MARK KOSCINSKI CPA, D.LITT.
D.Litt. in Eastern Christian Spirituality, Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, Drew University, Madison NJ, 2011. Dissertation: “Forgiveness in the Eastern Christian Tradition. “ Dissertation Director: Dr. James Pain, Pfeiffer Professor of Religion, Drew University. Drew University has a Methodist seminary. The study of religion there provided unique insight into various aspects of Christianity. Course work included American Religious History, Eastern Monasticism, History of the Byzantine Empire, The City of God, Liturgical Tradition and Ordination in the Eastern Church, and the History of the Diaconate.
Diaconate Formation Program (2002-2006) Byzantine Diocese of Passaic, NJ, 2004-2007. Equivalent of a master’s degree. Course work included Letters of St. Paul, Gospels, Chant, and Canon Law.
ChFC. American College, Bryn Mawr, Pa, 2002. (Graduate level certificate in personal financial planning)
M.S in Taxation, Washington School of Law, Sandy, Utah, 1996.
M.B.A. in Professional Accounting, Rutgers Graduate School of Business, Newark NJ, 1979. Elected to Beta Gamma Sigma, the business honor society.
B.A. in Economics with high honors (top five percent of class), Rutgers College, New Brunswick, NJ, 1978. Completed four year course of study in three years and graduated in top 5% of class. Elected to Omicron Delta Epsilon, the economics honor society. Coursework included multiple classes in moral philosophy; Plato, pre-Socratic philosophers, post-Socratic philosophers, epistemology, history of philosophy; philosophy of economics and European history.
Assistant Professor of Accounting Practice. Moravian College, Bethlehem PA. (2007-Present).
THEOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY COURSES DESIGNED AND TAUGHT:
“Introduction to Philosophy”. Union County College, Cranford, NJ. Spring 2017. Three credit course covering Plato, Descartes, Kant, Paley, Mill and Martin Luther King.
“Constantine the Great”. Byzantine On-Line. St. Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Catholic Seminary, Pittsburg PA. Eight week session with original course content taught through “Populi” software. Spring 2016. Developed and presented the course.
“Athanasius the Great”. Byzantine On-Line. St. Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Catholic Seminary. Pittsburg PA. Developed eight week session with original course content taught through “Populi” software.
Koscinski, M. (2019). The Gospel of James and Other Gems of Eastern Christianity. Self-published: Amazon
Koscinski, M (2019). Living the Eastern Christian Faith. Self-published: Amazon
Chairman of the Board of Directors (2014-2018)
MOCEANS Center for Independent Living.
MOCEANS a not for profit non-governmental corporation serving the disabled by the disabled in Monmouth and Ocean County NJ. Funded by government and private grant company serves two counties in New Jersey under State supervision.
Entered the clerical state as a Lector in 2005. Ordained to the Subdiaconate and Diaconate in 2007. Preaching faculties 2007-2017.
Finance Officer (Chief Financial Officer) of the Byzantine Catholic Diocese of Passaic, 2005-2010. The Diocese has 90 parishes. Responsible for treasury, accounting, legal, and real estate matters.
Administrator of St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Perth Amboy, NJ., 2010. Served as deacon in six parishes in the Eparchy.
Special Assistant to the Administrator of the Eparchy of Passaic. Responsibilities include temporal goods administration and drafting correspondence for the Eparchial Administrator. March 2013-October 2013.
Campus Minister, Rutgers University, 2007 Spring and Fall Semesters. Conducted evening prayer services and bible studies for college students.
Assigned to St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, Hillsborough NJ (2005-2017). Participated in the Sunday and holyday Divine Liturgies and prayer services. Taught Fourth Grade Eastern Christian Formation Classes. Finance Committee Chair.
Frequent contributor to the Diocesan newspaper.
ADULT EDUCATION COURSES AUTHORED:
“The Year of Faith: A Byzantine Catholic Perspective”. A comprehensive adult education course consisting of PowerPoint slides, workbook, and notes. Used in the Eparchy of Passaic for continuing education and retreats. The total number of slides and workbook exceeded 150 pages.
“The Divine Liturgy”. A comprehensive adult education course used in the Eparchy of Passaic for continuing education. . Prepared slide show and authored appendix. Course was co-authored and co-taught with Fr. Ronald Hatton
“The Gospel of Mark”. A four session course focusing on the artistic and historical aspects of the Gospel of St. Mark.