Will Tant is an OCCA fellow based in the New England area. Prior to his time at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (OCCA), Will was a professional surfer. For over ten years, Will traveled and competed all over the world including Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Central and South America, as well as Europe and the UK. During this period, Will served as an ambassador for a variety of humanitarian causes, most notably SurfAid International. He documented his travels as a TV correspondent and host. He also enjoyed a successful career as an international fashion model.
Will was educated at Columbia University and the University of Oxford. After his surfing career, he studied at Columbia University in New York City where he earned a bachelor’s degree in religious studies and several academic awards, to include Phi Beta Kappa, School of General Studies Honor Society, and the Philolexian Centennial Washington Prize. Following his studies at Columbia, Will earned his master’s degree at Oxford University where he studied Christian ethics. While at Oxford, he completed his training in Christian apologetics at OCCA.
Will is interested in the topics of identity and success, race and reconciliation, ethics and moral reasoning, and human flourishing.