Campion College has appointed an internationally-renowned Catholic scholar to serve as its new Academic Dean from 2014, reports the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.
US-born philosopher, author and educator, Dr Thaddeus Kozinski, is currently Chair of Philosophy at Wyoming Catholic College, Wyoming where he teaches philosophy, theology and humanities. He will replace Professor Geoff Caban who will retire as Academic Dean at the end of this year.
'Dr Kozinski is an accomplished scholar of deep Catholic faith who has a passion for teaching excellence. He understands the value of the Liberal Arts and his experience at Catholic Liberal Arts colleges elsewhere will enhance our own teaching efforts at Campion,' says Campion College President, Dr Ryan Messmore.
The appointment of Dr Kozinski was made after an extensive search both here and overseas, he says.
Professor Tracey Rowland, Dean of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, Melbourne, Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Faith and Ethics at the University of Notre Dame and Honorary Fellow at Sydney's Campion College, is delighted with the appointment and describes Dr Kozinksi as 'one of the most exciting young Catholic scholars in Liberal Arts.'
'Dr Kozinski will be a great asset to the College,' Rowland says, adding that his knowledge of classical languages, the history of philosophy, political theory, and Catholic social thought, make him 'a leading Catholic scholar of his generation.'