Make it a summer of learning and adventure. Learn about Saint Vincent's history with Saint Vincent Past to Present: A Visual Journey. Learn the story of the Boniface Wimmer statue creation. Bring children or grandchildren to the wetlands and have an adventure!

Philip Kanfush

Philip Kanfush is the author of Renewed Each Morning (2005), a book of reflections on the wisdom and grace needed to lead healthy, happy lives rooted in the teaching of Jesus Christ. The book received a national honorable mention award from the Catholic Press Association in 2006 in the category first-time author of a book. Additionally, he contributed to The Saint Vincent Basilica, Latrobe Pennsylvania. One Hundred Years, a book published in 2005 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Saint Vincent Basilica. He is also the author of Emma’s Wetlands Adventure (2006), a children’s book explaining how the Passive Wetland Project at Saint Vincent College works to purify ground water polluted by Abandoned Mine Drainage in the area.

He is a professor in the Education Department at Saint Vincent College, procurator of Saint Vincent Archabbey, and is the founder of the Bearcat B.E.S.T. program at Saint Vincent College.

Father Philip has  a bachelor of arts degree in 1985, and a masters of business administration from the University of Pittsburgh, a bachelor of arts degree from Saint Vincent College, a master of arts degree and a master of divinity degree from Saint Vincent Seminary. He earned the master of education degree in special education from the University of Pittsburgh and a doctor of education degree in special education from West Virginia University in 2010.

Father Philip completed a post-graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis at the Pennsylvania State University, became a board-certified behavior analyst in 2006 and a doctoral-level board-certified behavior analyst in 2010. In 2012, he became a licensed behavior specialist in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as well as a certified brain injury specialist by the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists. In 2018 he earned a post-graduate certificate in Children’s Literature from Pennsylvania State University.

Father Philip holds Pennsylvania teaching certifications in the areas of Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Middle School Math, Middle School Science, Middle School English and Language Arts, Business, Computers and Technology Education; and Special Education: Mental and Physical Disabilities. Additionally, he is certified as a Reading Specialist, as a Program Specialist in English as a Second Language in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, an Employment Support Specialist and most recently, as an Authorized Continuing Education Provider with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.