IFL Welcomes New Assistant Director Elijah Jeong

July 29, 2021

Elijah Jeong Named IFL Assistant Director

Elijah Jeong has been appointed assistant director of the Institute for Faith and Learning (IFL) effective July 26.

“My colleagues in IFL and I are thrilled and grateful to have Elijah joining us as we advance our work at Baylor and beyond,” said Darin Davis, IFL director and clinical professor of moral philosophy in the Honors Program.

“Among a talented group of finalists from across the country, Elijah emerged as our first choice,” Davis said. “He is thoughtful, energetic, unfailingly kind, and strongly committed to IFL’s mission.”

Jeong is in the final stages of his doctoral work in Baylor's Higher Education Studies and Leadership program. He holds an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Washington, an MDiv from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi, and an MA in Christian Formation and Ministry from Wheaton College.

He has wide ranging experience in various educational and ministry settings, including work in student affairs at Wheaton and as pastor of the Korean Presbyterian Church of Jackson, Mississippi.

His scholarly interests include the integration of faith in higher education administration and the intersection of religion, race, and higher education. His essays have appeared in Christian Higher Education and the International Journal of Christianity and Education, and he is a co-author of Christ-Enlivened Student Affairs (2020).

During his time at Baylor, he has been both an adjunct lecturer and graduate apprentice in the School of Education. He also has been the lead coordinator of the Christian Higher Education Leadership Seminar.

“The Institute for Faith and Learning is foundational to Baylor’s mission of integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment,” said Jeong. “I am honored to join this team in leading and shaping the conversation around faith in higher education through our research, our conferences, and our programs that encourage teaching in the Christian intellectual tradition.”