Events and Programs
Annapolis Executive Seminars
2013-2014 Tutor Profiles
All classes are conducted in seminar or discussion format. Faculty members, called tutors, do not lecture or drive the discussion with certain ends in mind; rather they lead a discussion on the text under consideration.
Deborah S. Axelrod
B.A., St. John's College, Annapolis, 1968; M.A., Johns Hopkins University, 1971; M.S., Georgetown University, 1974; Tutor, St. John's College, Annapolis (1974–) Ms. Axelrod has served as a tutor in the Baltimore Executive Seminar 2006–2007 and in the Washington and Annapolis Seminar from 2007 to present.
Nicholas A. Capozzoli
B.S., Manhattan College, 1964; M.D., New York University, 1968; M.A., St. John's College, 1981. Board Certified 1976, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; Medical License in the State of Maryland; Attending Neurologist, Anne Arundel Medical Center, since 1974, Crownsville State Hospital from 1976 to 2000; Associate Attending Neurologist, Johns Hopkins Hospital, since 1975; Chairman, Medical Ethics Committee,Anne Arundel Medical Center, 1985-94. Tutor, St. John's College, since 1982. Dr. Capozzoli has served as an Executive Seminar tutor in Annapolis since 1991.
Michael G. Dink
Harvard University, 1970-72; B.A., St. John's College, Annapolis, 1975; M.A., Philosophy, The Catholic University of America, 1978; Ph.D., Philosophy, The Catholic University of America, 1986; Teaching Assistant, The Catholic University of America (1978-80); Tutor, St. John's College, Santa Fe (1980-84); Tutor, St. John's College, Annapolis (1984-); Director of Athletics, St. John's College, Annapolis (1986-88); Director, Graduate Institute in Liberal Education (1998-2001); Dean, Annapolis Campus (2005-2010); tutor in the Executive Seminar program in Washington DC 1999-2005, 2010-present.
Christopher B. Nelson
B.A., St. John's College, 1970; J.D., University of Utah College of Law, 1973. Admitted to the Bar, State of Illinois, N.D. Illinois, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Supreme Court; Associate, 1973-78, Partner, 1979, Schiff Hardin & Waite, Chicago; Co-founder and Principal, 1979-91, President, 1987-91, Kovar Nelson Brittain Sledz & Morris, Chicago; President, St. John's College, since 1991. Mr. Nelson has served as an Executive Seminar tutor in Annapolis from 1991 to 2001, in Washington, from 1996-2002, in Chicago from 1999 to 2003, in New York, 2000-2002, in Philadelphia 1996-2003, and Baltimore, 1995-2003, 2005-present.
William A. Pastille
A.B. in Music, Brown University, 1976; M.A., 1979, Ph.D., 1985 Cornell University, Musicology; Visiting Faculty, School of Music, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1985-86; Tutor, St. John's College since 1986, Assistant Dean, 1994-96, Director of the Graduate Institute, 2001-2004. Mr. Pastille has served as an Executive Seminar tutor in Philadelphia and New York since 1996.
George A. Russell
B.A., St. Francis College, 1973; M.A., 1983, Ph.D., 1994, The Catholic University of America. Dean of Students, St. Patrick's Academy, 1981–86: Teacher, Hamden Hall, 1986–91: Adjunct Lecturer, Albertus Magnus College, 1986–91: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Xavier University, 1991–95: Tutor, St. John's College, since 1995. Mr. Russell has served as an Executive Seminar tutor since 1999.
B.A. St. John's College, 1977; M.A., University of Dallas, 1979; University of Heidelberg, 1980–81; Ph.D., University of Dallas, 1990; Fulbright Fellow, 1980–81; Assistant Professor, Whitney Young College, Kentucky State University, 1983–90;Tutor, St. John's College, Annapolis, 1990–present. Mr. Salem has served as a tutor in the Annapolis Executive seminar since 2006.
B.A., Columbia College, Columbia University, 1984; M.A., 1993; Ph.D., 1996; Lecturer, School of Philosophy, Catholic University of America, 1996; National Fulbright Research Fellow, Rome, 1994–95; National Endowment for the Humanities Post–Doctoral Fellow, Core Curriculum Program, Boston University, 1996–98; Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Villanova University, 1998–2001; Tutor, St. John's College, Annapolis, 2001–present. Mr. Tomarchio has been a tutor in the Executive Seminar program since 2008.
B.A., Loyola College, 1969; M.A., Harvard, 1970; Diplome, Universite de Paris, 1967, 1973; Ph.D., Harvard, 1976; J.D., Yale Law School, 1981; Graduate Prize Fellow, Harvard (1969-74); High School English Teacher, Cambridge Free School (1970-72); Tutor, St. John's College, Santa Fe (1974-84), Annapolis (1984-); Intern, U.S. Organized Crime Strike Force, Manhattan (1980); MA Bar Association (1981-); Aspen Institute (1999-); Senior Adviser on Seminars, Aspen Institute (2000-); Co-ordinator, AIDS Task Force, Corporate Council on Africa (2000-); tutor in the Executive Seminar program since 2010.
B.S., Psychology, Fordham University, 1972; M.A., 1974, Ph.D., Philosophy, 1975, University of Southern California; M.A., Experimental Psychology, University of California, San Diego, 1978; Tutor, St. John's College, Santa Fe, 1975–85; Annapolis, 1985–; Assistant Dean, 1988–91; Director, Graduate Institute in Liberal Education, 1992–1995; N. E. H. Chair in Modern Thought, 1997–99. Mr. Verdi served as a tutor in the Executive Seminar program since 1995.