Michael Ward is Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, Professor in Apologetics at Houston Baptist University, and Director of the C.S. Lewis Centre in Oxford, England. He is former Chaplain of St. Peter's College at Oxford University and former Chaplain of Peterhouse at Cambridge University. Dr. Ward studied English at Oxford University and theology at Cambridge University, and he received his Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. His books include Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis, Heresies and How to Avoid Them: Why it Matters What Christians Believe, and the Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis. Planet Narnia forms the basis for the BBC documentary, The Narnia Code, co-sponsored by the C.S. Lewis Society of California.
Dr. Ward has also served as Resident Warden of The Kilns, C.S. Lewiss Oxford home, copy editor at Lion Hudson, officer of the Oxford University Lewis Society, and an actor in such films as Richard Attenborough's Shadowlands and the James Bond movie, The World Is Not Enough. He is a Member of the Steering Committee of the Wade Center at Wheaton College and the Board of Advisors for the C.S. Lewis Society of California.
His articles and reviews have appeared in such publications as Touchstone, Christian Research Journal, Books & Culture, Harvard Ichthus, Christianity Today, Science and Christian Belief, Times Literary Supplement, Seven: An Anglo-American Literary Review, Themelios, The Mars Hill Review, Theology, Church Times, Seven: An Anglo-American Literary Review, New York Sun, and San Francisco Chronicle.