Sowing the Seed is a social media magazine for teacher-scholars that models enriched conversation on the issues too important not to talk about. Contributors come from across the humanities and social sciences, sharing their insights in the interest of making the academic far less academic.

Richard-Newton PictureRichard Newton, PhD, Curator of Sowing the Seed. Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Elizabethtown College.

Maya Aphornsuvan, Former Production Assistant and Guest Contributor. Political Science and Religious Studies double major, Elizabethtown College ’18.

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Andie Alexander, Guest Contributor, Identity construction and politics of classification, Emory University’s Graduate Division of Religion.


Miriam Balasundram, Guest Contributor. Biology: Pre-Medicine major. Elizabethtown College ’17.

lloyd-barbaLloyd Barba, PhD, Guest Contributor. C3 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Latina/o Studies and Religion. Williams College.

0WTHboUw_400x400E. Rider Brandau, Guest Contributor. Religious Studies major, Elizabethtown College ’19.

jennifer-bird-by-jessica-johnsonJennifer Grace Bird, PhD, Guest Contributor. Independent Scholar and Featured Blogger at The Huffington Post.

Dan ChenDan Chen, PhD, Guest Contributor. Assistant Professor of Political Science and Asian Studies, Elizabethtown College.

hanna ciocco head shotHannah Ciocco, Guest Contributor. History major, Art History –Religious Studies.Elizabethtown College ’19.

Garrett_Clark.pngGarrett Clark, Guest Contributor. Political Science and Religious Studies double major, Peace and Conflict Studies minor, Elizabethtown College ’16.

Ray Cotolo-headshotRay Cotolo, Guest Contributor. Mass Communications major with a concentration in Media Production, Elizabethtown College ’20.

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Matthew J. Cressler, PhD, Guest Contributor. Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, College of Charleston.

Crews headshotEmily D. Crews, PhDc, Guest contributor. University of Chicago Divinity School.

tinyMadi Dodge, Guest Contributor. Communications major– Mass (communications concentration). Elizabethtown College ’17.

dominguezIsrael Dominguez, Guest Contributor. Decolonization in U.S. and Mexico Borderlands Religious Traditions. University of Colorado-Boulder’s Department of Religious Studies (MA program). 

resized_5914c4a29ceeeMaddie Downs, Guest Contributor. Political Science major (environmental studies concentration). Williams College ’18. 

Emily EgolfEmily Egolf, Guest Contributor. Business Administration major (management concentration), Human Services minor. Elizabethtown College ’19.

Sam EppsSam Epps, Guest Contributor. Business Administration – Interfaith leadership Studies double major. Elizabethtown College ’19.

Kirsten Head shotKirsten Gerdes, PhDc, Guest Contributor. Senior Adjunct Professor at Azusa Pacific University and Adjunct Professor at California Lutheran University.

Megan GoodwinMegan Goodwin, PhD, Guest Contributor. Visiting Scholar of Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Northeastern University.

resized_5914c30ed87f1.jpg Jordan House, Guest Contributor. Religion Studies, Baker University.

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Shayda Kafai, PhD, Guest Contributor. Lecturer in Ethnic and Women’s Studies, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

AnushkaSKAnushka Katakaneni, Guest Contributor. Biotechnology major and a Religious Studies minor. Elizabethtown College ’18.

jessica-loving-picJessica Loving, Guest Contributor. Japanese Language and Biology minor, Elizabethtown College ’18.

picture Matt KuraskaMatthew Kuraska, Guest Contributor. English-Professional Writing major, Computer Science and Sociology minor, Elizabethtown College ’16.

0Luke Mackey, 2nd Production Assistant. Master of Public Policy, Interfaith Leadership Studies major, Communications and Business Administration double minor, Elizabethtown College ’17, ’18.

rsz_newto-twila-editTwila McAdams, Guest Contributor. Social Work major, Religious Studies minor, Elizabethtown College ’18.

Brady Morgan-HeadshotBrady Morgan, Guest Contributor. Biology: Pre-Medicine major, Elizabethtown College ’19.

Sam Mundorff-headshot.jpgSamantha Mundorff, Guest Contributor. Biology major, Religious Studies  minor, Elizabethtown College ’16.

Emily OverfieldEmily Overfield, Guest Contributor. Math major, Data Analytics minor, Elizabethtown College ’18.

Nicholaus Pumphrey Nicholaus Pumphrey, Guest Contributor. Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Curator of the Quayle Bible Collection, Baker University.

Samantha H. Poremba, Guest Contributor.  Sociology-Anthropology major with minors in both Women & Gender Studies and Peace & Conflict Studies, Elizabethtown College

Samantha H. Poremba, Guest Contributor. Sociology-Anthropology major, Women & Gender Studies/Peace & Conflict Studies (double minor), Elizabethtown College ’16.

Amanda Robbins Pic Amanada Robbins, Guest Contributor. Sociology-Anthropology and Religious Studies (double major), Elizabethtown College ’17.

Abby Sanders-picAbby Sanders, Guest Contributor. Psychology and Occupational Therapy (double major), Spanish minor. Elizabethtown College ‘18.

finallyMarlee Schwalm, Guest Contributor. Allied Health Biology major and Religious Studies minor, Elizabethtown College ’18.

Shorner-Johnson-KevinKevin Shorner-Johnson, PhD. Guest Contributor. Assistant Professor and Director of the Music Education Program, Elizabethtown College.

Emily Soltys-Headshot Emily Soltys, Guest Contributor. Sociology-Anthropology and English (double major), Elizabethtown College ’17.

IMG_4130Elise Stendal, Guest Contributor. Psychology major, Elizabethtown College ’21.

14826314_10210849492212710_1811045465_nBrad Stoddard, PhD. Guest Contributor. Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, McDaniel College.

ekaputra-tupamahu-headshotEkaputra Tupamahu, PhDc. Guest Contributor. Vanderbilt University.

file-e1508287984991.jpeg Mary Tusten, Guest Contributor. Religion Studies, Baker University.