Dominic V. Cassella is a 2018 graduate of Thomas More College of Liberal Arts. When he first graduated from high school, he left the States to spend seven months in Mexico City as a librarian and teacher. Before going to college, he worked at Eastern Christian Publication and the Orientale Lumen Foundation. During his time at ECPUBS, He met with Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew in 2014 as an Ecumenical Ambassador and pilgrim. In the spring of 2015, after a year and a half of studies at NVCC, he transferred to Thomas More College to pursue a classical education, starting as a second-semester freshman. As a student, he traveled to Kodiak, Alaska as a salmon fisherman, interned at the Vatican for the Pontifical Academy for Life, worked in Spain as a teacher, and was fortunate enough to backpack around western Europe for five weeks. At the College, he founded the debate club, the Milk Street Society, and the College’s beer brewing club and was a representative for the student government. In 2017, he became an Honors Scholar at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, and in 2018 he became a fellow at the Hertog Foundation. His senior thesis investigated Aristotle’s understanding of simple bodies and unity. After graduating from Thomas More College, Dominic married Carley (née Novotny) in July 2018, and they had their firstborn in October 2019. He is enrolled at the Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius for a master’s in theology and is on the student board of the Washington Theological Consortium. As a master’s student, he has presented at Ave Maria University, the Sacra Doctrine Project, the Byzantine Seminary, and the American Catholic Philosophical Association.
In addition to managing the communication efforts of Thomas More College of Liberal Arts and the development of the Thomas More College Press, Dominic is also a founding member of Winthrop House, a non-profit dedicated to the restoration of culture, Christianity, and community in the United States of America.