Visiting Assistant Professor of Theology

Dr. Gwen Adams holds a British research PhD degree from Liverpool Hope University and the Maryvale Institute and an MA in Catholic Studies from the University of St. Thomas, MN. She is experienced in a number of apostolic and academic endeavors, having served as a youth minister, farm intern, diocesan marriage tribunal advocate, mentor of Catholic undergraduate households, and teacher on the middle-school, high-school, undergraduate, and graduate levels.

Dr. Adams has presented at the Center for Ethics and Culture Conference (University of Notre Dame), the Symposium on Advancing the New Evangelization (Benedictine College), the Diocese of Burlington, the Diocese of Superior, and other locations around the country. She has written for the Church Life Journal, Faith and Culture, The St. Austin Review, and Vianney Vocations. She is a contributing author to Why Believe?, the Augustine Institute’s high-school apologetics curriculum and is completing her first book, relating interview-based stories of successful American priest and lay apostolates since Vatican II (forthcoming, Augustine Institute Press).

Dr. Adams is the founder of Bardstreet (www.bardstreet.com), a creative workshop hosting the annual Come Away and Rest Awhile Retreat for educators and producing youth and young adult theater, including Puss-in-Boots and The Taming of the Shrew (2019)