Christina Iluzada

Assistant Director - McBride Center for International Business
Clinical Associate Professor - Information Systems & Business Analytics

Contact Information

Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98005
Waco, TX  76706
Office Location:  Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation 310.15

Office Hours

Mondays 7-8 a.m., 1:10-2:10
Wednesdays and Fridays 7-8 a.m., 1:10-5:10

Educational Background

  • PHD - English, Baylor University
  • BA, Wofford College

Work Experience

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Baylor University (August 2016 - Present)
  • Lecturer, Baylor University (January 2014 - August 2016)
  • Part-time Lecturer, Baylor University (July 2013 - 2014)


  • Academic, David Weekley Homes, Houston, Texas (May 12, 2015 - Present)

Awards and Honors

  • BaylorPLUS Salute Nominee (September 2021)
  • Student Selection as a Favorite HSB Professor, Beta Gamma Sigma (November 22, 2019)
  • Fellow, Academy of Teaching and Learning (November 12, 2019)
  • Teaching Grant, Baylor University Academy for Teaching and Learning (October 4, 2019)
  • Student selection as a favorite HSB professor, Beta Gamma Sigma (November 14, 2018)
  • Certificate for Exceptional Research, Baylor University (October 12, 2018)
  • Student selection as a favorite HSB professor, Beta Gamma Sigma (April 25, 2018)
  • 2017 NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Safety Award For Excellence (SAFE), First place winner in the category of Single Family Homebuilder Safety Program for the Year, National Association of Home Builders (December 15, 2017)

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Business Communication


I have been teaching Business Communications since I earned my Ph.D. in 2013. I enjoy researching and implementing innovative pedagogical practices to foster a transformative communication education for students.


Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Bringing communication curriculum to a business school: Creating an accredited, undergraduate certificate program in Business and Professional Communication," : Lexington Press, June 2023 (coauthors: Allison McGuire Alford).

Review of Anchored in the Current: Discovering Howard Thurman as Educator, Activist, Guide, and Prophet: Sage, March 2023.

Iluzada, C. (2021). “Review of White Jesus: The Architecture of Racism in Religion
and Education.” International Journal of Christianity & Education, 25.3: 365-367.

"Persuasion and Pragmatism: A Higher Goal for Christian Instructors," Christian Business Academy Review, Vol. 16, No. 1, (2021), pp. 127-133 (coauthors: Heidi Seward).

Iluzada, C. (2021). “Assigning a Networking Plan” in J. Whalen (Ed.) “Selections
From the ABC 2020 Annual Conference, Online: Business Dress and Pajama Bottoms—My Favorite Assignment Goes Online.” Business &
Professional Communication Quarterly*, 84.2: 2-3.

Iluzada, C. and Alford, A. (2020). “Videos Can Be SO FAB! Teaching Asynchronous,
Recorded Virtual Presentations During COVID‑19.” The Western ABC Bulletin, 2.1.

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

Iluzada, C. (2021). “How to Respond to New Atheists: Learning How to View the
Material World, Knowledge, and Mystery from Seventeenth-Century Poet Lucy
Hutchinson. Religion and Literature,* 52.2. (Forthcoming)

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Teaching Love as the Foundation of Business Communication," Christian Business Academy Review, Vol. 14, No. 1, (2019), pp. 11-16.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Getting Their Attention: Student Perceptions of Prohibitive Technology Policies as Related to Sustained Attention, Cognitive Learning, and Course Satisfaction," (November 2018) (coauthors: Allison McGuire Alford, Robin Wakefield).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Interview and Presentation on Communication in Students' Fields," Business & Professional Communication Quarterly, Vol. 81, No. 3, (2018), pp. 368-390.

"Nonprofit Service Learning" in “Selections From the ABC 2016 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Teaching Innovations Soaring Like a Flight of Balloons Over Albuquerque.” Business & Professional Communication Quarterly. Vol 80. No. 3 Pp 379-401.

"Personal Technology in the Classroom: Evaluating Student Learning, Attention, & Satisfaction," Journal Of Effective Teaching In Higher Education, pp. 19 (coauthors: Robin Wakefield, Allison McGuire Alford).

“Responding Effectively to Composition Students: Comparing Student Perceptions of Written and Audio Feedback.” The Journal on Excellence in College Teaching 24.1 (2013): 47-83. Print.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

“’Whelm’d in Deeper Gulphs’: Bipolar Disorder and the Poetry of William Cowper.” Consciousness, Literature and the Arts 10.3 (2009): Web.

Presentations and Proceedings

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

“Learning and Community in the Time of COVID-19: A Multiple Case Study from a
Flipped Class.” OLC Accelerate. November 16, 2020.

“Creating a Networking Plan.” Association for Business Communication Annual
International Conference. October 28, 2020.

“Turning Students Into Storytellers.” Association for Business Communication Annual International Conference. October 28, 2020.

"The Opportunity of Character Formation Through Spiritual Mentorship," presented at the The Character of the University, Waco, Texas, October 2019.
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