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Jason D. Whitt is associate director of the Institute for Faith and Learning, joining IFL in 2009. He serves as a cohort leader in the Crane Scholars Program and teaches as adjunct faculty in the Great Texts Program. Additionally, he has taught courses in the department of religion and the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core.
His research interests are in the areas of political theology, ecclesiology, and theology of disability. His essays have appeared in Christian Reflection and Perspectives in Religious Studies. Currently, his research focuses on Christian understandings of disability and ecclesial practices shaping a theology of disability.
An ordained Baptist minister, he served on church staff at First Baptist Church, Gallup, New Mexico (summer youth minister, 1995) and University Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas (minister of youth, 1996-2003). Additionally, he served as a chaplain with Providence Hospice, Mexia, Texas (2009). A native of Fort Worth, he is married to Maggie, a social worker in the foster/ adoption field. They have two children, Henry and Camille, and a Yorkie named Mulkey.