Gaynor Yancey

Gaynor I. Yancey is Professor of Social Work in the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, Baylor  University, Waco, TX, the Director of the Center for Family and Community Ministries, and designated as a Master Teacher by Baylor University.  She received her BA from East Texas Baptist University, the M.R.E. degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, the M.S.W. degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, and the D.S.W. degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She previously served as Assistant Professor at Eastern University in St. Davids, PA.  She worked for over 25 years as a  Congregational Community Ministries Director, working with congregations in Philadelphia, PA. Additionally, she served as the Executive-Director of the Greater Philadelphia Food Bank for 4 years.  She has authored and co-authored numerous professional articles and book chapters, predominantly focused on congregational community ministry and community based practice towards socia l justice, including a co-authored book with Dr. Diana R. Garland, Congregational Social Work.  Since coming to Baylor in 1999, she has received more than $3.5 million in research and program grants with a focus on church and community collaboration on issues of social justice.  Besides teaching and her community service, she has served as the Baylor University Faculty Ombudsperson and is currently a faculty representative on Baylor’s Board of Regents.

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