Janice Crouse, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow of the Beverly LaHaye Institute
Janice Shaw Crouse, Ph.D., Senior Fellow at the Beverly LaHaye Institute, the think tank for Concerned Women for America, is a recognized authority on national and international issues. She has debated at the Oxford Union, the world's oldest debating society, and speaks widely on a variety of topics, including cultural, family, 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. She has twice served the President as an official delegate the United Nations (2002 and 2003). Her book, Children at Risk (2010) and her book, Marriage Matters (2012), were released by Transaction Publishers, the publisher of record for international social science research. She is a weekly columnist and a popular speaker at national and international events. She serves on the boards of Asbury University and the Howard Center; she is chairman of the board for the Institute on Religion and Democracy. She also serves on four national Task Forces and Coalitions on national and international issues: Against Sexual Trafficking, Against Abuse of Women, Promoting Human Rights, and Promoting Religious Freedom.
The National Press Club's compendium of experts describes Dr. Crouse as having "brought insight, keen perception and wisdom to domestic, family, political and women's issues since the early 1990s as a Presidential speechwriter for Bush 41, United Nations delegate, think tank fellow, television commentator, speaker, author and columnist. Her common sense, refreshing honesty and intriguing perspective on cultural and political issues expose spin to reveal truth in a way that has earned respect and made her a popular cultural analyst. Known for applying her strong intellect and articulating her solid faith with candor and humor, she is a conservative leader who appeals across ideological and religious barriers."
During the first Bush Administration, she was a Presidential Speech Writer, authoring major presidential policy addresses. She writes a weekly column for Townhall.com, American Thinker, The Washington Times, the American Spectator and HumanEvents.com. Her opinion editorials and columns 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 frequently a guest lecturer on college campuses -- including Princeton, Harvard, Tulane, Erskine, Cedarville, Messiah, American, Asbury, and Georgetown. She speaks often at the United Nations and at international conventions like the World Congress of Families in Geneva, Mexico City, Warsaw, Amsterdam and Madrid. She was a featured speaker at the commemoration of the International Year of the Family in Kuala, Lumpur, at pro-family events in Canada, Trinidad, England, Russia and at the World Evangelical Fellowship in Cyprus where she spoke about "The Church's Response to Violence Against Women." She is author of Gaining Ground: A Profile of American Women in the Twentieth Century, Children at Risk and Marriage Matters. The book that she co-authored, "A Different Kind of Strength," was a Conservative Book of the Month selection in 2000 and has been printed in four foreign editions. Two paperback versions were released: A Woman's Path to True Significance and The Strength of a Godly Woman. The three-volume compendium, "The Family in the New Millennium," includes a chapter by Dr. Crouse. She is featured in several book chapters and in a 10-page feature in The Public Eye.
Dr. Crouse was selected to launch CWA's think tank, the Beverly LaHaye Institute, in May 1999 in recognition of the need for a conservative organization devoted to conducting quality research on contemporary issues. Before BLI, Dr. Crouse was President of Crouse Communications, a public relations and political analysis firm serving organizations in the United States and throughout the world. Dr. Crouse also directed the work of the Ecumenical Coalition on Women and Society, a project of the Institute on Religion and Democracy.
Previously, Dr. Crouse was Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Taylor University where she directed the work of a 94-member faculty. She was formerly Professor and Debate Coach at Asbury College and at Ball State University where she was selected as a mentor teacher and her debate team was ranked in the top ten nationally. She received a National Community Leadership Award and Woman of the Year Award from the United States Chamber of Commerce. She is listed in Who's Who Among American Women. 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.
ISSUES: family and children, marriage, religion and public life, abstinence and out-of-wedlock births, the presidency, faith-based and volunteer initiatives, poverty and dependence, human rights, sex trafficking, United Nations, women's issues, welfare reform.
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