Whitney Hopler

Religion Expert


B.A., English, George Mason University


  • Author of the nonfiction book "Wake Up to Wonder."
  • Communications director for the Center for Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University


Whitney Hopler is a writer, editor, and website developer. She previously served as the religion editor for the Times Community Newspapers, where she covered stories about diverse faith communities. She has also been an editor at Crosswalk.com and The Salvation Army’s national magazines. Hopler's writing has been published by The Washington Post, Thrive Global, and Guideposts, among other outlets. She writes about faith (including angels and miracles) in her book Wake Up to Wonder and its namesake blog on her website. Hopler is currently the communications director for the  Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University. 


Hopler holds a B.A. in English from George Mason University, where she graduated with honors. She is also certified as a professional technical communicator from the Society for Technical Communications.

Learn Religions and Dotdash

Our mission at Learn Religions is to help you explore the practices of your own faith, understand your neighbor’s beliefs, and familiarize yourself with the world’s major religions — regardless of your own spiritual background.

Learn Religions is part of the Dotdash family.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

Read more from Whitney Hopler