Sunday, March 3, 2024



Stephanie Clintonia Boddie

Dr. Stephanie Clintonia Boddie joined the Baylor University faculty in 2017 as an assistant professor of Church and Community Ministries with affiliations at the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, the George W. Truett Theological Seminary, and the School of Education. She is a Baylor Collaborative on Hunger & Poverty research fellow as well as a Public Deliberative faculty fellow. Boddie is also a non-resident senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Program for Research on Religion & Urban Civil Society and the Fox Leadership International Alumni Research and Service Program. She is a faculty associate at Pitt-Assisted Communities and Schools at University of Pittsburgh and the Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis as well as a co-convener of the Transatlantic Roundtable on Religion and Race. Boddie has several years of social service practice experience. In addition to numerous journal publications, she has also co-authored five books: The Newer Deal: Social Work and Religion in Partnership (1999), The Invisible Caring Hand: American Congregations and the Provision of Welfare (2002), The Other Philadelphia Story: How Local Congregations Support Quality of Life in Urban America (2006) Faith-based Social Services: Measures, Assessments, and Effectiveness (2007), and Urban Ministry Reconsidered:Contexts and Approaches (2018). Boddie received her doctorate in social welfare and master's in social work from the University of Pennsylvania and her bachelor's degree in natural science from Johns Hopkins University.