Faculty

  • Glenn Arbery Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Humanities
    President

    Ph.D. (Literature), University of Dallas

    Professor Arbery has taught literature at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, and the University of Dallas. He has served as Director of the Teachers Academy at the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture; senior editor for City Newspapers in Dallas, where he was an award-winning film and theater critic; and contributing editor of D Magazine. He is the author of Why Literature Matters (2001) and the editor of two volumes, The Tragic Abyss (2004) and, most recently, The Southern Critics: An Anthology (2010). He has published and lectured on a range of authors, including Homer, Dante, Shakespeare, and Dostoevsky. He has recently finished a novel, and at present he is working on a book about Caroline Gordon and Allen Tate with his wife Virginia. Prof. Arbery was d’Alzon Professor of Liberal Education at Assumption College from 2008 until 2013, when he and his wife accepted positions at Wyoming Catholic College.

  • Virginia Arbery Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Humanities

    Ph.D. (Political Philosophy), University of Dallas

    A Weaver Fellow and a Fellow of The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, Dr. Arbery has taught at the University of Dallas, Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, St. Anselm College, Austin College, the University of Texas at Dallas, and at Assumption College. She has served as Dean of Admissions at University of Dallas, University of St. Thomas in Houston, and at Thomas More College.. Co-author and director of a grant from the U. S. Department of Education, she ran a nationally acclaimed program to educate high school teachers in American founding documents. A former Consultant to the National Center for Founding Documents (Boston University), her work on George Washington is included in Patriot Sage: George Washington and the American Political Tradition (ISI, 1999). Prof. Arbery has also published on Greek and Southern literature, on Rousseau, on women’s studies, on American education and on life issues. She has conducted numerous continuing legal education programs for lawyers, as well as leadership seminars for corporate executives. She is on the lecture bureau of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.  In 2010, Prof. Arbery with her husband was awarded the Russell Kirk Paideia Prize (2010) for a lifetime achievement in the Humanities. At the beginning of the 2013-14 academic year, she will be Associate Professor of Humanities at Wyoming Catholic College.

  • Jason Baxter Ph.D.

    Faculty Representative
    Assistant Professor of Fine Arts and Humanities

    B.A. (Classical Philology), University of Dallas; M.A. (Italian Studies), University of Notre Dame; Ph.D. (Literature), University of Notre Dame

    At WCC, Dr. Baxter teaches Greek, Roman, and Medieval humanities courses, as well as art history from antiquity through the Baroque. Dr. Baxter has also taught rhetoric within the Trivium sequence and is responsible for designing Trivium 302, the Junior Author Project. He is currently the Chairman of the Humanities track at WCC.

    Dr. Baxter has been with WCC for six years. His primary research interests include medieval aesthetics; the relationship between the Platonic tradition and poesis, both visual and verbal; Dante and the Platonic tradition; Dante, medieval mysticism, and monastic spirituality; and the relationship between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. His scholarly publications include articles on the Platonic tradition in the Latin West, and writings on Dante. Most recently, Dr. Baxter worked with Wyoming Catholic College’s Distance Learning Program to produce a free, 18-part introduction to the Comedy:“Dante in the Year of Mercy,” which can be found HERE. He is also at work on a new introductory book on the Comedy (under contract) which focuses on the spiritual meaning of Dante’s poetics.

    Dr. Baxter has been an invited speaker at universities across the country, speaking on the modern relevance of the liberal arts, as well as topics on Dante, such as medieval lectio divina in Purgatorio, the role of lyric poetry in Dante’s Paradiso, and Dante’s theology of love. Dr. Baxter also co-directed WCC’s Rome Immersion Experience, a one-week immersion opportunity in Rome, designed to introduce students to the highlights of Roman art, architecture, history, and culture.

    Select Popular Writings and Invited Talks
    “Globalism, Technology, and... Poetry?: Can the Liberal Arts Offer Anything to the Modern World?” Integritats (Summer 2016)
    “Wyoming Catholic College of Midwifery: Oxford, Teaching and Plato in Lander,” Wyoming Catholic College Magazine (Summer 2016)
    “Surprised by Humans: Dante’s Love Lyric Goes to Paradiso,” (April 2016)
    “Dante and Thomas Aquinas on Love, Charity, and Ineffability,” Duke Divinity School (April 2016)
    “Rewriting Souls: Lectio divina in Dante’s Purgatorio, Duke Divinity School (April 2016)
    “Globalism, Technology, and...Poetry? Can Humanistic Studies Possibly Contribute to the Modern World?” The Cardinal Society, University of Arkansas (March 2016)
    “Why the Liberal Arts?” Cardinal Newman Society, Wyoming Catholic College (February 2016)
    “A Vision of Miraculous Love,” Wyoming Catholic College Magazine (Summer 2015)

    Select Scholarly Publications
    “‘Noi siamo vermi nati a formar l’angelica farfalla’: Medieval Imitatio and Dante’s Poetics of Transformation in Purgatorio” (in progress)
    Review of Mathematical Theologies: Nicholas of Cusa and the Legacy of Thierry of Chartres by David Albertson. Journal of Religion. (Forthcoming)
    “Videmus Nunc per Speculum”: Toward a New Paradigm for Twelfth-century Naturalism.” Haskins Society Journal (forthcoming)
    “Some Methodological Remarks on Dante and Theologia.” Collection of Proceedings from the Notre Dame Summer Seminar 2013: Dante’s Theology, Devers Series in Dante and Medieval Italian Literature. (Forthcoming)
    Series rerum: The Use and Transformation of Boethian Thought in Bernard Silvestris.” Carmina Philosophiae: Journal of the International Boethius Society (2016)
    Review of Gothic Wonder by Paul Binski. Sacred Architecture. (2016)
    Margins toward the center: Bernard Silvestris’s In martianum and the exegesis of Natura.” Marginalia, vol. 19, Proceedings of Tenth Anniversary Conference: Out of the Margins, Cambridge University (2015)
    “Through the Eyes of Landino: Dante, Natura, and the Poetics of Varietas.” L’Alighieri, vol. 43. (July 2014)
    Innominis / Omninominis: Bernard Silvestris’s Catalog Poem as Act of Divine Naming.” Special issue on Latin Platonism of Epekeina: International Journal of Ontology, History and Criticism, vol. 4, nos. 1‒2 (2014)

    Recent Grants, Fellowship, and Professional Development
    Advanced Italian Tutorialat C1 Level, Forio, Italy (June 2016)
    American Academy in Rome, Reader (Summer 2016)
    National Endowment for the Humanities “Tudor Books and Readers: 1485‒1603” Seminar, NEH Summer Scholar, Antwerp, London, and Oxford (June-July 2014)
    Notre Dame Summer Seminar 2013: Dante’s Theology, Invited Seminarist, Jerusalem (June 2013)
    University of Warwick, Mellon-Funded Visiting Research Fellowship (April–June 2013)
    Newberry Library, Chicago, Visiting Researcher (January 2013)
    University of Warwick, “Reading Publics in Fifteenth and Sixteenth Century Europe,” Warwick-Newberry Workshop in Renaissance Studies (June 2012)
    Advanced Italian Tutorial, Il Sasso Italian Language School, Montepulciano, Italy (July–August 2013)

  • Michael Bolin Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Theology and Philosophy
    B. A. (Liberal Arts), Thomas Aquinas College; M.A. (Philosophy), University of Dallas; Ph.D. (Philosophy), University of Dallas
     
    Dr. Bolin has previously taught undergraduate philosophy at the University of Dallas; mathematics, natural science, and Latin at Faustina Academy in Irving, Texas; and mathematics and natural science at Immaculate Conception Apostolic School in Center Harbor, New Hampshire. He specializes in the work of Aristotle and Aquinas, particularly as they apply to the philosophy of religion. His other personal interests include Latin, sacred chant and polyphonic music, and computer programming.
     

     
  • Stanley Grove Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Philosophy
    B.A. (Liberal Arts), Thomas Aquinas College; M.A. (Philosophy), The Catholic University of America, Ph.D. (Philosophy), The Catholic University of America
     
    Dr. Grove has been with Wyoming Catholic College for six years; prior to that he was Assistant Principal at Holy Rosary Academy in Anchorage, Alaska, teaching natural sciences, mathematics, philosophy, and choral singing. He directed a Gregorian schola at the Cathedral Church in Anchorage, and currently serves Lander’s Catholic parish as music director and organist.  He taught philosophy briefly at The Catholic University of America, and did editorial work for CUA Press and Blackwell. Hobbies include woodworking, bookbinding, fishing, nature study, and postal history. His master’s thesis was on the order of the Five Ways in St. Thomas Aquinas, and his doctoral dissertation was on Aquinas’s doctrine of prime matter and its relation to modern physics. Current research interests include the philosophy of quantum physics and relativity; the relation of mathematical and philosophical physics; philosophical aspects of evolution theory; realist metaphysics, especially as pertaining to causality; and our natural knowledge of God.
     

  • Eugene Hamilton

    Instructor of Latin

    B.A. (Classical Studies/Minor in Music Performance), University of New Mexico; M.A. (Comparative Literature with emphasis in the Classics), University of New Mexico; M.A. (Secondary Education), University of Phoenix.

    Eugene Hamilton grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and earned his B.A. and M.A. in Classical Studies from the University of New Mexico. Prior to joining the faculty at Wyoming Catholic, he taught Latin for seven years to Wyoming middle school students at Casper Classical Academy. Mr. Hamilton routinely attends and instructs seminars on the pedagogy of spoken Latin in the modern classroom.  He is an outdoor enthusiast, with hobbies including, hiking, biking, fly-fishing and backpacking.

  • Jeremy Holmes Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Theology

    B.A. (Liberal Arts), Thomas Aquinas College; S.T.M. (Theology), The International Theological Institute, Gaming, Austria; Ph.D. (Biblical Studies), Marquette University

     
    Dr. Jeremy Holmes spent much of his childhood two miles outside the tiny town of Redfield, Arkansas, under the tutelage of goats, cows, chickens, ducks, dogs, cats, and all manner of wildlife. He received his bachelors in liberal arts from Thomas Aquinas College in California, his masters in theology from the International Theological Institute in Gaming, Austria, and his doctorate in theology with specialization in biblical studies from Marquette University in Milwaukee. From 2006 to 2008 he was Assistant Professor of Theology at Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida, teaching courses in Christology, biblical studies, and patristic and medieval exegesis. Dr. Holmes has published a number of articles in scholarly and popular journals.
     
  • Tami Kozinski M.A.

    Adjunct Professor of Trivium

    B.A.(Liberal Arts) Sociology, Westmont College; Secondary Credential in English, Westmont College Graduate Teaching Program; M. LA. (Liberal Arts-Great Books) St. John’s College Graduate Institute

    Tami Kozinski has taught classical literature, English, and writing courses at the secondary and post-secondary levels for almost ten years, including classical literature, grammar, and writing at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy in Barry’s Bay, Ontario, and composition at Central Wyoming College. She has also taught in international schools, and currently teaches online discussion classes on the Great Books for high school students from around the world. Her articles and essays on a variety of subjects have been published in various magazines, journals, and as a chapter in a book entitled Love in the Ruins, published in 2009 by Angelus Press.

  • Thaddeus Kozinski Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Philosophy and Humanities
    Academic Dean

    B.SC. (Comprehensive Science), Villanova University; M.LA. (Liberal Arts), St. John’s College Graduate Institute; Ph.D. (Philosophy), The Catholic University of America
     
    Dr. Thaddeus J. Kozinski is Academic Dean and Associate Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Wyoming Catholic College. He has taught philosophy, humanities, trivium, and theology at Wyoming Catholic for eight years. Dr. Kozinski has served as Academic Dean of Campion College in Sydney, Australia, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy for Christendom College, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy in Barry’s Bay, Ontario, Instructor in Philosophy and Ethics for the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, and Graduate Professor of Philosophy for Holy Apostles College and Seminary. Previous to teaching undergraduates, he was first Assistant Headmaster and Director of Curriculum for The Montfort Academy, a Great Books Catholic preparatory school in Westchester, New York, and a teacher at Seton School in Manassas, VA. A Fellow of the Adler-Aquinas Institute, he is particularly dedicated to Thomistic thought and its relation to modernity, and is widely published in academic and popular journals. He is the author of The Political Problem of Religious Pluralism: And Why Philosophers Can’t Solve It, and a forthcoming book of essays on Liberalism vs. Logos: Modernity as Apocalypse, and is widely published in academic and popular journals, including TelosThe Political Science ReviewerFirst Things, Modern Age, ABC Religion and Ethics, and The Imaginative Conservative

  • Peter Kwasniewski Ph.D.

    Professor of Theology and Philosophy
    Curator of the St. Jerome Library

    B.A. (Liberal Arts), Thomas Aquinas College; M.A. and Ph.D. (Philosophy), The Catholic University of America

    After attending Thomas Aquinas College and The Catholic University of America, Dr. Peter Kwasniewski taught courses in Aristotelian philosophy, Thomistic theology, and Catholic social doctrine at the International Theological Institute in Austria from 1998 to 2006. During this period he also lectured for the Austrian Program of Ave Maria University, the Phoenix Institute Europe Foundation, and the Austrian Program of the Franciscan University of Steubenville. Dr. Kwasniewski has directed Gregorian scholas and mixed choirs from 1990 to the present and is currently director of the Wyoming Catholic College Choir. His articles on philosophy, theology, and music have appeared in many scholarly and popular journals. He has published four books: Wisdom's Apprentice (CUA Press, 2007), On Love and Charity (CUA Press, 2008), Sacred Choral Works (Corpus Christi Watershed, 2014), and Resurgent in the Midst of Crisis (Angelico Press, 2014). Dr. Kwasniewski was invited by the Cardinal Newman Society to be a Newman Fellow for 2008-2009 and to represent them at the Sacra Liturgia Conference in Rome in June 2013.

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