People

Who we Are

In Chapter 53:1 of the Rule of Saint Benedict, he writes: “All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ, for he himself will say: ‘I was a stranger and you welcomed me’ (Matt 25:35).” At Saint Vincent Seminary, our faculty members, administrators and support staff members take this to heart. The quote is even inscribed in glass, along with the Benedictine medal, above the door on the porch of Leander Hall, one of our Seminary residence halls. Get to know our faculty and staff members and the people who work at Saint Vincent Seminary by navigating the links at left.

Administration

Very Rev. Edward Mazich, O.S.B.

Rector, Professor of Sacred Scripture, Systematic Theology, and Biblical Languages B.S., Pennsylvania State University; M.A., Saint Vincent Seminary; S.S.L., Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome; S.T.L., Pontifical

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Rev. Emmanuel Afunugo

Dean of Students, Assistant Professor of Moral Theology M. Div., Kenrick Theological Seminary; J.C.L., University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Rome; S.T.L., The Catholic University of

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Rev. Jude Brady, O.S.B.

Director of Pastoral Formation B.S., Farleigh  Dickinson University; M.A., Long Island University; M.A., Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas; M.Div., Saint Vincent Seminary; Ph.D., Pittsburgh

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Rev. Patrick Cronauer, O.S.B.

Academic Dean, Professor of Sacred Scripture and Biblical Languages B.A., Assumption College; M. Div., Th. M., Weston School of Theology; S.S.L., Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome;

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Rev. Boniface Hicks, O.S.B.

Director of Spiritual Formation, Director of the Institute for Ministry Formation, Director of Alumni B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., Penn State University; M.Div., M.A., Saint Vincent Seminary.

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Dr. Lawrence Sutton

Director of Pre-Theology Formation B.A., Edinboro State College; M.Ed., University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; post-doctorate certificate, Duquesne University. 2013-

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Regular Faculty

Very Rev. Edward Mazich, O.S.B.

Rector, Professor of Sacred Scripture, Systematic Theology, and Biblical Languages B.S., Pennsylvania State University; M.A., Saint Vincent Seminary; S.S.L., Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome; S.T.L., Pontifical

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Rev. Thomas Acklin, O.S.B.

Professor of Theology B.A., M.A., Duquesne University; M.Div., Saint Vincent Seminary; S.T.D., Ph.D., the Catholic University of Louvain; Graduate, Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Institute. 1982-

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Rev. Emmanuel Afunugo

Dean of Students, Assistant Professor of Moral Theology M. Div., Kenrick Theological Seminary; J.C.L., University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Rome; S.T.L., The Catholic University of

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Rev. Patrick Cronauer, O.S.B.

Academic Dean, Professor of Sacred Scripture and Biblical Languages B.A., Assumption College; M. Div., Th. M., Weston School of Theology; S.S.L., Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome;

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Br. David Kelly, O.S.B.

Director of Libraries, Assistant Professor of Canon Law B.S., Saint Joseph University; M.A., Providence College; M.A., Georgetown University; B.C.L., M.C.L., University of Ottawa; J.C.B., J.C.L.,

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Rev. Justin Matro, O.S.B.

Assistant Professor of Spiritual Theology, Past Rector B.A., Seton Hall University; M.A., M.Div., Saint Vincent Seminary; M.A., Duquesne University; S.T.D., Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. 1993-

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Rev. Nathan Munsch, O.S.B.

Assistant Professor of Monastic Studies and Theology B.A., University of Notre Dame; M.A. Duquesne University; S.T.B., Catholic University; Ph.D., Boston College. 1996, 2003-.

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Dr. Lawrence Sutton

Director of Pre-Theology Formation B.A., Edinboro State College; M.Ed., University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; post-doctorate certificate, Duquesne University. 2013-

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Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Kathleen Borres

Associate Professor of Systematic and Biblical Theology B.A., University of Massachusetts; M.B.A., Plymouth State College/University System of New Hampshire; M.A. Liturgy, Ashland Theological Seminary; Ph.D.,

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Dr. Robert Bufalini

  Academic Tutor and Lecturer in the Integrated Language Studies Program B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Columbia University; M.Ed., Pennsylvania State University; M.A., Univ.

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Rev. Boniface Hicks, O.S.B.

Director of Spiritual Formation, Director of the Institute for Ministry Formation, Director of Alumni B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., Penn State University; M.Div., M.A., Saint Vincent Seminary.

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Deacon Dr. William Hisker

Chair of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics, and Government Professor of Business Administration and Lecturer in Social Ethics B.A., Saint Vincent College;

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Jessica Jones

Assistant Professor of Philosophy B.A., University of Dallas; M.A., Ph.D.-Cand., Catholic University of America. 2021-

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Rev. Christiaan Kappes

Lecturer in Sacred Liturgy and Sacramental Theology B.A., Seton Hall University; S.T.B., Ph.L., Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum); S.L.L., S.L.D., Pontifical Athenaeum of

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Dr. Michael Krom

  Associate Professor in Philosophy B.A., Saint Mary’s College of California; M.A., Boston College; Ph.D., Emory University. 2013-  

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Rev. Maurus Mount, O.S.B.

Assistant Professor in Classical and Modern Languages B.A., Marquette University; M.A., University of Illinois; M.A., S.T.B., Saint Vincent Seminary; Ph.D., University of Vienna. 2006-2008, 2015-

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Msgr. Raymond Riffle

Lecturer in Pastoral Theology B.A., St. Pius X Seminary; M. Div., Saint Vincent Seminary; M.A., Duquesne University; M.P.A., M.S.W., University of Pittsburgh. 1998-

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Rev. Làszlò T. Simon, O.S.B.

Lecturer in Sacred Scripture Archabbey of Pannonhalma, Hungary, Professor of Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical Athenaeum of Sant’Anselmo, Rome, Italy, and editor of Studia Anselmiana.

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Dr. Carl Vater

Associate Professor of Philosophy B.A. Saint Vincent College; M.A., Villanova University; M.A. Catholic University of America; Ph.D., Catholic University of Ameria. 2021-

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Dr. Wan-Ning Yeh

Instructor in the Integrated Language Studies Program B.A., Providence University, Taiwan; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 2017-

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Faculty Emeritus

Support Staff

Boards

Board of Directors

  • Mr. Arthur J. Rooney II, Chair, Team President and Co-Owner, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Rev. Joseph M. Adams, O.S.B., Subprior, Saint Vincent Archabbey
  • Rt. Rev. Martin de Porres Bartel, O.S.B. , Archabbot and Chancellor, Saint Vincent Archabbey, College and Seminary
  • Gregory A. Bisignani, M.D., Excela Health / Westmoreland Hospital
  • Ms. Bibiana Boerio, Former Interim President, Seton Hill University, CFO Ford Motor Credit (Retired)
  • Ms. Linda McKenna Boxx, Chairman, Katherine Mabis McKenna Foundation
  • Rev. Jude W. Brady, O.S.B., Director of Pastoral Formation, Saint Vincent Seminary
  • Ms. Amanda Cecconi, Founder, Managing Partner, Punching Nun Group
  • Br. David E. Carlson, O.S.B., Associate Professor, Computing & Information Science, Saint Vincent College
  • Robert J. Clemens, Ph.D., Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Kennametal Inc. (Retired)
  • Kimberly M. Colonna, Esq., McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC
  • Rev. Patrick T. Cronauer, O.S.B., Academic Dean, Saint Vincent Seminary
  • Rev. Thomas P. Curry, O.S.B., Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish
  • Mr. Richard A. DiClaudio, Principal and CEO, Energy Innovation Center Institute
  • David A. Dzombak, Ph.D., Hamerschlag University Professor and Department Head, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Mr. Ramon Foster, Sports Journalist and Commentator, NFL Player for the Pittsburgh Steelers, (Retired)
  • Mr. Paul P. Giunto, Executive Vice President, RPA Insurance Services, LLC (Retired)
  • Mr. Donald A. Haile, Technology Consultant, Fidelity Ventures
  • Mr. John J. Hans, CEO, Imagine! (Retired)
  • Rev. Isaac P. Haywiser, O.S.B., Assistant Director, Archabbey Health Care
  • Very Rev. Earl J. Henry, O.S.B., President, Wimmer Corporation, Saint Vincent Archabbey
  • Timothy Q. Hudak, Esq., CEO, Eckert Seamans
  • Mr. Michael L. Keslar, Divisional CIO, President, BNY Mellon of Pennsylvania
  • Rev. Matthew T. Laffey, O.S.B., Director of Campus Ministry, Penn State University
  • Rev. Matthew Lambert, O.S.B., Saint Vincent Archabbey
  • Mr. John M. Lally, Lally & Co., LLC, CPAs and Business Advisors
  • Mr. Ralph H. Liberatore, Owner, Three Rivers Orthopaedic and Spine Products, Inc.
  • James V. Maher Jr., Ph.D., Provost Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh
  • Very Rev. Edward M. Mazich, O.S.B., Rector, Saint Vincent Seminary
  • Rev. Warren D. Murrman, O.S.B., Professor of Theology and Liturgy, Saint Vincent Seminary
  • Mr. Troy A. Ovitsky, Managing Director, Wells Fargo
  • Rev. Nathanael R. Polinski, O.S.B., Assistant Professor, Saint Vincent Seminary
  • Mr. Robert F. Pusateri, Executive Vice President, Energy Sales & Transportation Services of CONSOL Energy (Retired)
  • Carlonda R. Reilly, Ph.D., Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Kennametal Inc.
  • Mr. Paul A. Seaman, Co-owner, JASPAR LLC
  • David M. Siwicki, M.D., Jamestown, RI
  • Kiron K. Skinner, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
  • David M. Siwicki, M.D., Jamestown, R.I.
  • Mr. John N. Stevens Jr., Director, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey (Retired)
  • Rev. Paul R. Taylor, O.S.B., Ph.D., President, Saint Vincent College
  • Mr. William R. Thomas, Executive Director of Advisory Services, Ernst and Young, LLP
  • Rev. Jean-Luc C. Zadroga, O.S.B., Administrator, Mary Queen of Saints Roman Catholic Parish, Diocese of Pittsburgh
  • Rev. Frank E. Ziemkiewicz, O.S.B., Headmaster, Benedictine Military School
  • Most Rev. David A. Zubik, Bishop. Diocese of Pittsburgh

Board of Incorporators

  • Rt. Rev. Martin de Porres Bartel, O.S.B.
  • Rev. Shawn Matthew Anderson, O.S.B.
  • Rev. Wulfstan Clough, O.S.B.
  • Br. Albert Gahr, O.S.B.
  • Rev. Boniface Hicks, O.S.B.
  • Rev. Philip Kanfush, O.S.B.
  • Br. David Kelly, O.S.B.

Board of Regents

  • Most Rev. David A. Zubik, D.D., Chairman, Bishop, Diocese of Pittsburgh
  • Rt. Rev. Martin de Porres Bartel, O.S.B., Chancellor, Saint Vincent Seminary
  • Very Rev. Edward Mazich, O.S.B., Rector, Saint Vincent Seminary
  • The Most Rev. Mark L. Bartchak, J.C.D., Bishop, Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown
  • The Most Rev. Roger J. Foys, D.D., Bishop, Diocese of Covington
  • The Most Rev. Larry J. Kulick, J.C.L., Bishop, Diocese of Greensburg
  • The Most Rev. Jeffrey M. Monforton, S.T.D., Bishop, Diocese of Steubenville
  • The Most Rev. Lawrence T. Persico, J.C.L., Bishop, Diocese of Erie
  • Mr. Richard A. DiClaudio, CEO Blue Tip Energy, L.L.C.
  • Hon. Maureen E. Lally-Green, Dean of the School of Law, Duquesne University
  • Dr. Gene Leonard, Greater Latrobe School District, Retired
  • Ms. Marie Milie Jones, Esq., JonesPassodelis, P.L.L.C.
  • John C. Marous III, Technology executive

Rector’s Council/Formation Faculty

  • Very Rev. Edward Mazich, O.S.B., Rector
  • Rev. John-Mary Tompkins, O.S.B., Vice Rector, Director of Human Formation
  • Rev. Patrick Cronauer, O.S.B., Academic Dean, Dir. of Intellectual Formation
  • Rev. Jude Brady, O.S.B., Director of Pastoral Formation
  • Rev. Boniface Hicks, O.S.B., Director of Spiritual Formation
  • Rev. Emmanuel Afunugo, Dean of Students
  • Rev. Cyprian Constantine, O.S.B., Director of Liturgical Formation
  • Dcn. Lawrence Sutton, Ph.D., Director of Pre-Theologian Formation

Alumni Bishops & Abbots

Supporting Future Priests