Dr. Jason D. Whitt became a Senior Lecturer in the Honors Program in August, 2018. He served as associate director of Baylor’s Institute for Faith and Learning and as adjunct faculty in the Medical Humanities Program from 2009 to 2018. He teaches courses in Medical Humanities and coordinates the annual Baylor Medical Ethics Seminar for physicians, administrators and other health care professionals. He is a co-director of the William Carey Crane Scholars Program and a faculty mentor for Christian Pre-Health Fellowship. As an ordained Baptist minister, he served as a youth minister and hospice chaplain before coming to Baylor. Dr. Whitt is a native of Fort Worth. He and his wife Maggie have two children, Henry and Camille.
Academic Interests and Research
Theology of disability, faith and medicine, ecclesiology
Professional Awards/Activities/Grants and Fellowships
Selected Research Articles and Book Chapters
“People with Disability and Sources of Light for the Church.” In Sources of Light: Resources for Baptist Churches Practicing Theology. Edited by Steven R. Harmon and Amy L. Chilton. (Forthcoming with Mercer University Press)
“Calling, Virtue, and the Practice of Medicine.” Christian Bioethics (forthcoming)
“In the Image of God: Receiving Children with Special Needs.” Review & Expositor 113:2 (May 2016): 205-216.
“Teaching Attentiveness in the Classroom and Learning to Attend to Persons with Disabilities.” International Journal of Christianity and Education. 19 (2015): 215-228.
“A Place for Camille: Blessings from a Special-Needs Child.” The Christian Century 132.2 (2015): 24-27.
“The value of virtue: An organizational approach to the challenges of workplace disabilities.” Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice 7:2(2014): 274-278. Co-authored with Brian D. Cawley, Danielle C. Polage, and Julie E. Yonker.
“Baptism and Profound Intellectual Disability.” Christian Reflection: A Series in Faith and Ethics 45 (Disability): 60-67.
“The Baptist Contribution to Liberty.” Christian Reflection: A Series in Faith and Ethics 39 (Freedom): 36-43.
“Religious Liberty, English Baptists, and John Locke.” Perspectives in Religious Studies 38.4 (2011): 427-442.
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