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  • Fr Rene KollarFr. Rene M. Kollar, O.S.B., Ph.D.

    Dean, School of Humanities and Fine Arts and Professor of History 

    Headmasters Hall Room 58


    PhD, MA, University of Maryland
    MDiv, Saint Vincent Seminary
    BA, Saint Vincent College

    Fr. Rene Kollar's CV 

    Courses Taught

    Fr. Rene currently teaches the following history courses on a rotating basis:
    English History to 1485
    English History: 1485 to Present
    Modern Ireland
    The Devil and the Problem of Evil in Western Thought

    With current research interests of 19th and 20th century English Ecclesiastic History, Fr. Rene's publications dealing with modern English history and ecclesiastical history include: six books, three edited books, a documentary film for Scan Films (Cardiff, Wales), and more than 180 articles, book chapters, and book reviews. He has presented at conferences in America, England, and Wales and was co-recipient of a 2001 Freedom Project Teaching Grant, funded by the John Templeton Foundation, for an interdisciplinary course, "Freedom, Politics, and Theology." In addition, Fr. Rene serves on the Editorial Board for The American Benedictine Review and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He was an Honorary Research Fellow at King's College, University of London, 1987-88 and a Visiting Scholar at Heythrop College, University of London, 1996-97. Named to Who's Who in America, 60th Edition, Fr. Rene's professional memberships include: American Historical Association, Church History Society of America, and North American Conference on British Studies.