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Susan Harris Howell

Susan Harris Howell is a professor of psychology at Campbellsville University in Kentucky. She has published extensively on gendered socialization and its impact for women within their families, society, and the church. You can connect with Susan through her website, susanharrishowell.com.

Susan and her husband Dwayne have volunteered with CBE, effortlessly leading community workshops, writing journal articles and strategizing an “egalitarian climate-change” at Campbellsville University—where they serve. The Howell’s established a CBE Lecture Series at Campbellsvile that holds annual lectures and chapel addresses by known leaders of biblical gender equality. Susan and Dwayne also helped establish a CBE chapter on campus. The impact of their egalitarian advocacy resulted in a bold and costly challenge to the forceful tide of complementarians in their culture and the Kentucky Baptist Convention, an event that made rapid news in Baptist circles and beyond.

The Howells continue to mentor young people, encouraging them to use their gifts despite their age, gender or ethnicity. They bring students to CBE events and have developed courses and lectures that explore the biblical and psychological data on biblical gender equality, topics on which they have also published widely. In 2017, CBE celebrated the Howells’ work by awarding them a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Resources By This Author

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | August 24, 2022

The Desk: Four Lessons to Help Women Tackle the Impossible

Audio | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | August 2, 2019

Building Confidence in Your Calling: Overcoming the Inner Critic

Academic Article | Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | October 31, 2018

Marriage Ideology and Decision-Making

Academic Article | Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | October 31, 2018

The Experiences of Women in Church and Denominational Leadership

Academic Article | Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | October 31, 2018

Christian Women’s Beliefs on Female Subordination and Male Authority

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | June 8, 2016

The Meddling Mother

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | June 5, 2016

Male Agency and Female Communion

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | May 16, 2016

Parenting: Learned Behavior Or Instinct?

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | May 4, 2016

My Journey Into Egalitarianism

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | August 19, 2015

Equal, But…

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | August 17, 2015

Compliments

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | August 14, 2015

The Girls’ Area

Academic Article | Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | July 31, 2015

Will Gender Equality Be Achieved?

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | September 24, 2014

Family’s Influence

Academic Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | July 29, 2014

Our Dual-Career Family

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | July 19, 2014

A Rose by Any Other Name…

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | June 25, 2014

The Workaholic Mom?

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | March 5, 2014

Masculinity: An Egalitarian’s Thoughts

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | March 2, 2014

Power and the Brain

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | February 26, 2014

Right Answers, Wrong Questions

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | February 16, 2014

Advantages and Disadvantages

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | September 17, 2013

Self-Concept

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | August 11, 2013

Can Girls Be Smart and Popular?

Audio | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | August 1, 2013

Gendered Language Development: Differences and Consequences

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | July 13, 2013

The Wizard of Oz: A Counter-Cultural Tale

Book Review | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | May 1, 2013

Book Review: The Tie That Binds: A Marriage Revolution of Love

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | November 18, 2012

I Have Confidence! (I Think)

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | October 2, 2012

A Move Toward Egalitarian Decision Making

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | September 19, 2012

Androgyny

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | September 5, 2012

Praising Achievement: Strategies for Developing Your Children’s Confidence

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | August 22, 2012

Breaking the Rules

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | August 1, 2012

Seeking Help

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | July 25, 2012

Habituation: Blindness to the Familiar

Academic Article | Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | April 30, 2010

Gender Differences

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | March 5, 2007

Equality 101