Quality Education in the Benedictine Tradition
Dr. John SmetankaVice President for Academic Affairs and Academic DeanPhone: 724-805-2062Fax: 724-532-5083
Professor of English Director of the Center for Northern Appalachian Studies
Placid Hall, Room 414 724-805-2316 (on campus ext. 2316) firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Wissolik has taught courses in Myth, African Studies, Satire, Epic, Medieval Studies, Short Fiction, Poetry, and Shakespeare. He continues to teach Faces of Battle: War and Peace in Literature and the Arts, a course he created with the late Professor Roy E. Mills. In 1968, his first year at Saint Vincent, Dr. Wissolik founded the Saint Vincent Community Camerata, producing and performing in many of its concerts. He also produced a number of stage shows, including Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore, and he sang the roles of Balthasar and Habakuk in the medieval music drama Play of Daniel. He is a co-founder, director, and general editor of the Saint Vincent College Center for Northern Appalachian Studies. Since 1991, SVC students from variety of majors have worked with the Center gathering and assisting in the publication of oral histories of veterans, teachers, coal miners, and persons from several ethnic communities in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Before coming to Saint Vincent, Dr.Wissolik directed programs for Catholic Relief Services in East Africa where he developed self-help school lunch programs, nutrition programs, oversaw shipments of US Title III commodities and other goods through the Port of Mombasa for distribution in Kenya, Uganda, and parts of Central Africa.
Ph.D., Duquesne University, 1988 M.A., Duquesne University, 1976 M.A., Duquesne University, 1964
African Studies Faces of Battle: War and Peace in History, Literature, and Arts