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.

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