Dr. Elizabeth MarvelAcademic Director
Liz serves as the Academic Director for Global Action. In addition to teaching courses in our program, she oversees faculty development and curriculum writing. Liz holds a Ph.D. in History from Baylor University, where her research focused on the history of Christianity in the medieval period and the majority world, with emphases on pastoral care and women in the church. Liz also earned an M.A. in Church History from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a B.A. in History from Sweet Briar College.
In addition to her work with Global Action, Liz is a lecturer in History at Baylor University and Truett Seminary. She regularly presents at the Conference on Faith and History and the American Society of Church History. The daughter of Southern Baptist missionaries, Liz grew up in Latin America and currently lives in Waco with her husband and their two children.