In Focus

In Focus articles are thoughtful and practical writings addressing the unique challenges and joys of women in the academy and professions. Topics include those dealing with the academy, professions, relationships, singleness, career decisions, and child-bearing and child-raising in the context of study and work.
Anne Pharr

A professor defends her reasoning behind holding students to high standards of classroom conduct.

an anonymous graduate student

A graduate student shares her story of studying under a toxic adviser and the spiritual truths she learned from the experience.

Debbie Gin

Debbie Gin shares her experience of assembling mentors to advise you in the broad spectrum of your formation.

Debbie Gin

How do you picture a mentor relationship? Debbie Gin offers a few different models to consider when investing time with a mentor.

Laura Meitzner Yoder

Laura Yoder suggests our eating can remind us to live with Christ-minded action in God's world.

an anonymous university staff member

An anonymous university staff member shares her experience of being the spouse of a person with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Amy Reynolds

Amy Reynolds entreats us to consider our buying choices carefully — and holds up Hogwarts fans as an unexpected example.

Corianne Payton Scally

Corianne Payton Scally shares her story of achieving her goal — a tenured position — and then giving it up to pursue her calling.

Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando

Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando invites us into her reflections on the grief she experienced when her father died twenty years ago.

Marcia Bosscher

Marcia Bosscher reports back on her experience with an art-focused learning community in Italy.