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    Meet Fr. Rene Kollar, O.S.B.

    Dean of the School of Humanities and Fine Arts.     

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  • Meet the Dean

    fr_rene_picFr. Rene Kollar, O.S.B., serves as Dean of the School of Humanities and Fine Arts and Professor of History.

    A Benedictine monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey, Fr. Rene graduated from Saint Vincent Preparatory School in 1965. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Vincent College in 1970 and a Masters of Art Degree in 1975 and Ph.D. in History in 1981 from the University of Maryland.

    Fr. Rene has authored numerous publications dealing with modern English history and ecclesiastical history including five books, a documentary film for Scan Films (Cardiff, Wales), and more than 150 articles, book chapters, and book reviews. He was a co-recipient of a Freedom Project Teaching Grant, funded by the John Templeton Foundation, for an interdisciplinary course titled "Freedom, Politics, and Theology." In addition, Fr. Rene has served as an Honorary Research Fellow at King's College in London and a Visiting Scholar at Heythrop College in London. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 1986.

    Professional affiliations include memberships in the American Historical Association, Church History Society of America, Ecclesiastical History Society (Great Britain), North American Conference on British Studies, Westmoreland Heritage Community Partnership, and on the Editorial Board for American Benedictine Review.

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

    Fr. Rene's CV