Dr. George Harne Dr. George Harne Executive Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences; Associate Professor
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As Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Harne brings a vision of Catholic education to his work that is animated by the thought of Plato, Cardinal Newman, Josef Pieper, John Paul II, and Benedict XVI. In his role as Dean, Harne cultivates the treasures of the School—its faculty, students, and programs—ensuring that it flourishes in light of the greater mission of the University and draws ever more deeply on the sources of that mission: particularly the great Catholic intellectual and spiritual traditions. He also champions the School within Houston, regionally, and in the nation at large.


  • Doctor of Philosophy - Music - Princeton (2008)
  • Master of Fine Arts - Music - Princeton (2001)
  • Master of Liberal Arts - St. John's College (1998)
  • Master of Arts - Music History - University of Washington (1996)
  • Bachelor in Music - Music Education - The University of Southern Mississippi (1994)

Faculty Excellence

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Each year, the University of St. Thomas honors outstanding faculty who exemplify extraordinary dedication and excellence in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service with the Saint Thomas Aquinas Excellence in Teaching Award, the Saint Edith Stein Excellence in Research Award, the Joseph M. McFadden Excellence in Service Award, and the Teach Online Awards to Spur Transformation (TOAST).

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