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 SBU 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 associate 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 2024 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 2024

  • 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.

    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 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, taught 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 Aquariann.

    Dr. Adam Ritchie
    Dr. Adam Ritchie is Senior Vaccinologist at the Jenner Institute and Lecturer in Human Science at St. Catherine’s College, 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. Dr. 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 at least 6 million lives saved through the manufacture and distribution of over 3 billion doses in 170 countries. He also works on projects to develop a new rabies vaccine and technologies to improve vaccine manufacturing, as well as being involved in teaching and admissions across the university. Adam 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 has received the St. Bonaventure University Medal of Honor for services to education, a Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Oxford, and has received the following awards related to his COVID-19 vaccine work: Royal Society Copley Medal; Pride of Britain Award; BSI Global Impact & Innovation Award; GQ Men of the Year Awards-Heroes of the Year, and the NHS Parliamentary Awards-The Excellence in Healthcare Award.