St. Michael's College

Faculty List

Professors Emeriti
D. Donovan, SSL, DrTheol
A. Dooley, MA, PhD
S. Hoselton, MA, MEd

M. G. McGowan, MA, PhD
I. Morra, MA, PhD
G. Silano, LLB, MA, PhD
D. A. Wilson, MA, PhD

Associate Professors
R. Locklin, MTS, PhD
B. Miles, MA, PhD

Assistant Professor
A. Hincks, SJ, PhD

Professor, Teaching Stream
D. Sylvester, MA, PhD (USMC) (President & Vice-Chancellor)

Associate Professors, Teaching Stream
I. J. Gildea, MA, PhD (USMC)
P. Granata, MA, MA, PhD (USMC)
A. More, MA, PhD (USMC) (Program Coordinator, Mediaeval Studies)
M. O’Connor, PhD, STB, STL, DPhil (USMC)
F. Parker, MA, PhD (USMC)

Assistant Professors, Teaching Stream
J.O. Richard, PhD (USMC)
S. Tardif, MA, PhD (USMC)


The programs at St. Michael's College emerge from its academic strength in various scholarly fields and reflect its centuries-old Christian intellectual traditions. The College is home to the Mediaeval Studies program, the Celtic Studies program, the Book and Media Studies program and the Christianity and Culture program. These programs are complemented by our First-Year Foundations courses and our first-year Ones seminars: the Gilson Seminar in Faith and Ideas, the Boyle Seminar in Scripts and Stories, the McLuhan Seminar in Creativity and Technology and the new Christianity, Truth and Reconciliation Seminar.

More information can be found on the St. Michael’s College website:


Book and Media Studies

The Book and Media Studies program is an interdisciplinary and historical investigation of the role of printing, books, reading, and electronic and digital media in cultures past and present. Its topics include: manuscript and book production, internet publishing, book illustrations, advertising, censorship, reading and entertainment alongside the development of mass media—the advent of radio and the emergence of television, global telecommunications, social media, and the internet.

The Arts & Science Internship Program (ASIP) stream is available to students entering their second year of study and enrolled in the Book and Media Studies Major. In exceptional circumstances, students, including transfer students, who enrolled in the Book & Media Studies Major after Year 2, may also be admitted to the ASIP stream in the Fall of Year 3. Acceptance into an ASIP stream in Year 3 is dependent on space and requires approval of the student’s academic unit and the Faculty of Arts & Science Experiential Learning & Outreach Support (ELOS) Office. Please refer to the ASIP Eligibility page on the Faculty of Arts & Science website for further details.

Celtic Studies

The Celtic Studies Program introduces students to a wide variety of undergraduate courses on the languages, literature, history, music, folklore, art and archaeology of the peoples of Ireland, Scotland and Wales. We examine Celtic identities in the modern as well as the ancient and medieval world and explore the transmission of these traditions to Canada and the United States.

Christianity and Culture

Christians claim that the Gospel has the power to transform not only individual lives but whole societies. The Christianity and Culture Program offers students an opportunity to explore this bold claim through critical, academic studies of how the Christian faith has shaped—and been shaped by—the institutions, artistic expressions, and intellectual achievements of Western and world cultures. Courses provide a comprehensive and humanistic approach to Christian experience, past and present. By focusing on students’ personal engagement with primary sources, the Program fosters scholarly exchange, intellectual community, and a shared search for meaning.

Mediaeval Studies

The term “mediaeval” is the name given to a period in the history between “antiquity” and “modernity,” or roughly the fifth through the fifteenth centuries. Its parameters are broad and boundaries are not clearly defined. The Mediaeval Studies program adopts an interdisciplinary approach to exploring this world through the study of subjects such as the Latin language, art, literature, law, gender roles, and religion. As well as examining the mediaeval foundations of modern culture, students also explore “mediaevalisms” that appear in our own culture through such media as film, literature, drama, and art, and introduce new approaches including digital humanities.

For more information about our programs please see the St. Michael’s College website or email

SMC One: First-Year Seminars

The Gilson Seminar in Faith and Ideas

First-year students explore the intersection of faith with today’s most important questions. This course also features a two-week international learning experience in Rome that explores the roles that the Catholic Church and Vatican have played in ecology, science, literature and politics.

The Boyle Seminar in Scripts and Stories

First-year students investigate the intersection of Celtic and mediaeval cultures through manuscript analysis and language instruction. Participants are invited to travel to Ireland with the course instructors for an out-of-course international learning experience the following summer.

The McLuhan Seminar in Creativity and Technology

First-year students explore the relationship between creativity and technology and the individual, social, and cultural effects of innovation. The McLuhan Seminar includes a one-week trip to Silicon Valley, California that takes place during Reading Week.

The Christianity, Truth and Reconciliation Seminar

First-year students critically explore the complex relations of Christianity and Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island, with a special focus on education. The course includes guest speakers and travel to residential school site(s) and archives in Ontario.

First-Year Foundations Courses

These small class-sized courses offer first-year students an introduction to inter-disciplinary university-level studies through a topic chosen by its instructor.


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