Aaron Douglas Weaver is a recent graduate of the J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies at Baylor University, where he received his Ph.D. in Religion and Politics. His dissertation is titled “Baptist environmentalisms: A comparative analysis of American Baptist and Southern Baptists attitudes, actions and approaches toward environmental issues.”
Weaver received his B.A. in Political Science and Religion from the University of Georgia in 2004 and M.A. in Church-State Studies from Baylor University in 2008. Between his undergraduate and graduate studies, Weaver worked for civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis and the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty in Washington, DC.
While at Baylor University, Weaver served as a Supplemental Instructor for courses in the Department of Religion and also held the position of Graduate Fellow with the university’s Academy for Teaching and Learning — a center that focuses on pedagogy and the integration of technology and best teaching practices into the classroom. Weaver also taught American History courses to undergraduates at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas.
Weaver currently serves as Communications Manager for Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and serves as editor for fellowship! magazine. He lives in Tucker, Georgia, with his wife, Alexis, and their two year-old son Oliver along with their Italian Greyhounds, Rudy and Georgia.