Saint Vincent College is a welcoming environment, sharing the core values of the Benedictine tradition, especially hospitality, community, love, prayer and respect for the dignity of all.
Founded in 1846 by Boniface Wimmer, a monk from Bavaria, we are the first Benedictine college in the United States. Saint Vincent College has striven to embody the ideals and character of the 1,500-year-old heritage of Benedictine education. For 170 years, the monks of Saint Vincent have exemplified and carried on this living Benedictine tradition.
Got monks? We do, and we’re proud of it.
Dr. Quinlivan oversees approximately 50 full-time and adjunct faculty members, over 460 undergraduate and graduate students, and four centers. He is a member of the Executive Editorial Board of the Acton Institute’s Journal for Markets and Morality and the BOD of the Turkish Cultural Center in Pittsburgh. From 1989 to the 2001, he served as an adjunct faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Economics Department where he taught international trade, international monetary theory, and monetary theory. He was a Fulbright Scholar (1988-89) at Shandong University in China. He has co-edited or authored seven books, six monographs, and has written numerous articles in the areas of international trade, public finance, and international finance. His books include: Public Morality, Civic Virtue and the Problem of Modern Liberalism (co-edited with T. William Boxx); For Freedom and Prosperity: Philip M. McKenna and the Gold Standard League (co-authored with Brian Surkan); and Toward the Renewal of Civilization: The Political Order and Culture (co-edited with T. William Boxx). Recent lectures include: South West University of Nationalities in Chengdu (2014), Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (2013), Lewis and Clark College (2013), Aden University in Panama (2013), Beijing Normal University (2012), and University of the Western Cape in South Africa (2010). He has teaching awards from SVC and CMU. He received (summer 2005) an International Business Fellowship from the University of Pittsburgh for a ten-day seminar in Russia, Bulgaria, and Czech Republic. In 1997, Shandong University awarded Quinlivan an honorary professorship. He cofounded the SVC ballroom dance club and the SVC Gilbert and Sullivan club. Dr. Quinlivan is dedicated to enhancing Saint Vincent College’s global academic links. He has traveled to China 48 times and has negotiated academic affiliations between SVC and some of the best universities in China.