Philadelphia Catholic Scholars Program

PCSP Directors


Luca D'Anselmi

Luca D’Anselmi is a Ph.D. candidate in Classics at Bryn Mawr College and Chair of the Department of Humanities at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. He joined the St Charles faculty in 2016 and teaches numerous courses in Latin and Greek language and literature, including Virgil and Horace, Biblical Greek, and all levels of Latin. Luca’s research focuses on Latin poetry generally, with specific interests in visuality and poetic style, as well as the Renaissance reception of Virgil. A student of classical education himself, Luca is keenly aware of the importance of the profound benefits of an education that opens students to the Great Tradition and engages them in a millenia-old conversation about the true, the good, and the beautiful.

Cassie detwiler

Cassie Detwiler is a graduate of the Templeton Honors College at Eastern University, where she developed a deep love for liberal education and the Great Books of western civilization. She currently teaches humanities at The Mason Academy, a local homeschool co-operative, and serves as Assistant Director for the Academy – all in addition to taking care of her two-year-old son, Andrew. Cassie enjoys introducing high school students to our great intellectual heritage and cultivating a community of Catholics who are committed to engaging the life of the mind.

AUstin Detwiler

Austin Detwiler received a master’s degree in theology after finishing his bachelor’s at the Templeton Honors College at Eastern University. He is currently the Assistant Director of the Matthew J. Ryan Center at Villanova University and an adjunct professor in Villanova’s Augustine and Culture Seminar Program. Along with his wife, Cassie, Austin is committed to fostering a community of engaged and informed Catholics who are able to serve as witnesses of the Gospel in their local communities. He is deeply committed to education and the task of introducing students to the rich and beautiful kingdom of literature, history, and philosophy – an introduction he was lucky to receive in his college years. In addition to his work at Villanova, Austin serves on the Board of Directors at Martin Saints Classical Academy and at the Charlotte Mason Educational Center.