Whitney Luce is a full time lecturer in the School of Social Work. She received her BA in Social Work and her MSW from Baylor University (2003, 2004). After graduating with her MSW, Whitney worked in San Antonio as an adoption counselor with Methodist Mission Home for 2 years before moving to Dallas. There she worked at Baylor University Medical Center initially in the Stroke and Dialysis Unit and for a longer period of time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Antepartum and Postpartum Units. Her passion for pregnant women and parents of newborns, especially those who are premature or ill, led to her involvement in the creation of Perinatal Support of Texas, a non-profit organization that supports parents who receive a terminal diagnosis for their child during pregnancy or shortly after birth. Shortly after the creation and launch of this organization, Whitney moved with her family back to her hometown of Waco where she taught in the McLennan Community College Mental Health/Social Work Department. She joined the Baylor School of Social Work in Fall 2014.
Whitney is married to Brandon Luce, an assistant district attorney with the McLennan County District Attorney’s office. They have two daughters, Hayden and Hallie.