Holly Ordway, PhD
Director, Master of Arts in Apologetics - Cultural Track
Professor of English
PhD, English, University of Massachusetts Amherst
MA, Christian Apologetics, Biola University
MA, English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BA, English, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Apologetics Research and Writing
Medieval Culture and Philosophy
Modern and Post-Modern Culture
Creative Writing and Apologetics
Cultural and imaginative apologetics, specifically literary apologetics, with special attention to the intersection of reason and imagination; poetry; and the works of C.S. Lewis.
Dr Ordway is the author of Not God’s Type: An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms
(Ignatius Press, 2014) and is a published poet.
Dr Ordway's academic work focuses on imaginative apologetics and on the writings of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams. She is the Charles Williams Subject Editor for the Journal of Inklings Studies
, and is currently working on a book on Tolkien and modern fantasy. Her favorite poet is Gerard Manley Hopkins, and she considers a good cup of coffee to be one of life’s great pleasures.
Her personal website is hieropraxis.com
. You can also find her on Facebook or Twitter (@hollyordway)