Andy Black, Ph.D.

Andrew (Andy) Black is the Regional Director for Baylor University's Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) Lubbock Office. Andy came to Lubbock with both an academic and nonprofit background, having taught history and religious studies at multiple universities (most recently, Bucknell University in Pennsylvania) and also previously serving as the program director for a faith-based agency working to increase financial literacy and homeownership  in inner-city Waco, Texas. He holds a Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Dayton, an MA in Religion, Society, and Politics from Baylor University, and an M.Div. from Baylor's Truett Seminary. In addition to his work with THI, he serves on the board of St. Benedict’s Chapel (an ecumenical ministry providing meals and hospitality to those in need) and teaches an adjunct course at Wayland Baptist University. This year, he is participating in a faculty colloquium sponsored by the Humanities Center at Texas Tech University on the general subject of “Food and . . . .” He is married to Jennifer (Nelson) and they have three young children.