Christian Scholar’s Review is pleased to announce the appointment of Margaret Diddams as Editor. As of Monday, August, 17, 2020, Diddams will oversee the print journal’s commitment to serving as a premier outlet for Christian scholarship.   

Diddams recently retired as Provost of Wheaton College, where she championed faith and learning scholarship. On her retirement, Wheaton recognized that commitment by establishing the Margaret Diddams Annual Lecture on Faith and Learning. An industrial/organizational psychologist, her research has focused on how Christian faith can shape work ideology. Diddams has published in Christian Scholar’s Review as well as serving on the editorial boards for and publishing in The Journal of Psychology and Theology and The Journal of Management, Spirituality, and Religion.

In response to the appointment, Timothy Larsen, the McManis Professor of Christian Thought at Wheaton College, claimed, “Margaret Diddams is an experienced, gifted, eminent leader in Christian higher education. She is passionately and thoughtfully committed to rigorous, Christian thinking across the disciplines and to the true, full integration of faith and learning. This appointment is a real coup for Christian Scholar’s Review. I look forward eagerly to reading the outstanding Christian scholarship that will be published in the journal under her leadership.”

A member of the search committee, Carissa Turner Smith (Charleston Southern University) shared, “Margaret Diddams combines academic and theological rigor with a commitment to mentoring Christian scholars, in order to help them produce their best possible work. She has long been an avid supporter of Christian Scholar’s Review, and she understands its mission and audience exceptionally well.” 

Another member of the search committee, Michelle Stinson (Simpson University), offered, “It is a delight to welcome Margaret as the next editor of Christian Scholar’s Review. She brings to this position the invaluable experience of a decade of mentoring scholars in the area of faith and learning. Not only does she deeply understand the complex challenges of doing faith integration in higher education, she brings to the task a winsome commitment to excellence in this pursuit.”

Chaired by Todd Ream (Taylor University), the search committee also included Jamie Potter (Houghton College), Steve Oldham (University of Mary Hardin-Baylor), Heather Whitney (Wheaton College), Jerry Pattengale (Indiana Wesleyan University), Perry Glanzer (Baylor University), Dale Soden (Whitworth University), and Todd Steen (Hope College).  


Approaching its 50th anniversary with a circulation of over 5,000, Christian Scholar’s Review is a medium for communication among Christians called to the academic vocation. Its objective is the publication of peer-reviewed scholarship and research, within and across the disciplines, that advances the integration of faith and learning.

Recently, CSR launched a new website and, in the near future, will expand how that site, along with various social media platforms, serve the journal’s audience. The print journal, however, is the foundation for all of those efforts, determining the standards by which Christian scholarship is measured.


For further details, please go to christianscholars.com and/or contact the Publisher for Christian Scholar’s Review, Todd Ream, at todd.ream@taylor.edu.

Todd C. Ream

Taylor University
Todd C. Ream is professor of higher education at Taylor University and a distinguished fellow with the Lumen Research Institute. He is the co-author and co-editor of many books, including, most recently, Restoring the Soul of the University, and contributes to a wide variety of publications including About Campus, Christianity Today, First Things, Gastronomica, Inside Higher Ed, Modern Theology, New Blackfriars, Notre Dame Magazine, The Review of Higher Education, and Teachers College Record.