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Mark Wladyslawski

Department: Science | Email: | Phone: (610) 866-0791 ext. 5124

Mr. Wladyslawski is a product of Catholic education, having attended Catholic elementary school, high school and college.  He graduated maxima cum laude with a B.A. in Chemistry and a B.A. in Mathematics from La Salle University and went on to earn an M.A. in Chemistry from Princeton University.  He is a member of St. Anne parish in Bethlehem. In recent years, he was a substitute teacher at Bethlehem Catholic and a Mathematics teacher at St. Anne School. He joins the faculty of Bethlehem Catholic teaching Chemistry.  One area of Mr. Wladyslawski’s interest is the interplay of science and religion in the understanding of truth.  As Pope John Paul II wrote, in the opening sentence of his encyclical Fides et Ratio (Faith and Reason), “Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human heart a desire to know the truth—in a word, to know himself—so that, by knowing and loving God, men and women may also come to the fullness of truth about themselves.”  Nature is one of the languages of God, and Mr. Wladyslawski, as a Catholic educator in the sciences, wants to share that understanding of the compatibility and complementarity of faith and reason.  Other areas of Mr. Wladyslawski’s interests include LEGO, Quantum Mechanics theory and effects, Philosophy of Science and scientific toys & demonstrations.