Elizabeth Grace Matthew is a freelance writer focusing on culture, politics, and religion. Her work has appeared in The Hill, America Magazine, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Before turning to writing full-time, she spent more than a decade in higher education, where she taught Business Communication, Organizational Writing, Leadership and Communication, and English. She holds a bachelor's in English from The University of Pennsylvania, a master's in English from Penn State, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from St. Joseph's University. She lives in the Philadelphia area with her husband and three children.