Saint Vincent College is a welcoming environment, sharing the core values of the Benedictine tradition, especially hospitality, community, love, prayer and respect for the dignity of all.
Founded in 1848 by Boniface Wimmer, a monk from Bavaria, we are the first Benedictine college in the United States. Saint Vincent College has striven to embody the ideals and character of the 1,500-year-old heritage of Benedictine education. For 170 years, the monks of Saint Vincent have exemplified and carried on this living Benedictine tradition.
Got monks? We do, and we’re proud of it.
Michael P. Krom became a member of the Saint Vincent College faculty in 2007 after earning his Ph.D. in philosophy from Emory University and his master of arts degree from Boston College; since then he has been promoted to full professor and currently serves as chair of the philosophy department as well as director of the Faith and Reason Summer Program. He has published works in areas of moral and political philosophy with an emphasis on the relationship between Catholicism and liberalism. His articles have appeared in such journals as Journal of Religious Ethics, Hobbes Studies, and Catholic Social Science Review. In 2011 he authored The Limits of Reason in Hobbes’s Commonwealth (Continuum, 2011) and is currently working on a manuscript on Aquinas’s moral, economic, and political theory. He has delivered over 40 professional paper, including invited talks at such institutions as Belmont Abbey College, Franciscan University of Steubenville, and University of Dallas. He and his wife, Jessica, reside in Latrobe with their six children. They are members of St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church (Bradenville, PA), and Dr. Krom serves there as high school ECF instructor. In addition, he is a curriculum coordinator for Christ the Divine Teacher School (Latrobe, PA), helping to oversee its transition to a classical grammar as well as logic school.