Lisa Jo Rudy

Theology Expert


M.Div., Harvard University

B.A., Literature, History, and Philosophy, Wesleyan University


  • M.Div., Harvard Divinity School 
  • 30+ years of experience as a writer/researcher for museums, universities, educational publishers, and more


Lisa Jo Rudy is a professional writer with over thirty years of experience creating articles, educational materials, exhibit labels, courses, scripts, and blogs for museums, universities, educational publishers, and non-profit institutions.

During her time at Harvard Divinity School, Lisa served as a ministry intern at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Nashua, New Hampshire, completed a Clinical Pastoral Education program, and worked with the Cambridge Forum, a project of Harvard University and the First Parish Church in Cambridge, MA. 

Lisa is the author of over a dozen books, including a guide for parents of children with autism. She is also the Verywell Autism Expert.


Lisa holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University in Connecticut, where she combined studies in philosophy, literature, and history. She graduated from Harvard Divinity School with a three-year Masters in Divinity. At Harvard, she focused her studies on theology and world religions.

Learn Religions and Dotdash

Our mission at Learn Religions is to help you explore the practices of your own faith, understand your neighbor’s beliefs, and familiarize yourself with the world’s major religions — regardless of your own spiritual background.

Learn Religions is part of the Dotdash family.

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