ABOUT US - OUR FACULTY
Luke Macik, J.D.
Headmaster Luke Macik received his Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from Thomas Aquinas College in 1987, and served as Assistant Director of Admissions there from 1987 to 1990. During this time he also co-led the sophomore seminar in which students read and discussed works by Virgil, Plutarch, St. Augustine , Boethius, Dante, Chaucer, and St. Thomas Aquinas. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1993, after which he began practicing law in New Mexico . In 1995, he became a partner in the law firm of Mason, Isaacson, and Macik, PA, where he specialized in Indian Law and served as the insurance defense counsel for the Navajo Nation for fifteen years. He is also admitted to the bar in Colorado, Illinois, Navajo Nation, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has taught undergraduate law classes at the University of New Mexico Gallup campus and has taught numerous legal seminars.
Throughout his career he has been involved in leading and organizing Great Books reading groups with his peers. Mr. Macik is a board member of the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education which “exists to give Catholic educators a clear understanding of the riches of authentic Catholic education…and to help them implement the Church’s vision in their institutions.” In November of 2007, he became Vice President of Administration at Wyoming Catholic College in Lander, Wyoming and served on its Board of Trustees. He is the father of nine children and has been actively involved in home schooling with his wife, Lisa. As an enthusiastic advocate of the program of liberal education at the Lyceum, he is very pleased to serve as its second headmaster.
Mr. Mark A. Langley
After what he calls “a splendid sabbatical" serving as Dean of Faculty and Academics at Holy Family Academy in New Hampshire, founding headmaster Mark Langley returns to the Lyceum where he serves as our first “Academic Dean.” Mr. Langley is particularly delighted to assist his old friend, Headmaster Macik, in the implementation, review and further development of the Lyceum's excellent classical curriculum. He is also thrilled to serve on the Lyceum faculty as a full time teacher - and a member of the bass section in the Lyceum Chorale!
Mr. Langley holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Thomas Aquinas College. He taught at Trivium School in Massachusetts for twelve years, where he also directed the all-school chorus. In addition to his teaching duties, Mr. Langley served on the Executive Committee of the board of Trustees, and was the acting Academic Dean and director of fundraising. He served two years as the Curriculum Development Manager for Advantage Schools, Inc., a charter school management company headquartered in Boston MA. There he assisted in designing and managing a budget of two million dollars while also developing and managing the curriculum at 20 charter schools around the country.
Mr. Langley loves sacred polyphonic music of the Renaissance and has had the privilege of founding and directing several adult, youth and children choirs in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Ohio. He has also served as organist and Director of Music at the beautiful church of St. John the Evangelist in Clinton, Massachusetts. Today, Mark and his wife Stephanie, along with their eleven children, reside in Cleveland Heights.
Mr. James Flood
The choral director of the Lyceum Schola Cantorum, Mr. Flood has conducted choirs for 14 years, holding posts at several churches, including the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen; he is currently the Director of Music at St. Clement Parish in Lakewood. Mr. Flood is also the founder and president of The Foundation for Sacred Arts, a Catholic nonprofit organization that seeks to stimulate a movement in new sacred music, art, and architecture. Mr. Flood received his bachelor's and master's degrees in classical guitar from Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, where he studied under world-renowned classical guitarist Manuel Barrueco. He has 19 years' experience offering guitar instruction. Mr. Flood is the husband of Jeanette Flood, with whom he has six children.
Dr. Peter Gilbert
Dr. Gilbert received his Ph.D. from Catholic University of America, for a doctoral dissertation titled Person and Nature in the Theological Poems of St. Gregory of Nazianzus. His major field of study was Greek Patristics with a minor in Latin Patristics. In 1985 he received a B.A. (M.A.), University of Oxford (Pembroke College) where he majored in theology. In 1981 he received a B.A. from St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland in liberal arts (Philosophy and mathematics). St. John's College is the original Great Books College in the United States.
Dr. Gilbert has most recently taught an on-line course in Eastern Christian Studies through the Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv, Ukraine and was Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies at Seton Hall University from September - December 2010. From June 1998 - June 2005 he taught at St. John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the sister campus to St. John's Annapolis. In his seven years of teaching at St. John's College, he taught all four undergraduate seminar classes (twice-weekly discussions of classic texts in philosophy, theology, history, or literature); freshman and sophomore (Greek), and junior (French) language tutorials; mathematics including Euclid, Ptolemy, Apollonius, Descartes' algebra and calculus; laboratory, including biology (both observational and theoretical), chemistry, and the atomic theory; he has also taught music theory. Since 2005, he has been working on a book about John Bekkos and has translated a number of his writings from Greek into English.
Mrs. Colleen Hogan
Colleen Hogan brings a wealth of educational experience to The Lyceum. She graduated summa cum laude from the Honors Program at John Carroll University with a B.A. in English Literature. She then taught Latin, English, and humanities for six years at Ruffing Montessori Middle School, whose curriculum was modeled on Mortimer Adler’s Paideia Proposal, a manifesto for classical education. Colleen has also served as a catechist for The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and is a licensed Kindermusik instructor. She began teaching at The Lyceum in 2009 after several years of homeschooling. Colleen and her husband James are the parents of five children, three of whom have graduated from The Lyceum. She currently serves as a cantor and choir member at the Church of the Gesu. She delights in singing great choral works, especially those of Mozart and Haydn, and reading the novels of Jane Austen. She unashamedly admits that her favorite movie is The Sound of Music.
Mr. Ted Smith
Ted Smith, a native Clevelander, earned his B.A. in Mathematics from The University of Dallas in 2006. He joined the faculty of the Lyceum in 2007, and has been a permanent fixture ever since. Over the years Mr. Smith has taught a wide variety of classes, his favorites being AP Calculus and Homeric Greek Poetry.
Mr. Raymond Wilson
Raymond C. Wilson is a graduate of Brown University (A.B., magna cum laude), where he pursued his lifelong interests in history and international relations. He received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Focusing on international tax planning, Mr. Wilson practiced in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts before joining the adjunct faculty at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he taught for nine years. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson are the parents of four children and live in Shaker Heights, Ohio, where they are members of Gesu Parish.