Roman Zaviyskyy, PhD is currently a dean of the Philosophical and Teological Faculty of Ukrainian Catholic University. Rev. Zaviyskyy was born and grew up in Lviv, where he earned an engineering degree. After graduating from the Lviv Theological Academy (now UCU) in 1999, Rev. Zaviyskyy earned a master’s degree and licentiate at the Catholic University of Leuven (formerly known as Louvain) in Belgium. He then taught theology at UCU and in 2005 started doctoral studies at Oxford. In July 2011 he become the first Ukrainian citizen to defend a doctorate in theology at Oxford University. Zaviyskyy is also a trustee of Ukr-Aid, a charitable organization.