A Unique International Faculty

Like its student body, the Institute's faculty is diverse and international, bringing together professors from the United States, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Lithuania, England, and other countries. The faculty to student ratio is deliberately small, with an average ratio of 1:12. This enables the students to engage in fruitful discussion about the classic texts they study together with their peers and professors.

Outside of class it is typical for the professors and their families to mingle socially with the students – at Mass, at dinners or parties, and on special occasions  – which fosters long-term friendships united around great common goods.

Dr. Christiaan Alting von Geusau

- President and Rector, Extraordinary University Professor for Philosophy of Law and Christian Education
- Areas of Expertise: Philosophy of Law, education
- Dr. iur. in Philosophy of Law at University of Vienna, 2012
- Married, 5 children
curriculum vitae

Rev. Joseph Bolin

- Areas of Expertise: Dogmatic Theology
- STL, International Theological Institute, Austria, 2007
- Priest   
curriculum vitae

Rev. Dr. Jean-Yves Brachet OP

- Areas of Expertise: Moral Theology, Theology of Marriage and Family
- Doctor in S. Theol. of Marriage and Family, Internationales Akademisches Institut "Mater Ecclesiae Domesticae" für Studien über Ehe und Familie (MEDO-Instituut), Kerkrade, Netherlands, 1994
- Priest
- curriculum vitae

Rev. Dr.  Federico Colautti

- Areas of Expertise: Biblical theology
- STD, Pontifical Gregorian University, 2001
- Priest   
curriculum vitae

Dr. Vincent DeMeo

- Studium Generale Program Director
- Areas of Expertise:  New Testament
- STD, Ateneo Pontificio Regina Apostolorum, 2012; STL, International Theological Institute, 2005
- married, 4 children
- curriculum vitae

Dr. Bernhard Dolna

- Dean of Studies, STD Program Director
- Areas of Expertise: Ecumenical Studies and Jewish Studies
- Dr. theol., University of Freiburg, 1999
- married, 4 children
- curriculum vitae

Dr. Andrei I. Gotia

- Areas of Expertise: Latin and Greek
- PhD, Classics, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2005.
curriculum vitae

Dr. Gundula Harand

- Areas of Expertise:  Spiritual Theology and Philosophy of Religion
- Dr. theol., Religious Studies, University of Graz, Austria, 1998
curriculum vitae 

PD Dr. habil. Michaela C. Hastetter

- Areas of Expertise: pastoral theology
- Habil., Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg, 2011
- Dr. Theol., Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, 2006

- Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Timothy Kelly

- STM Program Director
- Areas of Expertise:  Dogmatic Theology
- STL, International Theological Institute, 2003; Dr. theol, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, 2011
- married, 5 children
curriculum vitae

Dr. Dagny Kjaergaard

- Areas of Expertise: Catechism of the Catholic Church, Dogmatic Theology
- STD, Pontificia Universitas Studiorum a Sancto Thoma Aquinate in Urbe, 1995
- curriculum vitae

Very Rev. Yuriy Kolasa

- Head of Formation Program for Seminarians, Religious Men, Deacon Candidates and Priests
- Areas of Expertise:  Patristics, Theology of Marriage and Family
- STL, International Theological Institute, 2007
- Byzantine Rite priest, married, 4 children 
curriculum vitae

Dr. Iryna Lyko

- Areas of expertise: Economics and management
- Dipl.- Ing. and Ph.D with a focus on economics and management, National Forestry University of Ukraine / Lviv Polytechnic National University
- Married, 4 children
- curriculum vitae

Dr. Givi Lomidze

- Areas of Expertise: Church History
- Seminarian
- curriculum vitae

Rev. Dr. Martin Mayerhofer

- Areas of Expertise: Patristic, Church History
- STD, Pontifical Gregorian University, 2011
- Priest
- curriculum vitae


Dr. Marie Meaney

- Areas of Expertise: European Literature
- PhD in French Literature, Oxford University
- Married, 1 child
- curriculum vitae

Prof. Rev. Dr. Thomas Möllenbeck

- Areas of Expertise: Systematic Theology
- Habilitation University of Vienna, 2015
- Dr. theol. Theological Faculty Paderborn, 2005
- priest
curriculum vitae

Rev. Prof. Dr. habil. Josef Spindelböck

- Areas of Expertise: Moral Theology
- Dr. theol., University of Vienna, 1993; Habilitation University of Lublin, 2004
- priest
curriculum vitae

Dr. med. Gintautas Vaitoska

- MMF Program Director
- Areas of Expertise: Pastoral Theology and Psychology
- MD, Psychiatry, Vilnius University, 1986; MTS, John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, Washington, DC, 1995; STL, International Theological Institute, Gaming, Austria, 2004
- married, 1 child
curriculum vitae

PD Dr. habil. Michael Wladika

- STL Program Director
- Areas of Expertise:  Philosophy
- Mag. phil. 1991, Dr. phil. 1995, habilitation 2004, University of Vienna
- married, 6 children
- curriculum vitae