Sharon Gartland

Sharon Gartland, OTD, OTR, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Occupational Therapy Program at UW-Madison where her specialty is in developmental disabilities.  She enjoys the combination of teaching, administrative and clinical responsibilities that makes up her job. She is the former national director of Women in the Academy & Professions and continues to participate in the ministry as a volunteer and frequent contributor. She is married to Craig Gartland, a local church pastor and former long-term InterVarsity staff and leader. Together they have four children who are gradually getting launched into the world as functional adults but continue to store a lot of their stuff in the basement. She believes strong prayer practices and a supportive faith community are key to flourishing in career and family life. 

Contributions by Sharon Gartland
By Sharon Gartland

I have a vivid memory of a popular 8th grade girl chasing me into the bathroom after I had done something (I don’t remember what) to offend her during gym class. That memory of me cowering in a locked stall...

By Sharon Gartland

Sharon Gartland tells of receiving her doctorate — along with a very personal message from Jesus.

By Sharon Gartland

Sharon Gartland reflects on the challenges and benefits of following the pace Jesus sets for her life.

By Sharon Gartland
As a lecturer in a graduate school program at a major university, I've become pretty comfortable giving out grades...
By Sharon Gartland

Sharon Gartland finds hope hiring a woman to help her with housework and does not miss the spiritual analogy.

By Sharon Gartland

Sharon Gartland, National Director of InterVarsity’s Women in the Academy & Professions ministry, bids goodbye as she takes a new position.

By Sharon Gartland

Sharon Gartland encourages us to be willing to listen well and process communally in this election year.

By Sharon Gartland

Calling advent “a very female season,” Sharon Gartland considers how we hear and respond to God’s invitations.

By Sharon Gartland

Is what you’ve done good enough? What do you do when you feel all your hard work has been for nothing?

By Sharon Gartland
Sharon Gartland connects readers with compelling presentations from Urbana '09.
By Sharon Gartland

Sharon Gartland speaks to the struggle of submitting to the less-than-perfect leaders in our lives.

By Sharon Gartland

Sharon Gartland guides us in the ancient practice of Lectio Divina to use in our advent Scripture readings.