Jason Whitt, Ph.D.

Jason Whitt, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer of the Medical Humanities in the Honors Program; HRC Faculty Steward
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Senior Lecturer of Medical Humanities in the Honors Program

Honors Residential College Faculty Steward 


  • B.A. in Religion at Baylor University, 1996
  • Master of Divinity at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1999
  • Ph.D. in Theology at Baylor University, 2008


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

  • Board of Directors, Teal Residential College, 2013-Present.
  • Christian Pre-Health Fellowship, Faculty/Staff Sponsor, 2015-Present
  • Faculty Master Search Committee, Teal Residential College, Spring 2016
  • Student Life Search Committee, Coordinator for Student Union Activities, Spring 2012
  • New Student Orientation Seminar, “So You’ve Come to a Christian University…” Co-directed with Burt Burleson, University Chaplain, Summer 2010, Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014
  • Spiritual Life CAS Internal Review Team, Spring 2011
  • Albert Venting, Jr. Memorial Award, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2000

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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