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Elkins, Gary

Resident Fellow
Baylor University
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience,
Program Director, Clinical Psychology Psy.D. Program
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Dr. Elkins’ research interest include: Mind-Body interventions, health psychology, women’s health, hypnosis, mindfulness, prayer, and psychological distress.

His research interest also includes study of prayer and health. Recent research has suggested that prayer may be among the most frequently used ways of coping with chronic illness and distress. However, the effect of prayer on immunity, physical well-being, and psychological distress has not been adequately investigated. Future studies in this area will likely target the effect of music, contemplative prayer, and mindfulness on physiologically measured and emotional outcomes.

 


Ellison, Christopher G.

ellison_pictureDistinguished Senior Fellow
Professor of Sociology, University of Texas at San Antonio

Christopher G. Ellison is currently Professor of Sociology and Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Social Science at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is current president of the Southern Sociological Society (for 2016-17). He received a B.A. in Religion from Duke University in 1982 (magna cum laude) and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the same institution in 1991. Prior to joining the UTSA faculty in 2010, he taught at UT-Austin for 19 years. Much of his research has centered on three main areas: (a) the role of religious involvement in mental and physical health and well-being; (b) religion and family life, with particular attention to intimate relationships and childrearing; and (c) the role of religion in the lives of African American and Latino


Jon Eckert

Jon Eckert
ISR Resident Fellow
Professor of Educational Leadership
Baylor University
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Jon Eckert, Ed.D., is Professor of Educational Leadership, and the Lynda and Robert Copple Endowed Chair for Christians in School Leadership. With the Center for Christian Education, he is developing academies, institutes, improvement communities, and degree programs that serve Christians in diverse school contexts. Dr. Eckert came to Baylor with over two decades of experience in education. He taught outside of Chicago and Nashville for 12 years. After completing his doctorate at Vanderbilt University in 2008, he was selected as a Teaching Ambassador Fellow at the U.S. Department of Education where he worked in both the Bush and Obama administrations on teaching quality issues. Prior to Baylor, Dr. Eckert was a professor at Wheaton College for ten years.

His research interests include collective leadership, teaching effectiveness, evaluation, and strategic compensation. Dr. Eckert has conducted research for the U.S. Department of Education, the Carnegie Foundation, the National Network of State Teachers of the Year, the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, and the Center for Teaching Quality. He has worked with public and independent schools to develop leadership and systems that improve outcomes for students.

He is the author of The novice advantage: Fearless practice for every teacher (Corwin, 2016) and Leading together: Teachers and principals improving student outcomes (Corwin, 2018), book chapters, and numerous peer-reviewed articles. He has written and presented white papers on Capitol Hill and the National Press Club and has been invited to present all over the U.S. and as far away as Muscat, Oman at a G8-Broader Middle East Summit for education ministers.

 


Robert A. Emmons

Non-Resident Fellow, Psychology
University of California, Davis
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Dr. Emmons’ research is at the interface of personality, psychology and religion. Emphasis is on the measurement of personal strivings as determinants of subjective quality of life outcomes. Primary issues are (1) how religiousness and spirituality reflect core aspects of the self and identity, and (2) how these aspects of the self are involved in well-being and personality coherence and integration over time. Dr. Emmons is a consulting editor for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of the Psychology of Religion, and a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and the American Academy of Religion. He is the author of The Psychology of Ultimate Concerns: Motivation and Spirituality in Personality. His research is funded by the John Templeton Foundation.


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