Stephen Breck Reid
Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Belonging
Dr. Stephen Breck Reid was appointed vice provost for faculty diversity and belonging in the fall of 2022. Along with his appointment as vice provost, Dr. Reid is a professor of christian scriptures at the George W. Truett Seminary. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Catholic Biblical Association. He has served in ministerial roles in Baptist, Church of the Brethren, Mennonite, and Presbyterian congregations.
As vice provost for faculty diversity & belonging, Dr. Reid supports excellence and equity in the Baylor faculty by facilitating the flourishing of underrepresented faculty through improved interactions with non-underrepresented faculty, staff, and students and seeks greater recognition of the contributions of underrepresented faculty. Dr. Reid and his office support these goals through faculty hiring, retention, tenure, and promotion appropriate for Baylor as a R1 Christian university.
Dr. Reid also works with individual departments in developing educational and curricular programming for faculty that addresses discipline-specific concerns regarding diversity and our Christian heritage. He is a liaison for various faculty-focused diversity initiatives, conducts scholarly work in diversity as an academic discipline, and collaborates with Student Life, the Office of the President, and other diversity leaders across campus.
Dr. Reid holds a B.S. in religion from Manchester University, an M.Div. from Bethany Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Emory University. He has served on several seminary faculties, including as an academic dean at Bethany Theological Seminary.