“Teach truth. Love life. Engage and empathize” serves as a daily affirmation for Dr. Jaison K.D. McCall. Dr. McCall works as Director of Workforce Programs at Mission: St. Louis. In this role, Jaison supervises the efforts of the Beyond Jobs and EACH 1 initiatives. Previously, he served in a number of nonprofit roles including Executive Director and as Director of Education and Financial Capability in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
He has earned multiple degrees, including a B.S. in Business Economics and Integrated Marketing Communications from Southeast Missouri State University, a Master of Business Administration from Fontbonne University, a Master of Christian Ministry from Missouri Baptist University, and a Doctor of Education from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. McCall will graduate with his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership in spring 2022. Additionally, he has served as an adjunct professor at Maryville University and Online Teaching Assistant and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. McCall has been a featured speaker at Washington University – St. Louis, Harris Stowe State University, and multiple academic conferences, in addition to being a published researcher.
He and his wife, Dr. Danielle J. McCall, became the proud parents of their son, Desmond Jaice, in late 2020. Dr. McCall is a die-hard Chicago sports fan (Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, and White Sox). He also enjoys music, reading, and USA (network) television sitcoms.