Clifford J. Kroski, M.Div.

Adjunct Professor, Philosophy

I was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. I’m an east coaster at heart. I grew up in Baltimore city in a Polish neighborhood. I was raised on good seafood (sorry, for a Baltimore native, Red Lobster and Mrs. Paul’s isn’t good seafood), the Orioles and the Colts (yes, the Colts originated in Baltimore before they moved to a city in Indiana, which shall not be named). I played sports ( baseball, football, and ice hockey) and went to school, that was basically my life. After college and graduate school, I worked mainly as a counselor and an educator, even though I did work in banking for a few years. I then moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico where I lived for 10 years, and after having enough of the high desert experience I came to Kansas City in July 2001.

I am have been an adjunct faculty member at Avila University since 2002, teaching Philosophy and Ethics. I also teach at the Metropolitan Community College campus at Longview, where I teach Philosophy and Logic. I am married, and my wife (Janet) and I live in the Waldo area. I enjoy teaching, cooking, good food, traveling, and quiet times (a rarity) at home. I like sports, reading novels (action-adventure-who done it types), and music (mostly 60’s and 70’s- the music that shaped my life). I played in an over 50 men’s softball league until my shoulders and knees gave out a few years ago. I am an avid supporter and follower of the Baltimore Orioles and the Baltimore Ravens.

I like to challenge students to think “outside the box.” I see the glass as half-full. I enjoy life, have a good sense of humor, and am regarded as a “people-person.”

Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics
B.A., St. Mary's Seminary College
M.Div., St. Mary's Seminary and University, Baltimore, MD
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