Anita L. Bradshaw

Adjunct Professor

The Rev. Anita L. Bradshaw, PhD has served as an associate conference minister, a parish pastor and an interim pastor, as well as a consultant and professor. She holds an MDiv and an STM in theological ethics from Yale University and a PhD from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her fields of study were systematic theology and congregational life and leadership.

She is the author of Change and Conflict in Your Congregation (Even If You Hate Both) published by SkyLight Paths Publishing. She has also taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels at several different schools, including Yale University Divinity School, The College of Saint Benedict & Saint John’s University, and Hartford Seminary.

In addition, Anita has been an activist and educator in urban and social justice ministries. In 1999, she was awarded a Coffin-Forsberg Fellowship at Yale Divinity School in recognition of her work in those areas. Aside from her professional interests, she is actively involved in the arts. She was an incorporating board member of Opera Americana and has sung with One Voice Mixed Chorus, as well as serving on their Board of Directors.



PhD, Systematic Theology and Congregational Studies, Luther Seminary
STM, Emphasis in Theological Ethics, Yale University Divinity School
MDiv, Yale University Divinity School
BA, James Madison University


Scholarship and Writing

  • Change and Conflict in Your Congregation (Even If You Hate Both) (SkyLight Paths Publishing, 2015)


Research Interests

  • Congregational and Organizational Leadership
  • Ethics of Leadership
  • Narrative Leadership