Senior Fellow – The Beverly LaHaye Institute, Concerned Women for America, Former Academic Dean, Debate Coach, Professor of Rhetoric
Janice Shaw Crouse, Ph.D., senior fellow at the Beverly LaHaye Institute, 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. She has twice served the President as an official delegate the United Nations (2002 and 2003).
She is frequently a 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, and Geneva. She was a major speaker at the concluding plenary session at the World Congress of Families V in Amsterdam in August 2009. She was a featured speaker at the commemoration of the International Year of the Family in Kuala, Lumpur and at the World Evangelical Fellowship in Cyprus where she spoke about “The Church’s Response to Violence Against Women.”
Previously, Dr. Crouse was associate vice president for Academic Affairs at Taylor. 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.
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 and simultaneously serves on the boards of Asbury University, The Howard Center and the Institute on Religion and Democracy. Mrs. Crouse 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 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.