Faculty and Staff

Gwen Adams, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theology


Gwen Adams earned a B.A. in History from Christendom College, an M.A. in Catholic Studies from the University of St. Thomas, and a Ph.D. in Theology from Liverpool Hope University.

Dr. Adams is a writer and playwright, teacher and speaker. She has worked in parish, diocesan, middle-school, high-school, undergraduate, and graduate settings, teaching history and literature and directing plays including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Winter’s Tale, Uncle Vanya, and Life Is a Dream.

She has taught several classes at the Augustine Institute, including Conscience, Truth, and Charity: Social Teaching of Benedict XVI, Catholic Education, and Reform, Renewal, and the Lay Faithful. Dr. Adams is the author of By an Unexpected Way: Stories of the New Evangelization (Augustine Institute, 2019) and the founder of Bardstreet.com, offering new plays and youth and young adult theater.


  • PhD Theology, Maryvale Institute/Liverpool Hope University (2016)
  • MA Catholic Studies, University of St. Thomas (2007)
  • BA History, Christendom College (2001)


  • The Creed
  • Discipleship and Christian Life
  • Leadership for the New Evangelization
  • Catholic Education
  • Conscience, Truth, and Charity: Social Teaching of Benedict XVI
  • The New Evangelization and Culture
  • Reform, Renewal, and the Lay Faithful
The Augustine Institute Graduate School is committed to the pursuit of wisdom in service of Catholic mission. All of our academic programs therefore seek, first, to allow students to make their own “all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col. 2:3), which are found in Christ and passed down in the Sacred Tradition of the Catholic Church. Second, our programs prepare students to hand these treasures on to others effectively through evangelization and catechesis.