Dean of the Robert A. Foisie School of Business at Worcester Polytechnic Institute
The Rev. Dr. Debora Jackson is the dean of the Robert A. Foisie School of Business at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts. Before that, she served as director of Lifelong Learning at Yale Divinity School; executive director of the Ministers Council of the American Baptist Churches USA; and as senior pastor of the First Baptist Church in Needham, Massachusetts. Jackson is the author of “Spiritual Practices for Effective Leadership: 7 Rs of Sanctuary for Pastors” (Judson, 2015).
She earned a bachelor's degree in business from Indiana University; master's degrees in management and manufacturing engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute; and an M.Div. and doctorate of ministry from Andover Newton Theological School.
“The ability to slow down ... allowed me time to listen, explore and be more impactful for the communities I am called to serve.”
— Nathalie Nelson Parker, Civitas Consulting Group
Christian leaders from a variety of roles are welcome to apply. The grants provide “balcony time” to reflect on accomplishments, broaden perspectives and discern next steps. The application deadline is May 28, 2024.