Dominic A. Aquila is a professor of history and director of institutional effectiveness and assessment at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas, where he was founding dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and served as provost and vice president for academic affairs and dean of graduate studies. Aquila was a professor of history and the founding dean of the School of Liberal Arts at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He also taught at a number of other colleges and universities, including Franciscan University of Steubenville, University of Rochester, and Rochester Institute of Technology.

Aquila has doctorate degrees in higher education administration from Texas Tech University, and in history from the University of South Africa. He earned an advanced degree in history from the University of Rochester. Aquila has an MBA from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in music from the Julliard School. He also did graduate studies in composition at the Eastman School of Music. Aquila has published a number of scholarly and popular articles in the Catholic Social Science Review, Image a Journal of Religion and the Arts, Our Sunday Visitor, Religions, and Social Justice Review. He is also involved in many professional organizations related to higher education and has received many awards for his work. He served as a consultant and mentor to organizations competing in Our Sunday Visitor Foundation’s 2021 Challenge for Catholic Innovators.

Aquila and his wife, Diane, have eleven children and eight grandchildren. They live in Houston.

Books by Dominic A. Aquila