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.
Dr. Anthony Serapiglia joined the St. Vincent Faculty as Assistant Professor of Computing and Information Science (now Systems) in 2011 following completion of his Doctor of Science degree from Robert Morris University and publication of his Thesis, “Augmenting Communication Channels Outside of the Classroom: Online Chat for Virtual Office Hours” which focused on the integration of new computer based communication technology to expand the traditional classroom environment.
With 15+ years of work experience, Dr. Serapiglia brings a wealth of industry perspective to the Computer and Information Systems department. He has held positions ranging from the first Webmaster for PittsburghLIVE and the Tribune Review publishing company, Lead Systems Administrator for Microsoft Systems for Nauticom Internet Services, and, and most recently he had been the head systems architect and project manager for a regional managed services provider. He has also experience servicing the computing needs of the oil drilling, payment processing, health care, legal, and manufacturing industries.
Dr. Serapiglia is a true believer in the values of a Liberal Arts education and continues to sponsor and host a yearly panel symposium comprised of a diverse group of professors from various disciplines on campus. The purpose of these events is to discuss topics that have multiple viewpoints and to encourage students to appreciate diversity of thought. Previous topics have included: “The co-existence of Faith and Reason at a Catholic Benedictine Liberal Arts College”, “Knowledge - What does it mean to you? Your Discipline? Your Faith?” and “What is a Liberal Arts education and how is it different at St Vincent College?”
Dr. Serapiglia earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Allegheny College with a minor in Education. His other interests include Baseball, Formula One, Jazz, and old movies. He has also been a Master of Ceremonies for the Pittsburgh Irish Festival since 1995.