor University graduate, class of 2016. He majored in University Scholars with concentrations in philosophy and Chinese. His hometown is Keller, TX and he enjoys soccer, running, reading, traveling, and collecting currencies. Elijah and his wife look forward to continuing a long history of working with and for Baylor students.

Alex Dillard is a Sophomore University Scholar major. Alex’s concentrations are in rhetoric, media, marketing, and the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core. She is a Peer Leader for Health and Wellness on campus and a member of the BIC Philanthropy Lab, which involves working on a grant for Unbound (a local nonprofit with a mission of stopping human trafficking). She is also a volunteer for the Pre-School Ministry at Highland Baptist Church (where I am a member).

Michaela Scott is a Sophomore University Scholar major studying International Studies and Spanish as well as part of the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core. At Baylor, Michaela is a member of the service sorority Clasped Hands in Service as well as a delegate in Model Organization of American States.

Morgan R. Koziol a sophomore Professional Writing & Rhetoric major with a Geology minor on the Pre-Law track. She is also a McNair Scholar and a member of the Honors College and Baylor Interdisciplinary Core.