Holly Ordway, PhD

Holly Ordway


Office Address: ATWD I 214
Phone: (281) 649-3664

Director, Master of Arts in Apologetics
Professor of English


  • BA in English, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • MA in English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MA in Christian Apologetics, Biola University
  • PhD in English, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Courses Taught

  • Apologetics Research and Writing
  • Medieval Culture and Philosophy
  • Modern and Post-Modern Culture

Teaching Focus

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: A Rational Academic Finds a Radical Faith" (Moody, 2010) and is working on a book on literary apologetics. She is also a contributor to the Christian Research Journal, and blogs on literature, culture, and apologetics at Hieropraxis.com.

Additional Information

Dr. Ordway is a member of the Evangelical Philosophical Association and the Conference for Christianity in Literature. She is also a poet, and fenced sabre competitively for nearly twenty years.