Dr. Calvin Lawrence

Dr. Calvin Lawrence serves as the Dean of Developmental Studies. He received his doctoral degree from Baylor University, with an emphasis on educational administration. Prior to his work at Baylor, he completed a master's degree from Texas Christian University and his bachelor's from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He is a member of several professional organizations, such as the National Alliance of Black School Educators, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Association of African American Studies and Affiliates.

Dr. Lawrence is especially interested in the power of diversity in the classroom and the necessity for an emphasis on educational leadership. In his own words, "I believe in relationships. I firmly believe that before you can educate anyone, they have to know that you know and care about them. No amount of wisdom or knowledge will make the difference or impact on the learning process like the establishment of genuine, caring relationship."