Jenny Swafford — Speakers of Bryan

Jenny Swafford
Jenny Swafford

Director of Athletics

Academic Degrees
  • M.S., Psychology, Grand Canyon University, 2015
  • B.A., Psychology, Bryan College, 2012


Jenny Swafford is Bryan’s first female Director of Athletics and has served the institution since 2015 in a variety of offices including Academics, Admissions, and Student Life. She earned a B.A. in Psychology in 2012 and an M.S. in Psychology from Grand Canyon University in 2015. Jenny is also an instructor of Psychology at Bryan College and specializes in research, neuroscience, and theories of personality. Utilizing her faith, educational background, and experience in athletics, she prioritizes the holistic formation of students and shares that her top-level goal is empowering them by way of ministry, development, and servanthood.


  • Spiritual Grit: Exploring the source of our passion and perseverance  
  • Development: Confronting difficult conversations, paradoxical leadership, the price of perfectionism  
  • Psychology of Motivation and Self-Efficacy 
  • Playing at The Next Level: Preparing for collegiate sports

Experienced areas: 

  • Leadership Coaching 
  • Social and Emotional Intelligence
  • Theories of Personality 
  • Collegiate Coaching