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Minister , Humanities educator , studies educator

Rudra Vilius Dundzila, humanities educator, religious studies educator, minister. Ordained seniunas elder Lithuanian Ethnic Church, 1991. Fellow: Association Advancement of Baltic Studies (secretary-treasurer 1994-1997, vice president for professional development 2004-2006); member: Collegium Association Liberal Religious Scholars, Midwest American Academy Religion (section chair since 2005).

Background

Dundzila, Rudra Vilius was born on October 22, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Antanas Vytautas Dundzila and Dalia Joana Povilaitis.

Education

Bachelor, University Illinois, Chicago, 1982. Master of Arts, University Illinois, Chicago, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1991.

MPS, Loyola University, Chicago, 2002. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Meadville-Lombard Theological School, 2006.

Career

Postdoctoral researcher Vilnius (Lithuania) University, 1991. Visiting docent Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania, 1991—1992. Associate professor humanities Truman College City College Chicago, Chicago, since 1999.

Trainer Comp United States of America, Skokie, 1992—1993. Instructor Beloit College, Wisconsin, 1989—1991. Teaching assistant University Wisconsin, 1990—1991.

Instructor Madison Area Tech College, 1990—1991, Berlitz Language Center, Chicago, 1984—1985. Teacher Chicago Lithuanian High School, 1981—1982. President Lithuanian Ethnic Church Romuva of the United States, Chicago, 1992—2002.

Chaplain Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Pastoral Care Network, Chicago, since 1999.

Achievements

  • Ordained seniunas elder Lithuanian Ethnic Church, 1991.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Fellow: Association Advancement of Baltic Studies (secretary-treasurer 1994-1997, vice president for professional development 2004-2006). Member: Collegium Association Liberal Religious Scholars, Midwest American Academy Religion (section chair since 2005).

Connections

father:
Antanas Vytautas Dundzila

mother:
Dalia Joana Povilaitis