Dr. Brian Gilchrist

Contact Information

St. Gregory Catholic School

15 Pine Street

Zelienople, PA 16063

Email: bgilchrist@stgregzelie.org

School Office Phone: (724) 452-9731


Ph.D., Rhetoric (2009-2013).

Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

Dissertation: The Metalogicon of John of Salisbury: Medieval Rhetoric as Educational Praxis.

Committee: Pat Arneson (Chair), Richard H. Thames, Janie Harden Fritz.

Teaching Certification: Secondary Education (2006-2007).

Communications 7-12 & English 7-12.

Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA

Master of Arts, English (2004-2006).

Emphasis in Medieval Literature.

English Department.

West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

Bachelor of Arts, English & Bachelor of Science, Broadcast News Journalism (1999-2004).

West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

Teaching Experience

St. Gregory Catholic School (Aug. 2020-current).

Zelienople, PA.

Middle School Language Arts Teacher.

Mt. Lebanon High School (Jan. 2020-June 2020).

Pittsburgh, PA.

Permanent Substitute High School English Teacher.

The Devil’s Advocate (school newspaper) Faculty Advisor.

Mount St. Mary’s University (2015-2020).

Emmitsburg, MD.

Assistant Professor of Communication.

Eastern University (2013-2015).

St. Davids, PA.

Assistant Professor of Media Studies.

Duquesne University (2009-2013).

Pittsburgh, PA.

Public Speaking Course Director, 2012–2013.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2009–2013.

Robert Morris University (2007-2009).

Moon Township, PA.

Adjunct Professor.

Hopewell Area School District (2007-2013).

Aliquippa, PA.

Jr. High and Sr. High Substitute Teacher.

International Travel

My teaching career has blessed me with opportunities for international travel by presenting my research at communication conferences held in the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, the University of Bologna in Italy, the University of Florence in Italy, and Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. I also co-instructed a course about the Twelfth Century Renaissance in France where a group of us spent Spring Break in Paris, France. We attend Mass at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris a few weeks before the fire destroyed much of the church.