Dr. Dominic Aquila Dr. Dominic Aquila Tenured Professor, History; Fellow of the Core; Associate Division Dean of Liberal Studies - Fine Arts
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Dr. Dominic Aquila has 30 years of experience in public and private higher education. Aquila is also a Trustee and Chair of the Council of Scholars of the American Academy of Liberal Education, a member of the Council of Independent Colleges Task Force for Chief Academic Officers and Chief Financial Officers, and an active participant and lecturer in the national Fides et Ratio seminars for Catholic university and college faculty. His areas of research include music and culture and higher education administration. He can also speak on American and European history.

Areas of Expertise
History ¦ Opera and Culture ¦ Higher Education


  • Doctorate of Education - Higher Education Administration - Texas Tech University (2020)
  • Doctor of Literature and Philosophy - History - University of South Africa (2001)
  • Master of Business Admin - Marketing - NEW YORK UNIVERSITY (1980)
  • Bachelor of Music - Percussion - The Juilliard School (1977)

Teaching Areas

  • UST Interdisciplinarity and Leader
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