Dr. Piotr Przybylski


Assistant Director for Polish Studies in the St. John Paul II Institute at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. He holds a Ph.D. in geophysics from Purdue University in Indiana and two M.S. degrees in mine surveying and geodesy from the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland and from the Technische Universität Bergakademie in Freiberg, Germany. Dr. Przybylski is a Polish native with proven expertise in Polish history and heritage. Since November 2020, he has co-led in the development of the Polish Studies program by creating classes, hiring faculty, and recruiting students. He also promotes the Polish Studies Program at the state, national, and international levels among the Polish diaspora and in Poland, applying for grants and looking for potential donors for the St. John Paul II Institute's Polish Studies program. • Born and raised in Kraków, Poland. Energetic contributor and prominent leader of Texas Polonia, with more than two decades of collaboration with various key academic and governmental institutions and companies in Poland, the US, and the European Union. Fluent in Polish, English, and German, with conversational skills in Russian and Spanish. 1st Vice President of the Polish-American Council of Texas. Advisor of the Polish-American Chamber of Commerce in Texas. Expert in Polish history and heritage. Accomplished geoscientist and engineer working over 20 years in academia, the oil & gas industry, mining industry, and civil engineering fields.

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