St. Michael's College

Faculty List

Professors Emeriti
A. Dooley, MA, PhD
S. Hoselton, MA, M Ed

A. Andrée, MA, PhD, LMS
R. Boyagoda, MA, PhD
M. G. McGowan, MA, PhD
G. Silano, LLB, MA, PhD
D. A. Wilson, MA, PhD

Associate Professors
R. Locklin, MTS, PhD 

Assistant Professor 
B. Miles, MA, PhD 

Associate Professors, Teaching Stream
I. J. Gildea, MA, PhD (USMC)
M. O’Connor, PhD, STB, STL, DPhil (USMC) 

Assistant Professors, Teaching Stream
M. Coilféir, PhD (USMC)
P. Granata, MA, MA, PhD (USMC)
A. More, MA, PhD (USMC)
F. Parker, MA, PhD (USMC)
J.O. Richard, PhD (USMC)
S. Tardif, MA, PhD (USMC)


St. Michael's College offers a number of programs which emerge from its academic strength in various scholarly fields and reflect its centuries-old Christian intellectual traditions. Please consult the relevant websites for more complete information on each program.

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 will include a one-week trip to Silicon Valley, California.

First-Year Foundations Seminars

First-year students can take a series of small first-year seminars  taught by St. Michael’s College professors that offer a topic-based and inter-disciplinary introduction to university-level studies.  For more information about this year’s offerings, please visit the Faculty of Arts and Science’s resources page for First-Year Foundations Seminars.

Book and Media Studies:
An interdisciplinary and historical investigation of the role of printing, books and reading in cultures past and present. Topics explored include: manuscript and book production, internet publishing, book illustrations, censorship, advertising, readership and electronic media.

Celtic Studies: 
Examines the literature, languages, history, music, folklore and archaeology of the peoples of Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Investigates Celtic identities in the ancient and modern worlds, and explores the transmission of Irish, Scottish and Welsh traditions to Canada and the United States. 

Christianity and Culture: 
A multidisciplinary exploration of Christian traditions from artistic, literary, philosophical, theological, scientific, social and historical perspectives.

Mediaeval Studies: 
An interdisciplinary treatment of the history, art, literature and thought of the Middle Ages. 

St. Michael’s also offers a number of courses, listed below, which form part of the above programs, or of the programs of other colleges and departments, or are a reflection of staff and student academic interests not always available in departmental course offerings.

Principal & Vice President: Prof. Randy Boyagoda, 81 St. Mary Street, Room 127, Odette Hall (416-926-7148)