The Status of Women in Academic Publishing

Katya Covrett

Before the pandemic started, in January 2020, I sat down to talk with Katya Covrett, executive editor for Zondervan Academic, to discuss the status of women in academic publishing for our new podcast, “The Stone Chapel.” Katya has been at the center of recent discussions on the status quo and what she at Zondervan is doing to engage more women in academic publishing. While it is an issue across many fields, it is prominent in fields that touch in and around the mission of Zondervan academic. Though it has been a male-dominated enterprise, Katya has a strategy.

To hear the podcast click here.

The Stone Chapel is a podcast of the friends and staff of the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, Texas.  It is hosted by Dr. David Capes, Senior Research Fellow at the library and former faculty member at Houston Baptist University and Wheaton College.  The purpose of the podcast is to bring to our audience great conversations from the world’s leading experts in theology, biblical studies, archaeology, Church history, the Dead Sea Scrolls, ethics, ministry, and a host of other topics close to the mission of the library.

The Lanier Theological Library is a magnet for scholars, church leaders and influencers.  For the last ten years, it has welcomed hundreds of academics and church leaders from across the globe for public lectures, study, panel discussions, consultations, and encouragement.

These podcasts as well as the Lanier library and the Stone Chapel are generously underwritten by Mark and Becky Lanier and the Lanier Theological Library Foundation.  If you have questions or comments, please be in touch: Email david.capes@lanierlibrary.org

From Russia to Zondervan Academic

Katya Covrett

Katya Covrett, executive editor for Zondervan Academic, talks about her journey from Russia to Bible College translator to graduate student to become the face of Zondervan Academic.  She discussed the history and unique mission of the press.  She offers good advice for how to get published and avoid the mistakes authors make.   

To listen to the podcast (about 20 minutes), “The Stone Chapel,” click here.

The Stone Chapel is a podcast of the friends and staff of the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, Texas.  It is hosted by Dr. David Capes, Senior Research Fellow at the library and former faculty member at Houston Baptist University and Wheaton College.  The purpose of the podcast is to bring to our audience great conversations from the world’s leading experts in theology, biblical studies, archaeology, Church history, the Dead Sea Scrolls, ethics, ministry, and a host of other topics close to the mission of the library.

The Lanier Theological Library is a magnet for scholars, church leaders and influencers.  For the last ten years, it has welcomed hundreds of academics and church leaders from across the globe for public lectures, study, panel discussions, consultations, and encouragement.

These podcasts as well as the Lanier library and the Stone Chapel are generously underwritten by Mark and Becky Lanier and the Lanier Theological Library Foundation.  If you have questions or comments, please be in touch: Email david.capes@lanierlibrary.org