Stephanie Boddie, PhD
EducationPh.D. (Social Welfare), University of Pennsylvania
M.S.W., University of Pennsylvania
B.S., John's Hopkins University
Research InterestsCongregation-Based Social Surveys
Trends in Faith-Based Initiatives
Social Entrepreneurial Approaches to Disparities in Wealth, Health, and Food Insecurity
Courses TaughtBlack Churches: Past, Present, and Future
- Co-author, The Newer Deal: Social Work and Religion in Partnership.
- Co-author, The Invisible Caring Hand: American Congregations and the Provision of Welfare.
- Co-author, The Philadelphia Story: How Local Congregations Support Quality of Life in Urban America.
- Co-author, Faith-Based Social Services: Measures, Assessments, and Effectiveness.
About Dr. Boddie
Dr. Stephanie Clintonia Boddie joined the Baylor University faculty in 2017 as Assistant Professor of Church and Community Ministries with affiliations at the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, the George W. Truett Theological Seminary, and the School of Education. Boddie is also a non-resident senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society and an alumni fellow at the Robert A. Fox Leadership Program. She is a faculty associate at Pitt-Assisted Communities and Schools at the University of Pittsburgh and the Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis, as well as a co-convener of the Transatlantic Roundtable on Religion and Race. Additionally, Dr. Boddie is co-director of the research, teaching, and public history project called "The Ward: Race and Class in Du Bois' Seventh Ward."
Previously, Boddie served as senior consultant for the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary's Metro-Urban Institute and taught in the seminary's Doctorate of Ministry Urban Change program. She held research appointments at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. She also served as a senior researcher at the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion and Public Life, lead consultant for the Anne E. Casey Foundation's Faith & Family Portfolio, and on the faculty of Washington University in St. Louis. During her time at Carnegie Mellon University, Dr. Boddie launched her research project, Unfinished Business: Religion & the Entrepreneurial Spirit.
In addition to numerous journal articles and reports, Boddie has co-authored several books. She has also co-produced four short films.Setphanie Bodie Profile Photo