Elizabeth Parsons

Parsons

Elizabeth Parsons

Elizabeth Parsons is an educator and development professional with a background in non-profit administration that has included academic, community-based, and artistic endeavors. Raised in a reformed Christian background, she was confirmed in the Anglican tradition as an adult and, in the early 2000s, served as an Episcopal missioner in Zimbabwe and Zambia. Her first book, What Price for Privatization? Cultural Encounter with Development Policy on the Zambiam Copperbelt is forthcoming with Lexington Books. Her main research and teaching interests focus on the intersection of worldviews with international development policymaking and practice. But she is also currently producing a book of edited correspondence between Patty Hathaway Armstrong and Lloyd Cline Sears, faith missions educators who helped shape the vision for Churches of Christ schools in the American midwest and south during the early 1900s. Liz is a lecturer in mission studies at Boston University as well as co-director of contextual education in community contexts.