Dr Paul Dominiak returns to Jesus as Senior Tutor
Dr Paul Dominiak has accepted the role of Senior Tutor and will rejoin the College in August 2022. He succeeds Professor Geoff Parks, who has held the role for ten years.
Paul was raised in Whitby, North Yorkshire. He completed a BA (Hons) degree in Early Modern Studies and Philosophy at the University of the South in the United States. He then came to the University of Cambridge, completing Tripos and then MPhil studies in the Faculty of Divinity while he trained for Anglican ministry at Westcott House. After serving his curacy in the Diocese of York, Paul spent eight years in higher education chaplaincy in Cambridge, first as Chaplain at Trinity College and then as Dean of Chapel at Jesus College. During those years, he completed a PhD from Durham University in Systematic and Philosophical Theology, funded by the AHRC. His contribution to university life was recognised in 2019 with an award from the Cambridge University Students’ Union for exemplary partnership with students. For the past three years, Paul has worked as Vice Principal of Westcott House.
The College would like to thank Professor Geoff Parks for his tireless service as Senior Tutor over the last ten years. In that time he has led the restructuring that created a fully integrated Tutorial Department with a Department Manager, overseen the introduction of College-based counselling and a Mental Health Nurse to enhance welfare support, and recruited more than forty Teaching Fellows. Along with the other College officers, he has provided the Master with much valuable advice and support. He will work closely with Paul to enable a smooth handover and will then enjoy spending more time with Beth, his wife, and Peggy, his dog, and planning for his retirement while doing just one full-time job.