Please join us in congratulating Dr Gaelan Gilbert on his promotion to Associate Professor of English Language and Literature! Dr Gilbert has served USK for five years and he is the first Faculty member to receive this recognition. This is a wonderful achievement for him and an important milestone for the USK community.

A writer and poet, Professor Gilbert earned his Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Victoria (2015) and has taught in Greece, Canada, and France. He instructs lessons in literature and the arts & humanities from the ancient to the modern era and is the directing faculty in the Integrated Core curriculum. His poems have appeared in Windhover, The Latent Print, Stroboscope, and elsewhere. Born and raised in Carlsbad, CA, Dr. Gilbert earned his B.A. in English in 2007 from Point Loma Nazarene University. He then went on to earn his master’s in  English in 2009 from San Diego State University. Most recently, he attained his   Ph.D. in English from the University of Victoria (2015). As Assistant Professor of  English Language & Literature, Dr. Gilbert instructs lessons in general English literature, as well as literature in translation from the ancient to the modern era. He is also responsible for covering two core courses of the English curriculum: Interdisciplinary Studies and the Liberal Arts & Classical Rhetoric.

Dr. Gilbert also serves as the program director and main advisor for the Arts and Humanities degree program. He is more than happy to speak with students regarding questions for any of the major concentrations in the Arts and Humanities degree, as well as any questions pertaining to the Saint Katherine College library.

Dr. Gilbert is confident that, in taking courses in the Integrated Core curriculum and the English Language & Literature major, students will discover the riches of historical civilization, the depth of Christian tradition, the thrill of reading profound literature, the challenge of asking big questions about themselves, and the adventure of learning to examine the culture around them. It is his sincere desire that students gain the cognitive and spiritual resources for persuasively articulating and courageously seeking truth.

After all, as Ivan Karamazov knew, “we in our green youth have to settle the eternal questions first of all.”