Janice Shaw Crouse, Ph.D., Executive Director and Senior Fellow at the Beverly LaHaye Institute, the think tank for Concerned Women for America, is a recognized authority on national and international cultural, children’s and women’s concerns, including sex trafficking, the United Nations, and U.S. domestic issues. Alongside Chuck Colson as Man of the Year, she was the Centers for Decency 2008 Woman of the Year. Alongside Ignacio Asuaga as Man of the Year, she was Woman of the Year for the international World Congress of Families 2012. She has twice served the president as an official delegate to the United Nations (2002 and 2003). Her books, Children at Risk (2010) and Marriage Matters (2012), were released by Transaction Publishers, the publisher of record for international social science research. She is a weekly columnist, political commentator, and a popular speaker at national and international events.
Dr. Crouse serves on the board of The Howard Center and is Chair of the Board for the Institute on Religion and Democracy. She is on the Board of Advisers for the Christian Film and Television Commission and the International End Demand Coalition. The Heritage Foundation nominated her for the 2003 Bradley Prize for her influence on contemporary issues. She received an “Abolitionist” award from the U.S. State Department for her work to end sex trafficking and a “Global International Leadership Award” from the Leadership Institute.
During the first Bush Administration, she served as Presidential Speech Writer. She writes a weekly column for Townhall.com, American Thinker, The Washington Times, the American Spectator and HumanEvents.com. Her articles appear in major newspapers across the nation, as well as in journals and magazines — including the Washington Post and the USA Today. She appears on all the major television networks — ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX News, C-SPAN, MSNBC, and CNN — as a commentator on contemporary events and as an expert on domestic issues. She has been featured in numerous publications, including Congressional Quarterly, Christianity Today, and Public Eye. She has authored scholarly and think-tank publications and Congressional Testimony. She is a frequent guest lecturer on college campuses — including most recently Princeton, Harvard, Tulane, Erskine, Asbury, and Georgetown — and at United Nations-related conventions like the World Congress of Families in Amsterdam, Warsaw, Mexico City, Geneva, Amsterdam, Trinidad, Moscow, and Sydney.
ISSUES: Family and children, marriage, fiscal crisis, religion and public life, the Affordable Care Act, abstinence and out-of-wedlock births, religious liberty, the presidency, faith-based and volunteer initiatives, poverty and dependence, human rights, sex trafficking, United Nations, women's issues, welfare reform.