Westar Institute

Institutional Affiliation
Charter Member

Celene Lillie

Institutional Affiliation

Director of Adult Education and Spiritual Formation, Adjunct Professor

Dean, Westar Academy Lecturer, University of Colorado Boulder Adjunct Professor, The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology


Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary


Celene Lillie, Ph.D. is a lecturer at the University of Colorado Boulder and an adjunct professor at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. She lectures nationally, most often with the Jesus Seminar, and is the inaugural Dean of the recently launched Westar Academy. Dr. Lillie is the author of The Rape of Eve: The Transformation of Roman Ideology in Three Early Christian Retellings of Genesis, the director of translations for A New New Testament, edited by Hal Taussig, and a co-author of The Thunder Perfect Mind: A New Translation and Introduction.

Academic Appointments

Dean of the Westar Academy.

Professional Service