Director of Brooks College
Brooks College is part of a vision at Baylor that emphasizes that the classroom has no walls and that learning happens everywhere. I am excited to work within a residential college setting because it fits with my desire to support student learning outside of the traditional classroom.
I also resonate deeply with the strong leadership culture of Brooks College, for I have a genuine passion for developing leadership competencies. My own master's degree research addresses differences in the contributions of "positional" and "functional" leaders, and I have a great interest in helping those in the college to succeed in all of the forms of leadership that they may offer to our special collegiate community.
In both of these dimensions of our life together--learning and leading--Brooks College helps us along through intentional traditions and time-honored practices. James K.A. Smith, in a book entitled Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation, discusses how liturgies--repetitive behaviors--shape our lives, dictating what we love and ultimately who we are. What a privilege it is to serve Brooks College, with its principled Christian aspiration to help us love the best things and become the best people that God intends us to be.
Director, Brooks Residential College