Bishop Borys Gudziak, Ph. D

President of the UCU

Archeparch of Philadelphia for Ukrainians and Metropolitan for the Ukrainian Catholic Church in USA

Date and place of birth: Nov. 24, 1960, Syracuse, New York, USA  

Ph.D. 1983–1992 Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Interdepartmental program: Slavic and Byzantine Cultural HistoryThesis: «Crisis and Reform: The Kievan Metropolitanate, the Patriarchate of Constantinople, and the Genesis of the Union of Brest»Publication: Crisis and Reform: The Kievan Metropolitanate, the Patriarchate of Constantinople, and the Genesis of the Union of Brest. Cambridge, M. A.: Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, 1998.
L.S.E.O. 1994–1995 Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome, ItalyFaculty of Eastern Ecclesiastical Sciences; Summa cum laude Thesis: «Towards an Analysis of the ‘Neo-Patristic Synthesis’ of Georges Florovsky»
S.T.B. 1980–1983 Pontificia Universita Urbaniana, Rome, ItalyFaculty of Theology; Magna cum laude
B.S. 1978–1980 Syracuse University, Syracuse, New YorkMajors: biology, philosophy; Summa cum laudeHonors thesis: «Medieval Arguments for the Existence of God»



1980–1983 Holy Sofia College, Rome, ItalyChurch History and Byzantine Liturgics
1986 Jagiellonian University, Cracow, PolandPolish Language summer program
1988 Kiev State University, Kiev, UkraineUkrainian Language and Linguistics


  Harvard University, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
1986–1987 Convers. Instructor for Slavic Ga and Gc, Begin. and Intermed. Ukrainian
1997 History Department, Summer School, Modern Ukrainian History
  Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Sheptytsky Summer Institute
1992 Heritage of Eastern Christianity
  University of St. Paul, Ottawa, Sheptytsky Summer Institute, Faculty of Theology
1993 Introduction to Eastern Christianity
1994 Selected Topics in Eastern Christian Thought
  Lviv State University, Faculty of History
1992 Introduction to Oral Historiography
1993 Conference course on Oral Historiography
  Ukrainian Catholic University-Lviv Theological Academy, Faculty of Philosophy and Theology
1995- Survey of Byzantine History and Civilization (baccalaureate program)
1995- Christian Spirituality in a Post-Modern Age (baccalaureate program)
  Pontifical Oriental Institute, Program for Pre-Theology Students
1996 Eastern Slavic Christianity

Administrative Experience

2005 –             Member of the Advisory Committee of Ivan Franko National University in Lviv

2013 –
President of the UCU
2002 – 2013
Rector, Ukrainian Catholic University
2000–2001 Rector, Lviv Theological Academy
1996– Chairman, Ukrainian Committee of the International Association for Comparative Church History
1995–2001 Project Coordinator, Ukrainian team of project «Aufbruch», a ten nation comparative study of effects of totalitarianism on the Catholic Church in the societies of Central and Eastern Europe coordinated by the Pastorales Forum (Univ. of Vienna)
1995–2000 Vice–Rector, Lviv Theological AcademyDean of Academic affairs, responsible for development of Research Institutes; partial responsibility for fundraising and library development
1993–95 Chairman, Commission for the Revival of the Lviv Theological Academy Responsible for overall vision, primary responsibility for curriculum, library development, faculty recruitment and textbook preparation; partial responsibility for fundraising
1992–2002 Founding Director, Institute of Church History, Lviv Ukraine
1992– Project Coordinator, «Profiles of Fortitude and Flexibility: An Oral History of the Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Church, 1946–1989»

2005                “For Service,” Governmental Award of the 3rd degree, granted by the Ukrainian President Victor Yushchenko

2005                “For Intellectual Courage” by the chapter of the Journal YI

2000 Galician Knight: Scholar of the Year in Western Ukraine
1992–1993 IREX Post-doctoral Republican Research Residency, Ukraine
1992 Kennan Institute Short-term Research Grant
1990–1991 Social Science Research Council Dissertation Grant
1989–1990 Dumbarton Oaks Junior Fellow
1989 Fulbright Hays Dissertation Fellowship, Poland and Italy
1989 IREX Dissertation Fellowship, Poland
1988 IREX Language Training Grant, Kiev, USSR
1986–1988 National Graduate Fellowship (Javits Fellowship)
1985–1986, 1986 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships
1980 Elected to Phi Beta Kappa