Anne Grinols, BA, MS, PhD

Assistant Dean for Faculty Development and College Initiatives - Information Systems
Lecturer Part-Time - Information Systems

Contact Information

Campus Phone:  (254) 710-7851
Fax:  (254) 710-1066
Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98013
Waco, TX  76798
Office Location:  244 HSB

Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday 1-2:30 and by appt.


  • Communication, Promo Pros, Company is located in Spring, TX (April 5, 2012 - April 5, 2012)
  • (ethics in business), Waco Nonprofit Network, Waco, TX (May 16, 2011 - May 16, 2011)
  • Management, Good Will Austin, Austin TX (February 1, 2011 - April 1, 2011)
  • Management, Texas Farm Bureau, Waco, TX (September 1, 2005 - Present)
  • Development of Speakers Bureau to convey mission, United Way, Waco, TX (June 21, 2005 - July 13, 2005)

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Staff Award nominee, Hankamer School of Business (2011)
  • Outstanding Staff Award nominee, Hankamer School of Businss (2008)

Licensures and Certifications

  • Reading Specialist, International Reading Association (August 1976 - Present)

Professional Memberships

  • Annual Conference Host, Seminar Provider, Management Communication Association
  • Teaching Committee, Seminar Provider, Association of Business Communication


Non-academic positions held include Supervisor and Loan Officer for Valley National Bank, Tucson, Az: Marketing Director for Bully Hill Vineyards, Hammondsport, NY; Executive Director, American Cancer Society, Tompkins County, NY. Academic/administrative positions include Instructor of Critical Thinking and Director, Learning Skills Center, Cornall University; Instructor of Management Communication & Critical Thinking in Business and Director of Communication and Marketing, University of Illinois. At Baylor University: Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs January 2004-August 2006; Assistant Dean for Faculty Development August 2006-present.


Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Multitasking with Smartphones in the College Classroom," Business Communication Quarterly, Vol. 77, No. 1, (March 2014), pp. 89-95 (coauthors: Rishi Naran Baylor MBA graduate).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"My Favorite Assignment: Corporate Sustainability Web Project," Business Communication Quarterly, (September 2013).

"My Favorite Assignment: "Let the speaker beware"," Business Communication Quarterly, Vol. 75, No. 3, (September 2012), pp. 326-327.

"Group Exercise in Non-verbal Communication: PPT Design," Business Communication Quarterly, Vol. 74, No. 3, (September 2011), pp. 363-363.

"My Favorite Assignment: TOYF-ACE," Business Communication Quarterly, Vol. 73, No. 3, (September 2010), pp. 348-350 (coauthors: Joseph Whalen).

"Team Teaching: Old Chefs Come Up with New Recipe," Business Communication Quarterly, Vol. 73, No. 1 March 2010, (March 2010), pp. 101-105 (coauthors: Randall Waller).

"Who We Are and What We Do 2008: A Response," Journal of Business Communication, Vol. 47, No. 1/January 2010, (January 2010), pp. 63-68.

"Using Technical Entrepreneurship and Service Learning to Promote an International Perspective in an Undergraduate Engineering Program," Vol. (on CD), (June 2008) (coauthors: William Jordan, Walter Bradley, Glenn Blalock, Cindy Fry, Brian Thomas).

""Cross-disciplinary Collaboration Results in Business and Engineering Students' Joint Venture,"," Business Communication Quarterly, Vol. 71, No. 2, (June 2008), pp. 198-202.

""Teaching Business Ethics: A Faculty Seminar Model"," (December 2007), pp. 11 pages.

"Incorporating Global Entrepreneurship Courses into an Engineering Curriculum," Vol. on CD, (March 2007), pp. pp. 87-94 (coauthors: Walter Bradley, Glenn Blalock, Greg Leman, William Jordan, Cindy Fry).

Software Exercises to Accompany Critical Thinking: Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum (with Charlotte Keifer), Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Company

Presentations and Proceedings

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Research Impacts Teaching in Unexpected Ways," presented at the 79th Annual International Conference, Philadelphia, PA, October 2014.

"Innovation and Design: From Floppy Disk to Online," presented at the Management Communication Association 36th annual conference, Williamsburg, VA, May 2014.

"Essentials for Real Success," presented at the Baylor Business Women, Cashion Building, February 2014.

"Team Dynamics: A Simulation," presented at the Collaboration and Innovation in Business Communication: ABC Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA, October 2013.

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Multi-tasking with Smartphones: Impact on Learning," presented at the MCA 35th Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, May 2013.

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Ethics and Entrepreneurship: Getting it Right from the Start," presented at the APEE 38th Annual Conference, Lahaina, Hawaii, April 2013 (coauthors: Greg Leman).

"Ethical Persuasion," presented at the ABC-Southwest, Albuquerque, NM, March 2013.

"REACT: The Human Side of Using Real-time Video Feedback Technology for Presentation Coaching," presented at the Communicating Sustainability in Business, ABC Annual Convention, Honolulu, HI, October 2012.

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"The Web Sustainability Project: Teaching Students How to Evaluate Corporate Communication of Sustainability," presented at the Communicating Sustainability in Businesss: ABC Annual Convention, Honolulu, HI, October 2012 (coauthors: Randall Waller).

"Business Ethics: To Teach or Not To Teach?," presented at the APEE Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2012.

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Technology in our Classroom: Proactive Presentation Feedback," presented at the ABC Communication and Technology Trends, St. Petersburg, FL, March 2012.

"Ethics in the Eyes of the Beholders," presented at the ABC 76th Annual International Convention, Montreal, Canada, October 2011.

"Compelling Communication is More Than Selling Ice Cream to Eskimos," presented at the ABC 76th Anual International Convention, Montreal, Canada, October 2011.

"My Favorite Assignment: Caveat Orator," presented at the ABC 76th Annual International Convention, Montreal, Canada, October 2011 (coauthors: D. Joel Whalen).
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