Lacy McNamee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Baylor University. After completing her doctorate at the University of Texas at Austin, she was fortunate enough to return to the Waco community and her alma mater where she earned her B.A. in Journalism and Public Relations and M.A. in Corporate Communication. Lacy teaches and conducts research on communication in decision-making, communication theory, research methods, and nonprofit leadership. Her relationship with the DRC began as a child advocate and participant in CPS mediations in 2009 and continued as a board director beginning in 2011. In addition to the DRC, Lacy is also active in other community organizations including CASA of McLennan and Hill Counties and University Baptist Church.