Carolyn Weber


An award-winning author and professor, Dr. Carolyn Weber holds her Honours BA from the University of Western Ontario, Canada and her masters and doctorate degrees in Romantic literature from Oxford University, England. A Commonwealth Scholar, she was the first female dean of St. Peter’s College, Oxford University. After relocating to the States, Carolyn has been an associate professor at the University of San Francisco, Seattle University, and Westmont College. Carolyn speaks regularly on the intersections of faith, literature and culture at campuses, churches and organizations ranging from Billy Graham’s Cove to national and international conferences. She has been a guest on numerous radio and television shows, such as 100 Huntley St., Context with Lorna Dueck, and Family Life, and teaches across a wide range of venues, from the classroom to retreats, workshops and invited lecture series. Her critically acclaimed memoirs Surprised by Oxford (Thomas Nelson) and Holy is the Day (InterVarsity Press) were both shortlisted for the Grace Irwin Prize, the largest award for Christian writing in Canada: Surprised by Oxford received this award in 2014. A poet, essayist and featured contributor to such publications as Faith Today, Carolyn also delights in writing children’s literature. Carolyn currently lives in her hometown of London, Canada, with her husband and four spirited children. 

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