Advisory Board

  • The Board is comprised of students, faculty, staff, and community members who meet once every month
  • The Board offers strategic direction for the work of Baylor PDI and assists in our efforts to integrate public deliberation across campus in within our community

Please email BaylorPDI@baylor.edu if you have interest in serving on our Advisory Board. 

Advisory Board Members

The following members serve as representatives from on-campus and local community groups:

Dr. Josh Ritter serves as the Assistant Director for Spirituality and Public Life and leads the Public Deliberation Initiative at Baylor University. He also teaches rhetoric for the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core.

Geoffrey Griggs, Assistant Director, Department of Multicultural Affairs
Sharyl Loeung, Coordinator, Department of Multicultural Affairs
Adam Moore, Baylor Interdisciplinary Core
Holly Joyner, Program Manager, Global Baylor
Mary Goolsby,  Director, W. R. Poage Legislative Library
Dr. Mito Diaz-Espinoza, Associate Director for Civic Learning Initiatives, Academy for Leadership Development
Craig Nash, Child Hunger Outreach Specialist for Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative Waco office
Dr. Craig R. Clarkson, Department Business Manager in the Academy for Teaching and Learning
Rebecca Flavin, Senior Lecturer, Political Science
Sarah Ritter, MSW Program Manager, Diana R Garland School of Social Work
Jasmine Wilson, Associate Director, Campus Living and Learning
Becky Kennedy, Assistant Dean, Office of Spiritual Life
Dr. Gaynor Yancey, Diana R. Garland School of Social Work
Dr. Danielle Williams, Department of English
Ashley Thornton, Act Locally Waco
Jameson McGregor, Worship and Arts Pastor, University Baptist Church
Dr. Clay Polson, Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, Baylor University
Catherine Bauer, Leadership Plenty
Liz Lagawa,  Director of Community Engagement, Prosper Waco
Pattie Orr, former Vice President for Information Technology and Dean of University Libraries

Public Deliberation Initiative

Baylor Public Deliberation Initiative is a departmental program of Spirituality & Public Life sponsored by The Office of Spiritual Life with the support of the advisory board composed of Baylor staff, faculty, and community members.