Father Malcolm Rodrigues, Academic Liaison
Malcolm Anthony Rodrigues S.J. (M.A.Oxon) is a physicist by training, as well as a Jesuit priest. Father Malcolm has been a member of the Society of Jesus since 1960. At the University of Guyana, where he first started teaching in 1980, he is both Head of the Department of Physics and Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences. His degrees include: a Licentiate in Philosophy from Heythrop College in Oxfordshire, England (1965); a M.A. in Physics from Oxford University, England 1969; a Licentiate in Theology from Colegio de Cristo Rey, Mexico City, Mexico (1974); and a Certificate in Career Guidance & Counselling from Missouri University, USA (July 1984.) Previously at the University of Guyana, he served as Deputy Vice-Chancellor from 1992 – 1994, Director of the Environmental Studies Unit from 1995 – 2000, and Chairperson of the Board of the Environmental Protection Agency.
In addition to his considerable experience as both professor and administrator, Father Malcolm has served on a number of non-profit boards. He currently serves as Chairperson of the St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital Board, a Member of the Mercy Wings Board, Sophia Squatting Site, and a Member of the Committee of Management of Castellani House, The National Gallery. He is Chairperson of the Council of Management of the Electoral Assistance Bureau and has held this position since 2001. He was a founding member of the Interim Iwokrama Board and was also a Member of the Iwokrama International Board of Trustees for ten years from 1999 – 2009. In addition to various academic publications, he is working on a book about Bishop Piercy Austin, first Anglican bishop of British Guiana and the founder of Queen's College.