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Joseph L. Subbiondo
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Joseph L. Subbiondo, President of CIIS, has served as Dean of the School of Liberal Arts at St. Mary’s College of California; Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of the Pacific; and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Santa Clara University. Prior to his administrative appointments, Mr. Subbiondo served as a faculty member in the English Departments at Santa Clara University and Villanova University. His numerous scholarly publications primarily focus on the history of linguistics, especially the seventeenth-century philosophical language movement. Presently, his principal publications and presentations explore the relationship between language and consciousness as well as the development of integral education.

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Community Engagement and Higher Education

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 12:22 PM

All of us in higher education are under considerable pressure to justify the relevance and reduce the costs of our colleges and universities. While we often find ourselves on the defensive, our increasing programs and activities in community engagement strengthen our case for the significance and the value of higher...

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Religious Pluralism, Global Peace, and Higher Education

(12) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 2:31 PM

Egypt and Syria are the latest catastrophes compelling higher education to create and promote religious pluralism. Most, if not all, wars include religious conflict, so we should not be surprised when prominent social critics urge us to eliminate religion: notably Richard Dawkins in The God Delusion, and the late Christopher...

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From Liberal to Integral Education

(4) Comments | Posted August 21, 2013 | 3:50 PM

The public media, including an editorial by David Brooks in the New York Times, have been reporting a sharp decline in the number of college students majoring in the humanities (English, history, philosophy, etc.). Yet, many of us in liberal arts education, especially in the humanities, continue to talk about...

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