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 Primate and Presiding Bishop of the Apostolic Episcopal Church
  • 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.
  • Boards of Studies 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.

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 Apostolic Episcopal Church.

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. The listing of Fellows below is selective rather than complete and includes those who are most directly associated with the University’s current programs and activities.

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.

Officers

Chancellor and Supreme Head (Primate and Presiding Bishop of the Apostolic Episcopal Church)

Mar Joannes Edmundus (The Most Revd. Edmond John Kersey de Polanie-Patrikios)
OCR, OA, HonLLD, HonDByzSt, HonDRel, DChr, DD, STD, DLitt, 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, FIMEB, FCSM, FMCM, FLSMR, HonAFCM, Fellow of the Central School of Religion, Honorary Academician, Pontificia Accademia Tiberina, Rome, Mukungu of the Kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara
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Vice-Chancellor

Canon 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; Lay Canon of the Apostolic Episcopal Church.
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Registrar

Mr Kevin Richard
BA, FWOU, FEAU
Official Fellow

Fellows

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 William Clark
OAM, HonDMus, DLitt, MMus, MA, GradDipMus, HonFGCM, HonFNCM, HonFNMSM, HonFGMS, FRSCM, FRSA, FVCM(Hons), FMusEdASMC, FMusicolASMC, FDipSCSM, FDip(ChM), FIMEB, FCSME, FIAL(Lond), FHSM, FASC, FWOU, FEAU, LTCL
Professorial Fellow and Professor of Church Music
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The Right Revd. Richard Hurford OAM, STD, MTh, GradDipTheol, BA, DipREd, ThDip, MACE, HonFGCM, HonFGMS, FWOU, ACertCM
Honorary Fellow, formerly Anglican Bishop of Bathurst, Australia

The Revd. Professor Klousse Komlan John
HonPhD, FWOU, FEAU
Official Fellow and Professor of Ministry

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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Dr Allan Savage
DTh, STD, DLitt, FWOU, FEAU
Official Fellow and Tutor in Theology and Philosophy
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The Most Revd. Francis C. Spataro
OCR, OA, DChr, STD, DD, MS, FWOU
Emeritus Fellow; Emeritus Primate of the Apostolic Episcopal Church
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Professor A.M.D.G. Walsh
OSB(SL), DLitt, ThD, DMus, GTCL, HonFNCM, FWOU, FEAU, FHSM, FIAL(Lond), FVCM, FCCM, FMCM, FGMS, HonGCM, Honorary Academician, Pontificia Accademia Tiberina, Rome.
Professorial Fellow and Director of Studies in Church Music
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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 Most Revd. Dom Nagui Zayat
FWOU
Honorary Fellow; Exarch of Brazil of the Byelorussian Patriarchate of St Andrew the First-Called Apostle