Fellows

The Fellows of the Western Orthodox University are charged with various responsibilities for administration and governance, being appointed by the Chancellor and Supreme Head of the University.

The structure of the University is as follows:

  • The Chancellor and Supreme Head of the University is the Prince-Abbot of San Luigi and Primate and Presiding Bishop of the Apostolic Episcopal Church, in his capacity as Catholicos of the Catholic Apostolic Church (Catholicate of the West).
  • The Senate is the executive body of the University, presided over by the Supreme Head, with power to make recommendations on any aspect of the University’s operations. It is responsible for teaching and research and for the executive operations of the University so far as academic affairs are concerned.
  • Faculties of the University are formed in given subject areas and can be constituted on a per-student basis where interdisciplinary work or work in unusual subject areas is contemplated. They may include Fellows of the University and/or external subject specialists. Currently there are two Faculties, of Theology and of Church Music.

All Fellows and specialists contribute their tutorial and examining expertise on a consultancy basis, being based at their own institutions or centres in various countries. No Fellow or member of faculty is an employee of the University. The Fellowship includes both members and non-members of the Abbey-Principality of San Luigi, the Apostolic Episcopal Church and the Catholicate of the West.

Not all Fellows undertake teaching duties for the University. Some are associated scholars or researchers, or hold an administrative position. The University also appoints distinguished persons to Honorary Fellowship, which may or may not be associated with teaching duties. For this reason, the University’s Fellowship includes some individuals with expertise that lies outside the University’s current range of academic programmes.

Additional tutorial and examining staff may be co-opted from the fellowship of the University’s sister institution European-American University, appointed as external specialists, or appointed ad hoc following student nomination and University approval. The University maintains additional lists of persons with teaching expertise in specialist areas who may be called upon as required, but who are not part of the University’s Fellowship.

Officers

Chancellor and Supreme Head

Mar Joannes Edmundus (The Most Revd. Edmond John Kersey de Polanie-Patrikios)
OCR, OA, HonLLD, HonDByzSt, HonDRel, DC, DD, STD, ThD, DLitt, DèsL, DMus, EdD, PhD, HonMSc, MMusRCM, MBA, MA, DipRCM, HonFDipSCSM, HonFNCM, HonFMusICMA, HonFGMS, HonFCAM, HonFNMSM, HonFASC, HonCIL, FWOU, FEAU, FHSM, FDipOXCEL, FIAL(Lond), FPerfASMC, FCV, FVCM, FCCM, FFCM, FIMEB, FNFCM, FCSM, FNSCM, FASL, FIGOC, FFLM, FMCM, FLSMR, FIAFMA, FACPMN, AFNCollM, Fellow of the Central School of Religion, Honorary Academician, Pontificia Accademia Tiberina, Rome, Mukungu of the Kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara
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Registrar

Mr Kevin Richard
BA, FWOU, FEAU

The Faculty of Theology
The Faculty of Theology has responsibility for programmes in the categories of ministry, counseling, theology, education, administration, fine arts, media communications, and social work

The Chancellor

Professor Martin Brits
DD, MMin, BBuildA, PGDipHE
Professorial Fellow and Professor of Leadership and Personal Development
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Professor Loredana Buonaiuto
MUniv, MA, Laurea, FWOU, FEAU
Honorary Fellow and Professor of Administrative and Constitutional Law, with additional specialization in Civil and Human Rights
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Professor Sandro Ceccarelli
Dr, FWOU, FEAU
Professorial Fellow and Professor of Church Management; Chancellor of the Venerabile Confraternita del Buonconsiglio di. Città di Castello, Italy

Professor Sergio Cirelli
Dr.h.c., FWOU, FEAU
Professorial Fellow and Professor of Social Work with specialization in Criminology
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Professor Maria Pia Coccia
HonD, FWOU, FEAU
Professorial Fellow and Associate Professor in History of Art (Conservation-Restoration, Cultural Heritage)
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Professor Ciro Cortese
FWOU, FEAU
Professorial Fellow and Professor of Eastern Philosophy with specialization in the Philosophy of the Martial Sciences

Professor Vincenzo Cortese
Dr.h.c.mult., DBA, FWOU, FEAU
Honorary Fellow and Professor of the Psychology of Management
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Professor John Chan Weng Fatt
FDipOXCEL, DBA, MBA, BBA, DipEd
Professorial Fellow and Professor of Christian Business Administration

Dr Sean Gabb
PhD, BA, FWOU, FEAU
Professorial Fellow and Professor of Latin and Koine Greek
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Professor Giuseppina Greci
MA, Laurea di Dottore, FWOU, FEAU
Official Fellow and Professor of History of Art
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The Revd. Professor Klousse Komlan John
HonPhD, FWOU, FEAU
Official Fellow and Professor of Ministry

The Right Revd. Richard Hurford
OAM, STD, MTh, GradDipTheol, BA, DipREd, ThDip, MACE, HonFGCM, HonFGMS, FWOU, ACertCM
Honorary Fellow

Professor Orazio Mezzetti
FWOU, FEAU
Honorary Fellow and Honorary Professor in Heraldry
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Professor James Miller
PhD, MA, BS, FWOU
Professorial Fellow and Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies
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Professor Michele Morenghi
Dottore, FWOU
Professorial Fellow and Professor of Jurisprudence

Canon Professor Carlo Liviero Morini di Morin
FWOU, FEAU
Professorial Fellow and Professor of Church History; Prior of the Venerabile Confraternita del Buonconsiglio di Città di Castello, Italy; Honorary Canon of the Apostolic Episcopal Church
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Professor Aro Olugbemiga Olusegun
PhD, BSc(Ed), FEAU, FWOU
Professorial Fellow and Professor of Social Work and Administration

Professor Marco Pirillo
PhD, MBA, FEAU, FWOU, Dr.h.c.
Professorial Fellow and Professor of Administration
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The Most Revd. Dom Bartholomews (Dr Jacy Luiz Rodrigues)
DD, FWOU
Professorial Fellow and Professor of Orthodox Theology

Professor Elaine Rumboll
MBA, MA, FWOU, FEAU
Professorial Fellow and Professor of Creative Leadership
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The Revd. Professor Lad Santiago
BA, MFA, MFA, DC, PMD, ND, DM, NMD, MPhil, PhD, ThM, ThD, DDiv, DCCN, DCBCN, DABFM, DABCT, DABN, DABCN, FAAFM, SrFAAFM, FACWD, FACFM, FAAIM, FAACT, FABCN, FACNM, FIAL (Lond), FWOU, FEAU
Professorial Fellow and Professor of Theology and Religious Studies
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Dr Allan Savage
DTh, STD, DLitt, FWOU, FEAU
Official Fellow and Tutor in Theology and Philosophy
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Professor Luca Scotto di Tella de’ Douglas di Castel di Ripa (publications under the name Luca Scotto di Tella de’ Douglas)
DLitt, DSc(AM), MD(AM), OMD, ND, PhD, FWOU, FEAU, Academician, Pontificia Accademia Tiberina, Rome
Professorial Fellow and Professor of Religious Studies
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Professor Giulio Tarro
Honorary Fellow and Honorary Professor of Bioethics
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Dr Norbert Wójtowicz
PhD, STL, FWOU, FEAU
Official Fellow and Tutor in Theology and the History of Religion
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The Faculty of Church Music

The Faculty of Church Music has responsibility for programmes in the categories of church music and media communications.

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Professor Michael Barkl
JP, OAM, DCA, PhD, MMus, GradDipEd, HonFNMSM, HonFCSM, DipMusAICM, FEAU, FWOU
Professorial Fellow and Professor of Musicology and Musical Composition
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Professor Wei-En Hsu
MMus, BFA, FCompASMC, FPerfASMC, FRSA, FEAU, FWOU, FGMS, ARAM, FGMS, AFNCollM
Visiting Fellow and Visiting Professor of Church Music
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Professor Corrado Lannaioli
DBA, FWOU, FEAU
Professorial Fellow and Professor of Media Communications
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Professor Maurice Merrell
DLitt, DMus, FGMS, FCCM, FISOB, FSCO, FIGOC, FGCO, FNSCM, HonFASC, HonFNCM, MNCMSoc, FMCM, FRSA, FWOU, FEAU
Emeritus Fellow and Leonard Henderson Memorial Professor of Organology

Professor Zaccaria Pappalardo
MScEcon, Laurea, FWOU
Ordinary Fellow and Associate Professor of Media Communications
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Professor Walter H. Willies
DLitt, HDE, BEd, BA, Dip Applied Linguistics, RPT, DiHOM, FWOU, FEAU
Emeritus Fellow and Emeritus Professor of Narrative Studies, Director of Studies in Narrative and Interdisciplinary Studies
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