“Leading by Serving”
The Posey Leadership Institute will host the presentation “Leading by Serving” by Dr. Jack Goodyear, director of the Ph.D. in Leadership Studies Program at Dallas Baptist University, on March 3 at 11 a.m. in Room 127 of the IDEA Center. The talk is open to all faculty, staff, and students.
In addition to serving as director of the Ph.D. in Leadership Studies Program, Goodyear is an associate professor in political science at Dallas Baptist University. A full-time member of the DBU faculty since January 2008, he served as the dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences from 2012 to 2014 when he became director of the Ph.D. in leadership studies program.
Prior to joining the DBU faculty, Dr. Goodyear served as a minister in Arlington, Texas, and Tampa, Florida. Today, he is a member of First Baptist Church of Arlington, where he serves as a deacon.
Dr. Goodyear holds a doctorate in “Religion, Politics, and Society” from Baylor University. Those studies focused on the historical, philosophical, theological, and sociological interaction between religion and politics and the church and state, paying special attention to the impact of evangelicals in American politics and culture. He also earned a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a bachelor’s degree in political science at Baylor University.
Austin College, a private national liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas, has earned reputation for excellence in academic preparation, international study, pre-professional foundations, leadership development, committed faculty, and hands-on, adventurous learning opportunities. One of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book College’s That Change Lives, Austin College boasts a welcoming community that embraces diversity and individuality, with more than 36 percent of students representing ethnic minorities. A residential student body of 1,250 students and a faculty of more than 100 allow a 12:1 student-faculty ratio and personalized attention. The College is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA) and cultivates and inclusive atmosphere that supports students’ faith journeys regardless of religious tradition. Founded in 1849, the College is the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original name and charter.