Dr. Andrew Hogue: Andy Hogue serves as director of the Philanthropy & Public Service Program and Senior Lecturer in the Honors Program at Baylor University. His teaching focuses primarily on social innovation, philanthropy and civic leadership, providing students with hands-on opportunities to innovate, lead, and work toward the greater goods of their community and world. Students in Andy’s courses explore the art, science, and practice of philanthropy and social innovation and direct over $100,000 each year to organizations that drive social change and promote human flourishing. Andy’s students have been featured in numerous print media, television news features, and radio news spots.
Andy is author of Stumping God: Reagan, Carter, and the Invention of a Political Faith, published in 2012 by Baylor University Press, and is presently at work on two books related to philanthropy and social innovation. He writes for the Waco Tribune-Herald and regularly consults on grantmaking for foundations, grant-seeking for nonprofits, and philanthropy education for universities. Andy earned a BA from Clemson University and an MA and PhD from Baylor.
Dr. Burkley is the Program Director of the Children's Advocacy Center of the Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children. For the past 14 years, he has been involved with a collaboration of Law Enforcement, District Attorneys, Children's Protection Services, and the Medical community concerning the investigation of serious child sexual and physical abuse in four counties. He is a trained Forensic Interviewer and member of the Children's Advocacy Center's of Texas Professional Society of Forensic Interviewers where he is on the front end of child abuse investigations. Dr. Burkley holds the Doctor of Ministry and the Master of Divinity degrees from Truett Seminary.
Dr. Burkley is also pastor of the Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church of Waco. He has served as associate pastor at South Union Missionary Baptist of Marlin, Seventh and James (Waco), and as Youth Pastor of Antioch Missionary Baptist (Waco). Pastor Burkley is the director of the Ministers In Training and Academy for Lay Ministry Certificate Programs of Greater Ebenezer. These programs teach curriculum to equip, train and educate men and women who are called to the preaching ministry and lay ministry. The purpose is to provide holistic ministry training, personal development in the African-American church through dialogue and vigorous study that couples academic excellence with a high degree of social consciousness that reaches outside the walls of the church and into the often neglected community.
Dr. Burkley teaches courses for the Philanthropy & Public Service Program on Children's Advocacy and Helping in Crisis & Abuse.
Shirley M. Langston, Founder and Executive Director of Restoration Haven, Inc., serves as a passionate professional bringing restoration, transformation and empowerment to families in at-risk communities.
As a part-time lecturer at Baylor University, she is connecting students to the community as she instructs and trains them to become effective servant leaders. Shirley has over twenty years experience as an Employee Benefit Consultant with companies such as KPMG LLP and ING Investment Services.
Her service has been recognized in local and national newspapers, magazines, television and other media sources. She has been the recipient of the Greater Waco Interfaith Conference Humanitarian of the Year Award, the Mission Waco, Mission World Champions of Christian Service 2015 Award, the 2014 Northwest Texas Conference Anvil Award in Recognition of Outstanding Community Service, and the Waco Chapter of the Links, Inc. Meritorious Service Award.
Shirley holds a Bachelor of Arts & Science and a Masters of Arts in Counseling, both from Dallas Baptist University.
Kay Mueller is Senior Lecturer of Sociology. In addition to her full-time responsibilities on the Sociology faculty, each semester Professor Mueller teaches Gender & Community for the Philanthropy & Public Service Program.
C. Alfred Mackenzie attended Baylor University, where he received the Bachelor of Arts (1987), Master of Arts (1988), and Juris Doctor (1991) degrees. In 2012, he also earned the Master of Laws (LLM) degree from the University of Glasgow. He has previously taught legal writing, federal courts, and appellate procedure as an adjunct instructor for the Baylor University School of Law.
Mackenzie was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1991, and is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He is board certified in civil appellate law and is engaged primarily in the practice of civil appellate law.
From 1991 to 1994, Mackenzie served as a briefing and research attorney for Justice Bobby L. Cummings of the Tenth Court of Appeals in Waco, Texas. He has also served as a grader for the Texas Board of Law Examiners.
He has served on the Appellate Section Council of the State Bar of Texas (2001-2004) and as an appointed member of the Civil Appellate Law Advisory Commission of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1999-2005).
In 1999, Mackenzie was recognized as the Outstanding Young Lawyer by the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association, and served as that organization's president in 2000-2001. He also served on the Organizing Committee for and later as Secretary-Treasurer of the Judge Abner V. McCall American Inn of Court (2000-2002).
Mackenzie was a member of the Leadership Waco Class of 1998 and subsequently served on the Curriculum Committee and the Board of Directors of the Leadership Waco Alumni Association (1998-2001). Most recently, he served as the Committee Chair for Boy Scout Troop Pack 497.
He is an active member and deacon of the First Baptist Church, Waco, where he has taught Sunday School for adults, youth and children.
Each semester, Mackenzie teaches sections of PPS 1100, Careers in Law, and PPS 3372, Law, Justice & the Community.
Doug Nesmith is the laboratory coordinator for the environmental science department and faculty advisor for Baylor’s Community Garden. He also teaches ENV 1301, Exploring Environmental Issues. With his expertise in agriculture, B.S. in agronomy and M.S. in soil chemistry, he conducted agricultural research in the Texas South Plains for 27 years dealing with plant breeding, soil fertility, irrigation, pathology, entomology and sustainable systems. His last 10 years in West Texas he served as research manager for the Texas AgriLife Research Center in Halfway, Texas before coming to Baylor University in 2010.
Nesmith uses his agricultural knowledge to instruct students in basic gardening skills, but the community gardening course also focuses on how community gardens may be used to build a sense of community. Working with Baylor’s School of Education, this course helps show students how to work in a productive way with children and teach them in a community garden setting not only about gardening but science concepts as well. This course meets in the garden and students are encouraged to get their hands dirty practicing the concepts learned.
Brenda Shuttlesworth serves as Executive Director at Waco Habitat for Humanity, a Christian partnership housing ministry. Habitat for Humanity sees a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Waco Habitat for Humanity strives to implement that vision through Christian ministry: seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Waco Habitat builds decent affordable homes in partnership with people earning low incomes. These folks purchase homes at zero interest after completing a comprehensive educational program and helping build other Habitat homes. Waco Habitat also repairs owner occupied residences in partnership with families across McLennan County. The Waco Habitat ReStore offers a sustainable source of income by offering deeply discounted building materials to the general public.
The breadth of Brenda’s professional career has been dedicated to the nonprofit and faith-based sector. Prior to moving to Waco, Brenda served with Buckner Children and Family Services, First Baptist Church Conroe and Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare in Conroe, Texas. Before that she started her career at Denton County Mental Health Mental Retardation Center.
Brenda earned a BA (Social Work) from Baylor University in 1986 and a MA from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Christian Education) in 2004. Brenda taught for B.H. Carroll Theological Institute in their Foundational Core competencies of Leadership and Administration in the Church. As well, Brenda is a frequent community and conference speaker. She currently teaches a Community Service Learning class in the Department of Philanthropy and Public Service at Baylor University. She focuses on affordable housing, introducing students to the Habitat for Humanity ministry model. Brenda hopes students embrace lifelong learning and community service.
Born and raised in Conroe, Texas, Dorrell completed two degrees from Baylor University (B.A. Religion; MA. Environmental Studies), a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (1978), and a Doctor of Ministry (1993) degree from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Philadelphia). After moving into a blighted North Waco with his wife (Janet) and four children in 1982, he founded (1992) and is Executive Director of Mission Waco/Mission World, a urban ministry with over fifty staff and numerous holistic programs to empower the poor and marginalized in his community. Dorrell also has been pastor of Church Under the Bridge for over twenty years. He has written three books, served on numerous boards, and traveled extensively to Haiti, Mexico City and India. Jimmy is an adjunct professor in the PPS program at Baylor and at George W. Truett Theological Seminary and Bakke Graduate University.
Janet Dorrell serves as Mission World director, Poverty Simulation trainer and Exposure Trip leader for Mission Waco. She grew up in Oklahoma City and attended Baylor University where she received her Bachelors of Science and Education degree. For 15 years she home schooled her four children and later embarked on her anthropological thesis research in Punjab, India among nomadic peoples and finished her Masters of Science in 2002 from Baylor. Janet currently teaches "Poverty in Waco" and "Poverty in Developing Countries" in the PPS program at Baylor University and supervises graduate interns at Mission Waco in research among women and nomadic peoples. Ten weekends a year she leads participants in Mission Waco's poverty simulation to help mobilize middle-class people to become compassionately involved in the lives of the poor.
Every semester Cheryl Allen teaches a section of PPS 1100 called Addressing Community Concerns, which focuses on topics such as the operation of nonprofits and the ethical dilemmas faced when trying to help others. Ms. Allen serves as Development Director at VOICE, Inc.
Yost Zakhary is Chief of Police for the City of Woodway. He is also President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Chief Zakhary started his law enforcement career with the City of Woodway. He started out as a dispatcher in 1979 and worked his way up the ranks as a police officer, supervisor, and investigator. He was appointed Chief in 1985.
Chief Zakhary holds a B.A. in Management and a M.A. in Public Policy and Public Administration from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He is a graduate of the 160th Session F.B.I National Academy.
During his tenure at Woodway, Chief Zakhary worked diligently on improving officer pay, improving technology utilization within the department and communications county-wide. In February 2009, Woodway became the 14th department in the State of Texas to receive the certification of recognition for completion of the Texas Police Chiefs Association Prestigious Best Practices Recognition Program.
Chief Zakhary is an active participant in many law enforcement related positions and offices. In October of 2009 he was elected to serve as 4th Vice President of the IACP. He served as General Chair for the State Association Chiefs of Police (SACOP). He is active in the IACP and serves on the Training and Education Committee. Chief Zakhary while serving on the IACP Board had oversight responsibilities for the Police Image and Ethics, Aviation, Physicians and Psychological Services Committees. Chief Zakhary has served as president of the Texas Police Chiefs Association and Chair of the Texas Police Chiefs Foundation. In 2008, Chief Zakhary was appointed to serve on the IACP Executive Committee representing cities under 10,000 population. Chief Zakhary is a lifetime member of IACP, Texas Police Chiefs Association and remains active in both groups.
He also is a board member for the Texas Mental Health Retardation (MHMR). He served as president for the Waco Westside Rotary Club. Chief Zakhary has served as the Board President of the McLennan County E-9-1-1 Board of Managers since its inception in 1986.
Each semester, Chief Zakhary teaches a section of PPS 1102, Community Law Enforcement.