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 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 to the United Nations (2002 and 2003).  Her book, Children at Risk, was released by Transaction Publishers, the publisher of record for social science research.  She is a weekly columnist and a popular speaker at national and international events.

Elizabeth Marquardt is vice president for family studies and director of the Center for Marriage and Families at the Institute for American Values in New York City. She is the author of Between Two Worlds: The Inner Lives of Children of Divorce. The book was reviewed or featured in Newsweek, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and numerous other publications. Marquardt is co-investigator of a national study, “Hooking Up, Hanging Out, and Hoping for Mr. Right: College Women on Dating and Mating Today.” A next report, “My Daddy’s Name is Donor,” based on a large representative sample of adult offspring of sperm donors, will be released in April 2010. She blogs at www.familyscholars.org.

Dr. Jeremy Beer, PhD is a founding partner at American Philanthropic, LLC, a consultancy and services firm that works with charitable foundations and nonprofit organizations; co-founder of an online magazine and blog called Front Porch Republic; and a contributing editor to The American Conservative. He was formerly vice president of publications at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, where he served as editor in chief of the institute’s award-winning press, ISI Books. Jeremy has published dozens of essays and articles in various periodicals, including First Things, Touchstone, and the Utne Reader. He was the coeditor of American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia. He has spoken on topics related to culture, modernity, and religion at Georgetown University, Calvin College, national meetings of the American Political Science Association, and elsewhere. Jeremy holds a doctorate in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.

Francis Phillips reads English at Cambridge University, has eight children, spent some years as a research assistant on the Gladstone Diaries, then edited a quarterly Catholic newspaper. She is now a freelance journalist for Catholic publications.

Mitch Muncy is executive director of the Alexander Hamilton Society. Previously, he served as chief operating officer of the Institute for American Values and executive vice president of Spence Publishing Company. A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Dallas, he has held fellowships at the Claremont Institute and the Russell Kirk Center. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with his wife and six children.

Bill Duncan is the director of the Marriage Law Foundation, a non-profit legal organization defending marriage as the union of a man and a woman. He has previously served as acting director of the Marriage Law Project at the Catholic University of America and as a visiting professor at the Brigham Young University Law School.”

Michael Cook is editor of the on-line magazines MercatorNet, whose focus is human dignity, and BioEdge, whose focus is bioethics news. He works out of Sydney, Australia.

Maggie Gallagher is the founder and president of the National Organization for Marriage, a nationally syndicated columnist and the author of three books on marriage including “The Case for Marriage.”

Michael J. New, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Alabama. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Dartmouth College, Dr. New received a masters degree in statistics and a doctorate in political science from Stanford University in 2002. Dr. New worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Harvard-MIT Data Center. Dr. New’s academic writings have appeared in such journals as State Politics and Policy Quarterly and Public Choice. He has published policy studies at the Heritage Foundation and the Cato Institute. Dr. New has also had articles and editorials appear in a number of publications including Investor’s Business Daily, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Weekly Standard, National Review, National Review Online, and the New York Post.

Carolyn Moynihan is the deputy editor of www.mercatornet.com and editor of its Family Edge blog. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand.

Louise Kirk is married with four children and fits her activities around that central role. She graduated in history from Oxford University and, after ten years in London in various administrative roles, including editing the Proceedings of the British Academy, she moved with her husband to Derbyshire. Together they have always taken an interest in promoting strong family life. She trained as a teacher of Natural Family Planning, has given talks, written articles and produced one small book. She is on the committee of Full Time Mothers and is currently co-ordinating the introduction into England of Alive to the World, a new PSHE and Sex Education programme based on marriage and good character formation.

Lynn D. Wardle is a Professor of Law at Brigham Young University.  A graduate of BYU and Duke University Law School, he was law clerk to U.S. District Judge John Sirica (1974-75, during the “Watergate” cover-up case). He practiced law in Phoenix, Arizona, and has taught Family Law at the BYU Law School since 1978. Professor Wardle has been a visiting professor or lecturer at law schools in the U.S. and abroad.  He is an author or editor of 10 books and over 100 articles and chapters, most dealing with family law or biomedical law issues.  He has been President, Secretary-General, and now an Executive Council member of the International Society of Family Law. He is a member of the American Law Institute and serves on the Boards of Directors or Advisory Boards of national and international legal publications, and other professional and scholarly law reform associations.  In recent years, Professor Wardle has testified before congressional and state legislative committees about family law issues, and has presented papers, lectured, or debated against same-sex marriage and related topics.

Rick Santorum was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1990. From 1995 through 2007, Rick served in the United States Senate. Rick penned the 2005 New York Times Best Seller “It Takes a Family.”  Rick is now a Senior Fellow at The Ethics and Public Policy Center, the Friday host of Bill Bennett’s ‘Morning in America’ nationally-syndicated radio program, a contributor on the Fox News Channel, and a columnist with The Philadelphia Inquirer.  Rick and his wife Karen are the proud parents of seven children.

Helen Alvare, J.D. is Senior Fellow in Law at the Culture of Life Foundation and is an Associate Professor of Law at the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. There she teaches and publishes in the areas of property law, family law, and Catholic social thought. From 2000 to Spring 2008, Professor Alvare taught at the Catholic University Columbus School of Law.  Professor Alvare also lectures widely in the United States and Europe on matters concerning marriage, family and respect for human life. She is a consultant to ABC News and to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Marriage and Pro-Life Committees.  In 2008, Pope Benedict XVI named Professor Alvare a Consultor to the Pontifical Council for the Laity.

Thomas Spence is president and publisher of Spence Publishing Company and the director of Spence Media. After graduating from Dartmouth College, he earned a law degree from the University of Chicago and a master’s in history from Harvard. He was editor in chief at WRS Publishing before founding Spence Publishing in 1996. He has been featured in Publishers Weekly, the Boston Globe, the Dartmouth Review, Insight, and the Washington Times and has written for the Dallas Morning News and the American Enterprise.

Dr. Trayce L. Hansen is a licensed psychologist with a clinical and forensic practice. She received her Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego, in 1997. Dr. Hansen’s professional experience is varied and includes work in multiple clinical as well as forensic settings. She is particularly interested in issues related to marriage, parenting, male/female differences, and homosexuality. Dr. Hansen has extensively reviewed the research literature in these areas and occasionally writes commentaries based on her findings that have been published worldwide. She has been heard on local and national radio and interviewed by the web and print media. Dr. Hansen also consults on legal cases and has testified in both deposition and court hearings related to her professional expertise.

Lines That Divide associate producer, Jennifer Lahl, is founder and national director of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. Lahl’s’ writings have appeared in various publications including the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News and the American Journal of Bioethics. As a field expert she is routinely interviewed on radio and television including ABC, CBC, PBS and NPR and called upon to speak alongside lawmakers and members of the scientific community. She is founding director of Every Woman First and serves on the North American Editorial Board for Ethics and Medicine as well as Board of Reference for Joni Eareckson Tada’s Institute on Disability.

Douglas Allen has been with the department of economics at SFU since 1990 and is now a Burnaby Mountain Professor of Economics. His research includes how exchange and production takes place in the context of “positive transaction costs.” This has led him to study the family (marriage and divorce, child support guidelines, the life-cycle demand for sex, and same sex marriage), the farm, and history. Professor Allen is the author of two popular undergraduate microeconomic theory textbooks.

Tom O’Gorman is a researcher with the Iona Institute, Ireland’s premier pro-marriage organization. He has been published in national papers, the Irish Times and the Irish Mail on Sunday, as well as a number of national and UK Catholic publications, including the Voice, the Irish Catholic, the Word Magazine and the Universe. He also writes regularly for Ireland’s leading Catholic news website, ciNews.ie.

Scott Orson Card’s deep reading of the Great Books has yielded an impressively well grounded oeuvre. He is the author of the Ender series, which includes Ender’s Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, and Children of the Mind; the Shadow series (Ender’s Shadow, Shadow of the Hegemon, Shadow Puppets, and Shadow of the Giant), and many other science fiction novels. He also writes works of “contemporary fantasy” such as Magic Street, Enchantment, and Lost Boys, American frontier fantasies such as The Seventh Son (and the rest of its series), and Biblical novels such as Stone Tables and Rachel and Leah. Card also includes poetry and many plays in his portfolio.

Along with his writing, Card also directs plays occasionally and teaches classes and workshops. He is currently working as a professor of writing and literature at Southern Virginia University, a private LDS college in Buena Vista, VA. He has won several awards for his work, including the John W. Campbell Award for best new writer (from the World Science Fiction Convention) in 1978 and the Hugo and Nebula awards for Ender’s Game and its sequel Speaker for the Dead in 1986 and 1987.

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2 Responses to “Meet the Judges for the Call for Papers Contest”

  1. Matt says:

    I believe it’s “Orson Scott Card.”

  2. Really enjoyed this blog.Really looking forward to read more. Will read on…