Senior Fellows

Dr. Robert P. Miller

Dr. Robert P. Miller, Senior Fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, is an assistant professor of Religious Studies at Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY.  He holds a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from The Catholic University of America and an M.A. in Theology from Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology.  His doctoral dissertation entitled, "Ti emoi kai soi: John 2:4a Rebuke or Expression of Mutual Concern,"is a philological and contextual study of the   Hebrew idiom with which Jesus responds to his mother at the wedding at Cana. 

Bob has also taught both graduate and undergraduate classes in scripture and theology at Caldwell College and Seton Hall University.  Bob is also the Pastoral Associate for Family and Adult Formation Ministries at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Bloomfield, NJ.  Bob and his wife, Mary Ann, have one daughter.

Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. Biblical Studies, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, 2009
Dissertation: tiv e*moiV kaiV soiv: John 2:4a, Rebuke or Expression of Mutual Concern?
Award: Research Assistantship

M.A. Theology, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, 1996
Thesis: The Exodus Motif in the Passover Accounts of John’s Gospel

B.A. Theology and Philosophy, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, 1990


2012-Present, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY
• Introduction to the New Testament (Undergraduate, Fall 2012, Spring 2013)
• World Religions (Undergraduate, Fall 2012, Spring 2013)
• Theology in Film (Undergraduate, Spring, 2013)

2006-Present, Adjunct Professor Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology, South Orange, NJ
• M.A. Comprehensive Exam and Thesis Reader (Present)
• Spirituality of the Old Testament (Graduate, Fall 2010, Spring 2012)
• Wedding Feast at Cana (Graduate, Summer 2010)
• The Pentateuch, (Graduate, Spring 2010)
• Introduction to Pauline and Johannine Literature (Graduate, Fall 2009)
• Spirituality of John (Graduate, Summer 2007)
• The Book of Revelation (Graduate, Spring 2006)

2001-2012, Adjunct Professor, Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ
• B.A. Comprehensive Exam Reader (Spring 2012)
• Religion: Experience and Tradition (Undergraduate, Fall, 2009, 2002, 2001)
• Old Testament (Graduate, Spring 2009)
• Synoptic Gospels (Graduate, Fall 2007)
• The New Testament (Undergraduate, Spring 2010, 2003)
• The Old Testament (Undergraduate, External Degree, Spring 2010, 2002, Summer 2009)

1990-1991, Graduate Assistant, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
• Contemporary Moral Values (Undergraduate, Spring 1991)
• World Religions (Undergraduate, Fall 1990)


August 2002 – Present, St. Thomas the Apostle R.C. Church, Bloomfield, NJ
Pastoral Associate for Family and Adult Formation Ministries
• Adult Education responsibilities include: form adult education committee; arrange for guest speakers to give parish lectures; plan and teach courses; plan and implement adult formation program; provide educational literature; provide resources for parish book club; write educational bulletin briefs; develop programs for family education; develop and implement annual family conference; address needs of established small Christian Communities within the parish; provide instruction for parish catechists
• RCIA responsibilities include: form RCIA team; plan prepare and execute RCIA program; recruit catechumens and candidates into program; prepare liturgical celebrations; attend and teach sessions; plan retreat day for team members, candidates, and catechumens.
• Social Issues responsibilities include: advertise and organize archdiocesan social concerns events within the parish

January 2006 – September 2007, Institute for Christian Spirituality, Immaculate Conception Seminary, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
Coordinator of Programs
Responsibilities included: facilitating each of the four main programs of the Institute including Great Spiritual Books, Seminary’s Theological Education for Parish Services, Christian Employment Outreach, Parish Partnership; organize, plan and oversee all workshops, seminars, meetings and lectures of each program; manage administrative details associated with Institute publications; create assessment tools, collect evaluative data and write detailed summary analyses.


“The New Queen Esther: Marian Typology and the Wedding at Cana.”  Presented at the national meeting of the Catholic Biblical Association (July 2012) University of Notre Dame.  (Responder: William Kurz, S. J.).  To be published in The Proceedings of the Catholic Biblical Association’s John and the Old Testament Continuing Seminar.

“Whatever Must Be, Must Be:  Translating the Imperative in Luke 7:7.”  Submitted for publication to Bible Translator.


“Marriage and Eucharist: Sacraments of Union and Communion,” Guest speaker for 2011 diaconate class day of reflection, Church of the Annunciation, Paramus, NJ (April 2012)

“The Great Divorce: Absurdity and Eternity,” co-presenter in a two-part conference on C. S. Lewis’ book for St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Bloomfield, NJ (March 2012)

“Mary: Woman, Mother, Bride,” co-presenter at annual Marian Conference for St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Bloomfield, NJ (December 2011)

“The Screwtape Letters and a Catholic Theology of the Afterlife,” co-presenter in a two-part conference on C. S. Lewis’ book for St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Bloomfield, NJ (March 2011)

“The Wedding Feast at Cana,” a four-part series that examines marriage from the perspective of John 2:1-11 for G.I.F.T. Program, St. Mary’s Pompton Lakes, NJ (January/February 2011)

“The Church as Family, and the Family as Church,” Guest speaker at Serra Club meeting of Reading, PA (November 2010)

“The Gospel of Luke”, a four-part series on Lukan themes and theology for St. Mary’s Church Pompton Lakes, NJ (October/November 2010)

“That You May Believe,” a weekend retreat for college students on the First Epistle of John (February 2009)

“Men of Faith in a Time of Fear,” Men’s Day of Reflection, St. Margaret of Cortona Church, Little Ferry, NJ (January 2009)

“Real Men Sacrifice: The Meaning of Christian Manhood,” Men’s Lenten Day of Reflection, St. Margaret of Cortona Church, Little Ferry, NJ (February 2008)

“How to Study the Bible,” co-presenter in a two-part study conference sponsored by The Institute for Christian Spirituality (May 2007)

“The Sacrament of Reconciliation: A Reflection,” The Institute for Christian Spirituality’s Catholic Treasures series on the sacraments (April 2007)

“Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Choir, and Hospitality: Ministry Imaging Christ,” Ministry Day, Queen of Peace Parish, North Arlington, NJ (March 2007)

“Applying the Bible to Your Daily Life,” Ministry Day, Bergen County Deanery 5 (November 2006)


• Member: Catholic Biblical Association
• Member: Mariological Society of America
• Member: American Academy of Religion


Archdiocesan Evangelization Commission’s Subcommittee on Family Life (present)
Protecting God’s Children (September 2011)
Theology of the Body for Teens Leadership Training (September 2009)



• Member: Knights of Columbus (third degree)
• Lay Associate: Community of Franciscans of the Renewal


Granted by the Most Reverend John J. Myers, Archbishop of Newark, May 2002


Biblical Study Tours
• June 1991 – Italy: Christian Art and Exegesis
• June 1990 – Greece and Rome: Exegesis of Pauline Literature
• June 1987 – Holy Land and Italy: Exegesis of the Gospels


Reading Ability in:
Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Greek, Syriac, French, German