E. Clay Polson

Edward Polson joined the Baylor Social Work faculty in 2014. Before coming to Baylor, he served as Assistant Professor of Sociology at Messiah College in Grantham, PA and at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, LA.

Dr. Polson’s research interests include community engagement; civil society; the intersection of religion and civic life; and the work of non-profit organizations and voluntary associations. Dr. Polson has also been involved in applied research projects with community organizations in Texas, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania.

Dr. Polson is married to Lauren, a clinical social worker at Family Health Center in Waco. They are the proud parents of two children, Lucy (2010) and Joshua (2013).

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