Faculty and Staff
Mrs. Karen Anderson
Art & Art History
Mrs. Anderson comes to Cardinal Kung Academy with diverse experience both as a teacher and published author. She has spent the last ten years teaching literature, art and art history at NYC area classical schools and writes frequently on Catholic culture and literature. Her latest work, a book entitled Brave Lad, Fair Lady: 21 Fairy Tales that will save Civilization, will be published by Sophia Press.
Father Michael Clark
Father Michael Clark holds a BA and MA in Theology and Law from Cambridge University and an STB in Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. Father Clark also has extensive experience in liturgical music, having begun his musical education as a child at Exeter Cathedral School and later serving as a professional singer and then music director for Buckfast Abbey, where he established and trained a professional choir.
Dr. Jennifer Donelson
Dr. Donelson holds a D.M.A. and a M.M. in Piano Performance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a B.S. in Vocal Music Education from North Dakota State University. She also is an Associate Professor of Music and the Director of Sacred Music at St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers, NY, the Managing Editor of Sacred Music, the Quarterly Journal of the Church Music Association of America, the Founder and Director of the Metropolitan Catholic Chorale, as well as teaching chant classes, voice lessons, Ward Method classes, organ and piano lessons to various groups.
Mr. Patrick Jennings
Mr. Jennings achieved dual degrees, BS Chemistry, BA Philosophy, summa cum laude in cursu honorum, from Fordham University. He is returning to his classical primary and high school educational background after spending his collegiate and post-graduate years tutoring college biology in NY and teaching English in Japan.
Father Joseph Koterski
Father Koterski is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University, where he specializes in the history of medieval philosophy and natural law ethics. He earned his doctorate in Philosophy from St. Louis University, after receiving an H.A.B. in Classics from Xavier University. He earned his Master of Divinity and License of Sacred Theology from the Weston School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Mr. Jeffrey Padilla
Mr. Padilla earned a BA in English and in History from Williams College, Williamstown, MA. He returns to his liberal arts background and to teaching after years in business finance and pharmacology. He also serves as an adjunct instructor at a local New York community college.
Mrs. Kristjana Underhill
Mrs. Underhill holds a BA in Philosophy from Yale University and a MA in Social Studies from Columbia University. She also teaches at Regina Pacis Academy in Norwalk.
Mrs. Kelly Andino
Mrs. Andino received her undergraduate degree from Yale University, where she studied the Humanities with a concentration in intellectual history. She then went on to the University of Chicago Divinity School, where she earned an MA in Religion, with a focus on history and art of early Christianity. She comes to Cardinal Kung Academy with broad instructional experience in academic and volunteer capacities, both in the U.S. and abroad, and currently holds leadership roles in various non-profits (Better Angel, Legatus, inter alia).
Mrs. Jennifer Docherty
Mrs. Docherty holds a BA and an MA degree in English literature from Mount Saint Mary’s University, Maryland and King’s College, University of London, respectively. She is a veteran English and literature teacher, having taught in private schools both in London, UK and in the US.
Father Joseph Gill
Fr. Gill completed his undergraduate studies at Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH, and his graduate studies in Theology at Mount St. Mary's University, Emmitsburg, MD.
Mrs. Alexandra Kimball
Mrs. Kimball earned a BA in Liberal Arts at St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD, and then a Ph.D. in Victorian Literature from Columbia University. She left her life as an academic and university professor of Victorian literature to return to her roots as a general reader, writing for The Hudson Review (where she also serves also an Advisory Editor), The New Criterion, Barnes & Noble Review, and The Wall Street Journal.
Mrs. Barbara Logsdail
Mrs. Logsdail earned a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management from Rowan University in Glassboro. NJ. Her experience includes founding, teaching and administrating a classical elementary school. She has also served as a catechist, librarian, substitute teacher and home educator.
Mrs. Megan Powell
Mrs. Powell earned a BS in Mathematics from Wake Forest University and a MA in Teaching from John Hopkins University. She has wide and diverse experience teaching experience, varying from an inner city public school in Baltimore to independent schools in Manhattan and Greenwich, CT.