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.
Abigail Zimmer

Abigail Zimmer considers the worth of investing time and money into a hard and possibly obscure career.

Lisa Clark Diller

Lisa Clark Diller describes the actions she took to get the mentoring she needed as a new professor.

Deborah Haarsma

Professor Deborah Haarsma shares some of her favorite astronomy photos and considers what they reveal to her as a Christian.

Christena Cleveland

Why do divisions between women exist? Christena Cleveland describes her own experience and a way out.

Amy Julia Becker

High achiever Amy Julia Becker confronts the idea of flawless perfection as an ideal in our culture and in her own life.

Elisa Fryling Stanford

Elisa Fryling Stanford shares a list of recommended fiction and nonfiction books for readers at The Well.

Susanna Childress

What happens when you take time away from your primary field of work? Susanna Childress considers how revitalizing it can be.

Carmen Imes

PhD student Carmen Imes describes her own plan for getting summer work done.

Christine Jeske

Chrissy Jeske promised to report back on her effort to create margins in her life. How did she do?

Lorita Boyle

Finding the right church can be a struggle after experiencing close grad school fellowships.