Our dean Fr. John Behr travels in the U.S. and overseas, presenting retreats and book studies, meeting with other seminary administrators and students, and serving on non–profit boards. A renowned patristic scholar, Fr. John lectures in academic and popular venues.
In June, Fr. John spoke on "Jesus Christ as the Great Physician" at the Notre Dame University Center for Liturgy's 2014 Symposium, "Liturgy as Healing."
Our faculty members frequently travel to offer presentations at symposia, lecture at other seminaries, participate  in inter-Orthodox and ecumenical dialogue, and provide continuing education for clergy and laity.
From June 2-4, The Father Alexander Schmemann Professor of Liturgical Theology Dr. Paul Meyendorff traveled to New Hampshire for the 86th Meeting of the North America Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation, held at the St. Methodius Faith and Heritage Center of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston.
Marketing and Operations Manager The Rev. Dn. Gregory Hatrak logs many miles for SVS Press and Bookstore throughout the course of the year, both in the United States and abroad. Sometimes joined by the Dean or Chancellor, Editor-in-Chief The Rev. Dr. Benedict Churchill, or SVS Press Production Manager Michael Soroka, Dn. Gregory meets academics, clergy, various alumni, and numerous lay readers, answering their questions, recommending titles, and doing the set-up and tear-down for the traveling bookstore.
In May of 2014, Dn. Gregory Hatrak joined Michael Soroka and The Very Rev. Dr. John Behr, dean of St.  Vladimir's, at the North American Patristics Society Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. View photo gallery 
St. Vladimir's beautiful campus in Yonkers, NY, is host to many distinguished guests both in the school year and over the summer.
On August 30 and 31, The Most Rev. Melchisedek, archbishop of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Orthodox Church in America (OCA), joined in welcoming twenty-two new students to campus during Orientation Week.