Writer Bios

We couldn't offer The Well to our readers without the generous contributions of our writers. Read through their bios to learn from their stories and click through for links to the articles they have written. If you are interested in writing for The Well, explore our Writer's Guidelines.

 

Marcia Bosscher is the former editor of The Well and now an associate with InterVarsity's Faculty Ministry. Having been married to a professor and sharing life with grad students and faculty in a campus church, she has a deep interest and care for those in the academy. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with a golden-retriever mix and a diverse array of lodgers and travelers.

Audrey Bowden is a professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University. Her research focuses on light-based technologies for medical imaging. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, watching movies, and is preparing for motherhood. 

A PhD student at the Carolina-Duke German Studies Program, Bethany can usually be found in a coffee shop, writing her dissertation on the intersection of religion, family, and visual art in nineteenth-century German literature. As much as she loves thinking and writing about literature, she’s always grateful for opportunities to spend time with her church family and explore Wilmington with her husband Dieter. 

Ann has worked for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship since 1997, exploring her interests and gifts in music, teaching, and spiritual formation. She received her bachelor’s in music education from Northwestern University in 1997 and keeps on singing, even if it is just for joy at home. Ann spends free moments working on knitting projects, making homemade ice cream, and going on tandem-bike dates with her husband, Jon. Together, they homeschool their two daughters and write up as much as they can at their blog. Ann is the interim editor of The Well.

Jon Boyd leads the digital communications team at InterVarsity Press, where they love books (and talking about them). He blogs for IVP at Behind the Books, and you can follow him in many places online. He came to the Press after stints with North Park University, InterVarsity’s Graduate & Faculty Ministries, and Britannica.com, with a Ph.D. in history from Johns Hopkins. He reads (whenever left to himself long enough), keeps score at baseball games, and favors mid-’70s Grateful Dead shows.

Lorita is a mother of six (three by marriage), a grandmother, writer, Spiritual Director and intercessor. She has remained actively involved with InterVarsity since she was a student. Lorita is the author of Bathsheba’s Lament.

Amy is currently pursuing a PhD at Saint Louis University in Higher Education Administration. Her endeavor is to work on partnerships between higher education and civil service organizations with a specific focus in international higher education. Amy has an M.A.T. in Secondary English Education and an M.A. in English Literature. She is an avid reader of biographies and loves children. She lives part-time in Ghana and tries to sneak some traveling in between international layovers. Amy maintains a blog about Ghana with lots of beautiful pictures and other commentaries on faith and life at raisingloveblog.org.

Anna Broadway is a writer and Web editor living near San Francisco. The author of Sexless in the City: A Memoir of Reluctant Chastity, she also contributed to the anthologies Disquiet Time, Talking Taboo, and Faith at the Edge. She holds an M.A. in religious studies from Arizona State University and has written for TheAtlantic.com, Books and Culture, Christianity Today, The Journal of the History of Sexuality, Paste and other sites. She also contributes regularly to the Her.meneutics blog. Find her on Twitter @annabroadway or visit sexlessinthecity.net.

Lathania Brown is a second-year doctoral student at The Ohio State University. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management with a research emphasis in the area of Economic Policy. Lathania hopes to return to her home city, Kingston, Jamaica, to engage in economic and community development efforts there. When not working on her research project, Lathania spends time with friends and family, catches up on sleep, and listens to audiobooks. She also enjoys building relationships with persons who are interested in having open and honest conversations about faith.

Eugenia Sherman Brown took her PhD in History from the University of Wisconsin. She has taught for Carroll College, Edgewood College, Trinity and Fuller Seminaries, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension. She relishes creating mosaics, traveling, and centering prayer.

Elizabeth Brunner is a stay-at-home mother with a PhD in linguistics. She is delighted to be expecting her second child. She and her family are striving to live a life that glorifies God in the St. Louis, Missouri area. 

Beth Bruno received her MA in International Community Development from Northwest University after serving on staff with CRU for a decade, mostly in the Middle East. She received her BA in Social Policy from Northwestern University. She is the Founder and Director of A Face to Reframe, which reframes marginalized populations with dignity through participatory photography, as well as the Manager of Domestic Sex Trafficking with the U COUNT Campaign. She is the co-author of END: Engaging Men to End Sex Trafficking and a proud member of Redbud Writer’s Guild. Her writings and activities can be found at bethbruno.org.

Suzanne Burden holds an M.A. in Theological Studies from Grace Theological Seminary and is the coauthor of Reclaiming Eve: The Identity and Calling of Women in the Kingdom of God (Beacon Hill Press, March 2014). She and her husband David live in Indiana, where she insists spring is about to arrive.

Carmen Acevedo Butcher is a professor of English and scholar-in-residence at Shorter University in Rome, Georgia. She was the Carnegie Foundation professor of the year for Georgia in 2006, and during the 2004-2005 year she and her family lived and learned in Seoul, South Korea, while she taught as a Fulbright Senior Lecturer at Sogang University. She has written books on medieval women mystics and linguistics. More information can be found on these at her website. (Photo credit: Katherine Butcher.)

Adele Ahlberg Calhoun (MA at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) currently co-pastors Redeemer Community in Wellesley, Massachusetts, with her husband, Doug. She was formerly Pastor of Spiritual Formation at Christ Church in Oak Brook, Illinois. A trained spiritual director, she has taught courses at Wheaton College and Northern Baptist Theological Seminary. In the early 1970s she helped pioneer student work with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. She has also worked with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in New England and Canada and with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students in the West Indies and South Africa.

Sharon Carnahan is Professor of Psychology and Cornell Professor of Service at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, where she also directs a laboratory preschool.  A graduate of Hope College, UNC Chapel Hill, and the Proctor Insititute on Child Advocacy Ministry (Children's Defense Fund), Dr. Carnahan is a developmental psychologist who teaches child and adolescent development, child assessment and developmental screening, cross-cultural child psychology, and the psychology of religious experiences. She is a prevention scientist who studies the application of developmental principles to the problems of children and families. 

Beverly Chen, MSW, LCSW, serves as Associate Dean of Student Emotional Health at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. She is also an adjunct professor at Azusa Pacific University and has a private practice in Claremont.

Sylvia Chen is a senior patent operations counsel at Motorola. Prior to joining Motorola, Sylvia was an associate attorney in Washington, D.C., and a patent examiner at the US Patent and Trademark Office. Sylvia earned her JD from the University of Michigan in 1994 and has a BS degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois-Urbana. Sylvia is interested in leadership issues in the law profession, particularly related to minority and gender factors. She is married with three children and her biblical hero is Daniel, though she says she is much more like Gideon.

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