Dr. Damian serves as a professor of Philosophy and Ethics in both the undergraduate and graduate programs at Metropolitan College of New York and served as the coordinator of the Staten Island branch of MCNY. In addition to teaching at MCNY since 1992, Dr. Damian has taught courses at St. Vladimir's Theological Seminary, the College of New Rochelle, and Spiru Haret University, Bucharest. He has served as a priest in Romania, as Dean of Dorohoi District and as a magazine editor. He is the founder and president of the Romanian Institute of Orthodox Theology and Spirituality, New York, editor of a cultural magazine and two academic journals, a Senior Fellow of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, Pasadena, CA, and of the Sophia Institute, New York, as well as President of the American branch of the Academy of Romanian Scientists. Dr. Damian has organized, presided and presented his research at over 100 national and international conferences. He holds a PhD from Bucharest University a PhD from Fordham University, a Doctor Honoris Causa from Bioterra University, Bucharest a Th.M.from Princeton Theological Seminary, has conducted post-graduate studies at the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne, Switzerland, and received a BA from Bucharest University.
He has also been the recipient of prestigious awards for his work in academic disciplines such as Philosophy, Theology, Ethics, Creative Writing, and Literary Criticism Dr. Damian has published over 30 books, as well as hundreds of articles and poems in both Romanian and English in the United States and Europe.
Among his books are Gregory of Nazianzus’ Poetry and His Human Face in It; The Idea of God in Eminescu’s Poetry (in Romanian); Life and Mind. Perspectives on the Human Condition (Ed., with Richard Grallo and Bert Breiner); The Isar Sign (poetry); Prayers in Hell (poetry); Introduction to Christianity: The First Millenium (in Romanian); Philosophy and Literature: A Hermeneutic of the Metaphysical Challenge (in Romanian); and The Icons. Theological and Spiritual Dimensions According to St. Theodore of Studion.