Academic Staff


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Benjamin McCabe
BA (Lib Arts) (CCA), MA (English Lit) (USYD), Cert IV (Training & Assessment)

Director of Augustine Academy
Lecturer in Literature, History

Phone:  0450 729 077


Ben McCabe completed his studies at Acts 2 College of Mission and Evangelisation in 2009, after which he left Perth to study at Campion College in Sydney. During his studies he spent six months studying abroad in Canada at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy. He completed his Bachelor of Arts at Campion in 2013. In 2018 he was awarded his Master of Arts in literature from the University of Sydney.

He has a wide range of teaching experience, having taught English at schools in Kenya in 2010 and Tanzania in 2014. For the past two years he has taught homeschool classes throughout NSW. In 2015 Ben was employed as a tutor at the University of Sydney, where he taught Renaissance English literature.

His areas of research interest are: Arthurian legends and the development of the chivalric code, Christian allegory in medieval literature, the shift of heroic archetypes in old and middle English, the eighteenth century Romantic poets.



Eliza McCabe
BA (Philosophy) (UNDA)

Lecturer in Philosophy, Theology



Eliza completed her Bachelor of Philosophy in 2018 at the University of Notre Dame Sydney, where she was also elected Student Representative for the School of Philosophy. She is currently completing her honours thesis in Philosophy, focussing on the applicability of John Paul II’s personalism in the context of home-schooling.

In July 2019 she attended the Hildebrand Summer Seminar at the Franciscan University of Steubenville studying virtue ethics and ideas of the human person throughout the history of philosophy.

For the past four years she has tutored HSC English and History, as well as teaching  philosophy and theology with Notre Dame’s Logos for Schools program.

Her areas of research interest include the philosophy of the human person, metaphysics, phenomenology, existentialism, and the philosophy of education. She is particularly passionate about alternative education approaches that encourage students to form self-reflective and critical thinking skills.


Micah Doughty Coordinator of Campus and Residential Life, Student Support, Admin and Drama Lecturer

Micah Doughty completed his Cert. IV in the Liberal Arts at Augustine Academy in 2016. He then went on and completed his Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts in 2019, majoring in History. Recently he finished the Leadership and Public Policy program at the Lachlan Macquarie Institute.  All through his life Micah has loved acting and performing, whether that was through playing the piano or drums, singing in Campion’s Schola, debating, public speaking or one of his favourites, acting.  Over the years Micah has had the opportunity to perform in a number of performances. These include Hamlet (2016), Camelot (2017), and Murder in the Cathedral (2018) with Artes Christi. In addition to this he has done a number of university and school performances ranging from George Orwell’s Animal Farm (2019), to Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing (2017) and Twelfth Night (2016).  Other areas that interest him are being active through sports, like soccer, ice skating and dancing, playing and listening to music and spending time with family and friends.

Micah assists with student life, wellbeing and domestic duties at the Augustine Academy. This also includes helping with leadership, management, and organisation of the Academy and its routines, including staffing, accommodation, resources, maintenance, and development of facilities.

Mary English Lecturer in Theology

Mary completed her Cert IV in the Liberal Arts at Augustine Academy in 2017, and then completed a Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts at Campion College. She graduated from Campion in 2020, with a double major in theology and literature. Over her years of study she has been involved in debating, theatre, singing and dancing, all of which she considers indispensable activities. Particular areas of interest for her include evolutionary psychology, 20th century literature and film criticism.