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.
Sundee Tucker Frazier is a full-time mother and children's writer. She worked for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for ten years, first on campus staff and then as the worship leader with her husband, Matt, for Urbana 2000, InterVarsity's student missions convention. She is the author of Check All That Apply (IVP, 2002) and Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It (Delacorte Press/Random House, 2007).
Alice Fryling is a spiritual director and the author of nine books, including Seeking God Together: An Introduction to Group Spiritual Direction. She has been giving Enneagram workshops for fifteen years, teaching participants how to use the Enneagram to know God and themselves more deeply. She and her husband have two married daughters and four grandchildren.
Diana R. Garland (d. 2015) was inaugural dean of Baylor University's School of Social Work, which now bears her name. She was author, coauthor, or editor of twenty-one books and more than one hundred academic articles. Some of her books include Flawed Families of the Bible: How God’s Grace Works through Imperfect Relationships, Family Ministry: A Comprehensive Guide, and Why I Am a Social Worker: 25 Christians Tell Their Life Stories. She had served as editor of the Journal of Family and Community Ministries since 1993.
Garland earned her undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees from the University of Louisville in Kentucky. For seventeen years she served as professor of Christian family ministry and social work at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and she also served as dean of the Carver School of Church Social Work and director of the Center for Family Ministries.
Garland gave significant service to national social work organizations. She served many terms as president of the North American Association of Christians in Social Work and was a board member of the National Association of Deans and Directors of Social Work and a councilor for the Council on Social Work Education. She also served as first lady of Baylor University when her husband David Garland was named interim president from 2008 until 2010.
Read this tribute from the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.
Tracey Gee is a leadership coach with over twenty years of ministry experiences. She designs training courses and provides coaching for a wide variety of groups and individuals, and serves as a fellow for Fuller Seminary's Center for Missional and Spiritual Formation. She is the coeditor of More Than Serving Tea: Asian-American Women on Expectations, Relationships, Leadership, and Faith.
Bridget Gee is the spiritual formation coordinator for InterVarsity's Study Abroad programs, where she directs European pilgrimages for students, staff, and partners to experience contemplative and historic followings of Jesus. She is the host of Soladarity: The Singleness Podcast and lives in Tucson, Arizona.
Elizabeth Gerhardt (ThD, Boston University) is professor of theology and social ethics at Northeastern Seminary, Rochester, New York, and adjunct professor in the department of religion and humanities at Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester.
Heather Davediuk Gingrich is a counselor, scholar, teacher, and former missionary. She is professor of counseling at Denver Seminary and maintains a small private practice working with complex trauma survivors. She is the author of Restoring the Shattered Self and coauthor of Skills for Effective Counseling. She began counseling over twenty-five years ago in Canada, and continued in the Philippines where she counseled, taught, and completed her doctoral studies on complex trauma. She continues her international involvements with the Institute for International Care and Counsel at Belhaven University, as well as adjunct teaching at the Asia Graduate School of Theology in the Philippines and seminaries in Guatemala, Sri Lanka, and Singapore.
Wanjiru M. Gitau (PhD, Africa International University) is a research fellow at the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California, pursuing a multi-year global research project commissioned by the John Templeton World Charity Foundation on contemporary religion. She is a Kenyan educated in Nairobi, Edinburgh, and the United States, with extensive global experience, including research projects from Korea to Kentucky. She formerly served on the staffs of Nairobi Chapel and Mavuno Church.
Sandra L. Glahn is professor of media arts and worship at Dallas Theological Seminary, where her emphases are first-century backgrounds related to women, culture, gender, and the arts. She has authored or edited more than twenty books, including Vindicating the Vixens, Earl Grey with Ephesians, Sanctified Sexuality (coeditor), and Sexual Intimacy in Marriage (coauthor).
Paula Gooder (DPhil, Oxford) is a writer and lecturer in biblical studies with a passion to ignite people's enthusiasm for reading the Bible today, by presenting the best of biblical scholarship in an accessible and interesting way. She works for the Church of England as the director of mission learning and development in the Birmingham Diocese.
Haley Goranson Jacob (PhD, University of St Andrews) is an assistant professor of theology at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. She has published reviews in both Review of Biblical Literature and Theology. Before pursuing her doctorate, Haley spent her time traveling across the globe, visiting places such as Lithuania, Kyrgyzstan, Yellowstone, Cooke City, Scotland, Paris, and Germany.
Val Gordon is the owner of Gearshift Consulting, a firm specializing in assisting mission-driven organizations to overcome their obstacles to growth. She is also a consultant with the learning and talent department of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and she previously served InterVarsity as associate regional director of New England. She lives with her family in Mystic, Connecticut.
Ruth Goring is a poet, an author, and an artist. Ruth has a passion for spiritual formation for children, using age-appropriate images and language to illustrate the love of God and practices that form their hearts to follow him and trust him more. She is also the author of Adriana's Angels and Picturing God.
Michelle Graham loves to help women discover how much they are loved and treasured by God. She debunks the popular messages of culture that tell women their worth is only based on beauty and sexuality. As a staff member and popular speaker for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Michelle helps women of all ages develop the courage to live differently in today's culture and to rise up as world changers.
Marlena Graves (MDiv, Northeastern Seminary) is a writer and adjunct professor at Winebrenner Theological Seminary. She is the author of The Way Up Is Down, Forty Days on Being a Nine, and A Beautiful Disaster.
Dorothy Littell Greco is a writer and photographer who lives outside Boston. The author of Making Marriage Beautiful, Dorothy and her husband lead marriage workshops and retreats, speak at conferences nationwide, and have been helping couples create and sustain healthy marriages for over twenty-five years.
Emilie Griffin is an award-winning playwright and the author of a number of books including Wonderful and Dark Is This Road and Doors into Prayer: An Invitation. Emilie is on the board and speaking team of Renovaré. She and her husband, William, are founding members of the Chrysostom Society, a national group for writers of the Christian faith.
Diana Gruver (MA, Gordon-Conwell) writes about discipleship and spiritual formation in the every day. She serves as a writer and communications director for Vere Institute, and lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and daughter.
Read an article from Diana on how to invite God into your mental health journey.
Mekdes Haddis is the founder and executive coach of Just Missions, an online community that elevates diaspora voices and equips Western allies to become mutual partners for the work of the gospel. Originally from Ethiopia, she moved to the United States in 2003 and earned a BS in communications from Liberty University and a master's degree in organizational leadership from Columbia International University. She is also the project director of the Racial Justice and Reconciliation Collaborative for the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE).
Ashley Hales (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is a writer, speaker, and host of the Finding Holy podcast. She is the author of Finding Holy in the Suburbs and her writing has been featured in Christianity Today, Books & Culture, and The Gospel Coalition. Ashley is married to a pastor and the mother to four children.
Sarah E. Hall (PhD, Pennsylvania State University) is associate professor of psychology, counseling, and family therapy at Wheaton College. With Kelly S. Flanagan she is the coeditor of Christianity and Developmental Psychopathology. Her research interests are in the area of emotion regulation in children, specifically the development of emotion regulation in early childhood and relations between emotion regulation and psychopathology.
M. Elizabeth Lewis Hall (PhD, Rosemead School of Psychology) is professor of psychology at Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University, where she teaches courses on the integration of psychology and theology. She has published over 100 articles and book chapters and serves as associate editor for Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. She lives in Whittier, California, with her husband, Todd, and her two sons.
Dr. Janelle Hallman is a licensed professional counselor in Denver, Colorado, specializing in female homosexuality and emotional dependencies. She also speaks, consults, supervises, and writes extensively on the subject. She is an ordained minister and conducts conferences on sexuality, gender, redemption, and healing. She is executive director of Desert Hope Ministries and Janelle Hallman & Associates and an assistant professor at Denver Seminary.
Carmen S. Hardin (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is assistant professor of classics at the University of Louisville.
Morgan Harper Nichols is a writer, a poet, and an artist with a popular Instagram feed (@morganharpernichols) and podcast, The Morgan Harper Nichols Show. She is also the author of All Along You Were Blooming. Morgan has performed as a vocalist on several Grammy Award–nominated projects. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her family.