Dr. Jonathan Tran
Dr. Jonathan Tran is Associate Professor of Theology & Ethics in the Department of Religion. A member of the Baylor faculty since 2006, Dr. Tran and his family moved into Dawson in 2013. Dr. Tran earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Riverside, an M.Div from Duke Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from the Graduate Program in Religion at Duke University. The author of numerous books and academic articles, Dr. Tran's research interests covers the range of theological topics (e.g. political theory, ethics, race and identity theory, bioethics, systematic theology, etc.). He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at Baylor and serves as Assistant Director for Baylor's University Scholars Program. He is joined in the Dawson by his wife Carrie, who worked with international students at Duke University, their children Tahlia and David, and cat Cubby.
"My family and I have always envisioned teaching in terms of what the ancients referred to as moral formation, a whole-life approach that naturally includes living alongside students. Hence, moving into the the residence halls seemed like the best of all worlds: integrating family and work life, corporate worship and prayer, the social with the educational, and most of all, the good fun and shared life that comes with game nights, eating in the dining halls, learning students' stories, and learning together (plus our kids get to live 300 yards from bears)! We see our lives in Allen and Dawson as an extension of the classroom, or better yet, the classroom as an extension of our residential life with students!"