Faculty Associates

Dr. Rebecca McCumbers Flavin joined the Baylor faculty as a lecturer in Fall 2010 from the University of Notre Dame. Her dissertation, The Battle of the Unarmed Prophets: Religion and Republicanism in the Thought of Girolamo Savonarola and Niccolo Machiavelli, examines the similarities and differences between the models of church/state relations proposed by both thinkers. McCumbers Flavin has research and teaching experience in constitutional law, the history of political philosophy, and American politics, particularly in the area of religion and politics.

Dr. Rob Rogers joined the Baylor University faculty in August 2001. Currently he serves as Co-Director of the PhD Program and teaches in the areas of administration, community practice, and program evaluation. He has served as the director of the Center for Literacy (2005-2009) and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies (2019-2013). He has been the chair of the University’s Teaching, Learning, and Technology Committee and the Career Services Advisory Council. His practice experience has been in the public and private nonprofit sectors in the areas of workforce development, program evaluation and social policy analysis. He served for nine years as the executive director of the Center for Workforce Excellence in Pittsburgh, PA, and also as a senior policy analyst for the Education Policy and Issues Center in Pittsburgh. Prior to this, he was on the faculty of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS), where he helped develop the MSW program, establish the Carver School of Church Social Work, and served as director of the MSW program. He has a BA from Baylor University (Waco, TX), a Master of Religious Education degree from the SBTS, a Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) from the University of Louisville, and a PhD in social work from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Sara Perry is Assistant Professor of Management in the Baylor School of Business. She has studied the role of stress, autonomy and workplace interaction in the ways individuals handle remote work. She teaches, conducts research, and consults with organizations on management-related topics, including negotiation and conflict resolution, employee stress and health, leadership, and human resource management practices (including staffing and flexible work design). She is currently offering a module on public deliberation in one section of her negotiation/conflict resolution class this semester. Most recently, she is featured on the Baylor Connections podcast.

Dr. Charles McDaniel, Faculty Assistant Director in the Honors College and Associate Professor in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core, teaches Social World I and II as well as World Cultures IV. He also teaches courses in the areas of church history, religion and law, and Christian social thought through Baylor’s J. M. Dawson Institute. McDaniel has numerous publications in books and scholarly journals on subjects ranging from the Protestant Reformation to Christian and Muslim economic thought.  His book, God and Money: The Moral Challenge of Capitalism, was published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2007. McDaniel serves as Book Review Editor for the Journal of Church and State.

Dr. Craig R. Clarkson is the Departmental Business Manager for the Academy for Teaching and Learning. In his academic discipline of Christian History, Dr. Clarkson focuses on ecclesiology, mission, and ecumenics. In the field of higher education teaching and learning, Dr. Clarkson’s interests include the teaching of core texts and courses and teaching disciplinary thinking to non-majors. With over a decade of experience in consulting and project management prior to entering academe, he is the ATL’s self-appointed campaigner for Baylor’s core commitment to pursue excellence through continuous improvement. Dr. Clarkson teaches one section each semester for the Honors College (Great Texts in the Fall and BIC in the Spring).

Jennifer Dickey, PhD, LMSW, has served since 2008 as director of the Global Mission Leadership (GML) Initiative at the Garland School of Social Work, Baylor University and faculty member in the Garland School of Social Work. Prior, she lived in Sudan for several years, serving along Sudanese colleagues within social work and congregational contexts. Upon returning to the US, she worked for an international mission organization as director of team training and oversight to international relief/development initiatives. Dickey’s international relationships built through 15 years of international service forged her deep conviction that international leaders have the unique capacity to transform their communities. In line with this vision, Dickey became the Director of the GML initiative at the Garland School in 2008. The GML initiative aims to cultivate reciprocal cross-cultural learning and strategic innovation among the Garland School’s students and faculty. The GML initiative identifies Christian international leaders to come to study at Baylor who desire to pursue a master of social work degree, are willing to lead and influence the Garland student body in their cultural expertise, and are committed to return to their home countries upon graduation as catalysts for holistic change.

Dr. Jason E. MacGregor, Associate Professor of Accounting, came to the Baylor faculty after completing his PhD in Accounting from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. He also obtained his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. MacGregor’s research has primarily focused on understanding the modern auditing environment. His dissertation explores how audit committee incentives can influence reported earnings. Other research projects include the influence of governance on audit fees and non-audit fees, the history of accounting, and the influence of corporate governance on managerial tax aggressiveness. In the future, he hopes to broaden his interests to include a number of inter-disciplinary issues.

Dr. Danielle M. Williams serves as the interim director of the freshman composition program. She teaches undergraduate courses in first-year writing, digital writing, and technical and professional writing. Her current research examines the intersection of digital literacies and community engagement and the ways in which participatory digital culture expands existing theories of community-based writing. Her work has appeared in Computers and Composition and an edited collection.