St. Bonaventure University

Oxford Courses & faculty

At Oxford, you have the opportunity to take two or three courses. Because these fulfill course requirements detailed in the St. Bonaventure course catalog, grades will be transferred directly to your St. Bonaventure transcript and degree audit.

While you can take three courses, you might be much better off taking two. Much of the learning while you are at Oxford comes outside the classroom – the experiences of being in the U.K., of formal dinners of elegant food paired with the perfect wine, of traveling to other countries, and of the daily learning that comes from living abroad. You might want to optimize the time you have away from class and the library. That time, too, is invaluable learning time.

Many courses do not have prerequisites. However, if you plan to take an upper-level course offered at Oxford, prior to participating in the summer program you must ensure all course prerequisites have been met or secure permission to participate through the assistant director.

When the weather is nice, classes are often held outside in the gardens of Trinity College.

The exact courses that will be offered in 2023 will be determined by student interest early in the spring semester. The following is the list of courses which will be tentatively offered. If you are interested in Oxford, plan your spring on-campus schedule accordingly.

Possible courses for 2023

  • Oxford faculty

    Dr. Clemena Antonova
    Dr. Clemena Antonova is a historian of art and literature with degrees from Edinburgh (M.A.) and Oxford (Ph.D.) universities. She has held research fellowships in France, Germany, Belgium, and Austria and has taught at universities in Bulgaria, Morocco, and Britain. At present, she is the research director of the "Eurasia in Global Dialogue" Programme at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, Austria. She is also affiliated with the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies at Cambridge. Her fields of research and teaching interest include art history and theory, English and American literature, religious studies, theology, and political theory.

    Giles Bootheway
    Giles Bootheway is lecturer in finance in the School of Business at St. Bonaventure University. He is a graduate of St. Andrews University of Scotland and of Brown University in the United States. He holds American, British and French citizenship and is fluent in English and French.

    Anne Lee
    Anne Lee, associate director of the Francis E. Kelley Oxford Program, teaches journalism in the Jandoli School of Communication at her alma mater, St. Bonaventure University. She worked at Mercer County (New Jersey) Community College as a reference librarian, English composition instructor, Learning Center tutor, and mentor for the DREAM program for intellectually disabled students. She wrote, edited and assigned news feature stories at Dorf Feature Service, an affiliate of The Star-Ledger, New Jersey’s largest newspaper, and was acting communications director for the County of Mercer, New Jersey’s capital county. She holds an MSLIS from Pratt Institute.

    Dr. Richard Lee
    Dr. Richard Lee is a professor of journalism and mass communication in the Jandoli School of Communication at St. Bonaventure University and executive director of the Jandoli Institute, which he defines as “a forum for academic research, creative ideas and constructive debate on the intersection between media and democracy.” He is an alumnus of St. Bonaventure, holding a B.A. in English. He also earned an M.A. in public media arts from Montclair State University and a Ph.D. in media studies from Rutgers University. Lee was a visiting professor at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy, teaching a course in Media and Elections in 2010. From 2006 to 2011, he taught Media and Government at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, and from 1996 to 2008, Public Relations and English composition at Mercer County (N.J.) Community College. He was the communications director and a founding member of the Hall Institute of Public Policy-New Jersey; a deputy communications director for two New Jersey governors; a public information officer for the township of Woodbridge and for the New Jersey Assembly majority. Prior to those positions, he worked as a journalist, writing about news, education and politics for The Montclair Times and The News Tribune of Woodbridge and about rock music for The Aquarian.

    St. Bonaventure University's Chernice Miller
    Dr. Chernice Miller, liaison officer in the St. Bonaventure Oxford program, is a lecturer in English at Princeton University. Her research specialization lies in the intersection between the literary and the digital worlds, examining the socio-educational connection between cognition and entertainment with various popular and subcultural mediums. She had been a full-time faculty member at Northern Essex Community College in Massachusetts and also had taught at the University of Buffalo. She also taught for the Jandoli School of Communication, the Department of English, and for the Dual Enrollment Program, all at St. Bonaventure University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree with a double major in journalism and the performing arts and her master’s degree in English.

    Dr. Adam Ritchie
    Dr. Adam Ritchie is a lecturer in human science at St Catherine’s College and senior project manager at the Jenner Institute, University of Oxford. His expertise is in immunology and infectious disease, and he has worked on a range of diseases including HIV/AIDS, rabies and malaria. Ritchie was involved in the development of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, playing a leading role in the manufacturing process for the vaccine that has seen over 1.2 billion doses used in 170 countries. His work is said to have saved six million lives. He also works on projects to develop a new rabies vaccine and technologies to stabilize vaccines without the need for cold storage, as well as being involved in teaching and admissions across the university. Ritchie has a B.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of New South Wales, Australia, and a post-graduate diploma in education from the University of Oxford. He received the St. Bonaventure University Medal of Honor for services to education in July 2012 and a Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Oxford in 2013.