Originally from Southern Ontario, where he earned his living as guitarist and singer, Br. Kurt entered the Benedictines in 1983, becoming a fully-professed monk in 1987. He earned a B.A. Summa Cum Laude in Philosophy from St. John's Collegeville Minnesota, and an M.A. Magna Cum Laude in East/West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco. He is currently Project Director for the Loehr Organic Project and the Abbey Webmaster. He recently completed his term as President of the Saskatchewan Organic Directorate.
Curriculum Vitae: Br. Kurt Van Kuren OSB
Current Position at St. Peter’s College: Instructor in Introductory Psychology (Psy 120.3 & Psy 121.3)
Taught Introductory Psychology at St. Peter’s College since 1990.
Received a Bachelor’s in Philosophy (minor in Psychology) Summa Cum Laude from St. John’s University Collegeville Minnesota in 1988.
Received a Master’s in East-West Psychology Magna Cum Laude from the California Institute of Integral Studies in 1992.
Current Interests: 3d animation of facial expressions according to the Ekman Facial Action Coding System.
Is a contributing 3d artist to the Makehuman project http://www.makehuman.org
Is the Webmaster for St. Peter’s Abbey http://www.stpetersabbey.ca