Tom Hanks, English
Dr. Tom Hanks joined the English department in 1976, having earned an MA and PhD from the University of Minnesota. His teaching and research have focused primarily on Medieval English literature, especially the works of Geoffrey Chaucer and Sir Thomas Malory. Dr. Hanks has long served on the advisory council for Baylor’s Academy for Teaching and Learning and, in addition to English, he has taught in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core since its inception. Dr. Hanks has garnered many awards for teaching at Baylor including: Collins Outstanding Professor Award, 1998; Baylor Centennial Professor, 1998-1999; Outstanding Faculty Award, 2001; Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year Award, 2004; and the Master Teacher designation, 2005.