At InterVarsity Press, we are committed to elevating women's voices in publishing. And it's not just a trend—it's been a part of our mission since 1943, when the first book we published was written by a woman. IVP's women authors are expert practitioners, gifted writers, and leading voices in the most important conversations happening today.
You can learn more about IVP's commitment to publishing diverse women by meeting our authors of color and listening to our Every Voice Now podcast. To hear more from the voices of our women authors, read this article from Carmen Imes about her experience as a woman in the academy and the church.
Diane J. Chandler (PhD, Regent University) is associate professor at the Regent University School of Divinity in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where she teaches courses in the areas of spiritual formation and Christian leadership development. She has published consistently on issues of pastor care and women in leadership, including contributions to the books Fundamentals of Leadership: Contemporary Readings and When Leadership Goes Wrong: Destructive Leadership, Mistakes and Ethical Failures. An accomplished program developer and administrator, Chandler also served for many years as a teacher of the deaf and hearing impaired.
Wendy Elizabeth Chapin (MA, Portland Seminary) is a writer and speaker based in Seattle, Washington, where she raised her four daughters. She is pursuing graduate work in the intersection of religion, gender, and technology at the University of Washington.
Tasha D. Chapman (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is associate dean of lifelong learning and adjunct professor of educational ministries at Covenant Seminary. She is coauthor of Resilient Ministry with Bob Burns and Donald C. Guthrie.
Esther Chung-Kim (Ph.D., Duke U.) is assistant professor of religious studies at Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California. She is the author of Inventing Authority.
Julie Clawson has a masters degree in intercultural studies from Wheaton College. She's worked as both a children's ministry director and as a co-pastor. But currently she spends the bulk of her time as a stay-at-home mom in Austin, Texas. While she might like to be volunteering at the local community garden or mentoring at-risk youth, the important and very full-time job of caring for her two toddlers keeps her close to home. It's been in the home environment, however, that Clawson's learned the profound lesson that she can make a big difference for the cause of justice, no matter what stage of life she's in. Through paying closer attention to the injustices in the world around her and listening more closely to the calls for justice throughout Scripture, Clawson started to uncover little things she could do to subvert systems of injustice. Buying fair trade coffee and slave-free chocolate. Growing some of her own food. Driving less. Hanging her clothes out to dry. With these kinds of decisions, she discovered, we can either support systems of injustice, or we can put our faith into action and love people through basic day-to-day choices. Her book, Everyday Justice, is in many ways a reminder that serving God and seeking justice is for everyone, no matter what your life looks like. When she's not changing cloth diapers or shopping fair trade, Clawson is busy blogging regularly at julieclawson.com and everydayjustice.net. In her few minutes of spare time Clawson enjoys listening to the likes of U2 and David Wilcox. She loves watching epic tales like Lord of the Rings and Star Wars and slightly less epic tales like Lost and Heroes, because these pop culture tales often serve not only as a reminder that the world is full of injustices, but as encouragement to anyone who wants to make things better.
Christena Cleveland (PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara) is a social psychologist, public theologian, author, and professor. She is associate professor of the practice of organizational studies at Duke University’s Divinity School and the author of Disunity in Christ. She is an award-winning researcher and gifted teacher who brings organizational experience to her efforts to build unity. She consults with pastors and organizational leaders on multicultural issues and speaks regularly at organizations, churches, conferences, universities and schools.
Lynn H. Cohick (PhD, University of Pennsylvania) is provost and dean of academic affairs at Northern Seminary, where she also teaches New Testament. Her books include Christian Women in the Patristic World and commentaries on Ephesians and Philippians.
Brenda B. Colijn is Associate Professor of Biblical Interpretation and Theology at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio.
Deshonna Collier-Goubil (PhD, Howard University) is the founding chair of the department of criminal justice and now serves as interim dean of the School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences at Azusa Pacific University. She lives in Fontana, California.
Belinda Collins, a native of Australia, is a speaker, author, and communications specialist. She undertakes strategic projects and builds relationships between charitable organizations and the broader community. Belinda holds degrees in business and public relations from RMIT. She lives with her husband, Darren, and son, Samuel, in Melbourne.
Christine A. Colón (PhD, University of California at Davis) is professor of English at Wheaton College. She is the author of Joanna Baillie and the Art of Moral Influence and Writing for the Masses: Dorothy L. Sayers and the Victorian Literary Tradition. She is also the coauthor of Singled Out: Why Celibacy Must Be Reinvented in Today's Church.
Sarah Cowan Johnson is a ministry trainer, consultant, and coach who works with church planters, pastors, and ministry leaders across the United States. She leads seminars for parents on family discipleship to help their children walk in the way of Jesus. She served with the Evangelical Covenant Church as the executive pastor for Sanctuary Church in Providence, Rhode Island, and previously was a staff trainer and an area director for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. She is the cohost of The People of the Way podcast. She and her husband have two sons and live in Providence.
Jennifer Allen Craft (PhD, University of St. Andrews) is associate professor of humanities and theology at Point University in West Point, Georgia, where she teaches courses in theology, philosophy, and the arts. Her work has been featured on Transpositions and in Contemporary Art and the Church: A Conversation Between Two Worlds.
Chandra Crane (MA, Reformed Theological Seminary) is the mixed ministry coordinator for the multiethnic initiatives department of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and has written for In All Things, The Well, and The Witness: A Black Christian Collective. Growing up in a multiethnic/multicultural family in the Southwest and now happily transplanted to the Deep South, Chandra is passionate about diversity and family and is a member of the multiethnic Redeemer Church in Jackson, Mississippi.
Nicola Hoggard Creegan (MPhil, PhD, Drew University) is lecturer in theology at the Bible College of New Zealand in Auckland, New Zealand.
Cindy Crosby is the author, contributor to, or compiler of more than twenty books, including By Willoway Brook: Exploring the Landscape of Prayer. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications including Publishers Weekly, Books & Culture, Christian Century, and Christianity Today. She speaks and teaches in the Chicago region.
Marva J. Dawn (PhD, Notre Dame) is a theologian, author, educator, and teaching fellow in spiritual theology at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia. Some of her books include Joy in Divine Wisdom, The Sense of the Call, Talking the Walk, Keeping the Sabbath Wholly, and Unfettered Hope: A Call to Faithful Living in an Affluent Society.
Heather Thompson Day is associate professor in the department of visual arts, communication, and design at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. She runs an online community called I'm That Wife and hosts the Viral Jesus podcast. An interdenominational speaker, Heather is the author of books including It's Not Your Turn, Confessions of a Christian Wife, and How to Feed the Mediavore. She is a contributor for Religion News Service, Newsweek, and the Barna Group, and she previously taught at Colorado Christian University. She lives in Michigan with her husband and their three children.
Christie Heller De Leon is an associate regional director with InterVarsity and is based in Sacramento, California. She has a master's degree in organizational leadership from Creighton University and was born in Manila, Philippines.
Asifa Dean previously served on staff with InterVarsity in Redlands, California. She is a contributor to More Than Serving Tea: Asian-American Women on Expectations, Relationships, Leadership, and Faith.
Kenda Creasy Dean is an ordained elder in the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference (United Methodist) and professor of youth, church, and culture at Princeton Theological Seminary, where she works closely with the Institute for Youth Ministry. She is the author of several books, including OMG: A Youth Ministry Handbook, Practicing Passion, The God-Bearing Life, and Almost Christian.
Janet B. Dean (PhD, Ohio State University) is a licensed psychologist and associate professor of psychology at Asbury University. In addition to teaching a number of undergraduate courses in psychology, she mentors students interested in research, advises the local chapter of the Psi Chi Honor Society in psychology, and cofacilitates Asbury's annual undergraduate research symposium SEARCH.
In 2014, Dean was recognized by the Kentucky Psychological Association with the "Outstanding Undergraduate Student Mentor Award." Prior to joining the Asbury faculty, Dean served as a counselor in the university's Center for Counseling for four years. She has more than twenty years of experience in psychological assessment and treatment across a variety of settings, including university counseling, community mental health, correctional and forensic psychology, and her ongoing private practice. As affiliate faculty, she also teaches counseling courses at Asbury Theological Seminary.
Cathy Deddo (M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary) is a former InterVarsity Christian Fellowship staff member and has taught women's Bible studies for twenty years. She and her husband, Gary Deddo (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen), currently provide Bible study resources and seminar opportunities at www.trinitystudycenter.com. Deddo previously published A Devotional Guide to the Writings of George MacDonald (St. Andrew, 1996).
Bette Dickinson is a prophetic artist, writer, and speaker who invites audiences to connect with God through visual parables. Bette earned her MDiv through Grand Rapids Theological Seminary and has worked with ministries like InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, World Vision, Infinitum, and Kensington Church to awaken the soul through beauty and wonder.
Christine Dillon has worked as a church planter in Taiwan with OMF International since 1999. She also grew up in Asia as the daughter of missionaries. The prevalent belief system in Dillon's area is ancestor and idol worship with only .8% of the population being Christian. Her ministry approach consists of storytelling, discipling, and training of locals, other missionaries, and Christians in her home country of Australia. Dillon is the author of 1-2-1 Discipleship and a series of novels and several other non-fiction works.