Senior Fellows

Dr. Timothy Milinovich

Timothy M. Milinovich, Ph.D., professor of Religion and Bible at the University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio, Texas. He leads studies on the Beatitudes with presentations about social justice, cultural perspectives, and theology found in the narrative structure of the books of Matthew and Luke in the New Testament.

Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. in Biblical Studies, January 2010 
The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC 
Concentration: New Testament and Early Christianity 
Dissertation: “Paul’s Ministry and God’s New Creation: An Audience-Oriented Reading of 
2 Corinthians 5:16–6:2.”  
Director: John Paul Heil, S.S.D. 
Defended: October 23, 2009

Master of Arts in Religion, May 2004
Yale Divinity School, New Haven, CT
Concentration: Bible 
DuPont-Ball Fellow (awarded memorial scholarship)

Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Catholic Theology, May 2002
St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA 
Minors: Sociology and History

Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor, Religious Studies Department, 2009 to present
The University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX

Adjunct Faculty, (spring) 2010 
Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio, TX

Adjunct Faculty/Instructor, Theology Department, 2005-2007, 2009 
St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA

Adjunct Faculty/Instructor, Biblical Studies and Mission Program, 2009
Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, PA

Director of Religious Education, 2008 to 2009
St. Ann Church, Waynesburg, PA

Courses Taught:

New Testament/ Early Christianity: Undergraduate 
Introduction to New Testament 
Early Christian Culture and Theology (created) 
Four Gospels/ Gospels and Acts 
Letters of Paul 
New Testament Letters (created) 
Gospel of John (created, Sp 2012)

Old Testament/Hebrew Bible: Undergraduate 
Hebrew Scriptures 
Old Testament I (Law and Former Prophets) 
Old Testament II (Latter Prophets and Writings)

Theology and Culture: Undergraduate 
Exploring Religious Meaning 
Understanding Catholicism (reformatted) 
Apocalyptic Literature: Ancient and American Apocalypticisms (created) 

Independent Studies: Undergraduate 
The Gospels and Hermeneutics (Fall 2010) 
World Religions (Spring 2011) 
Theology of Pope Benedict XVI (Fall 2011)

Graduate Level 
Introduction to Biblical Studies 
Introduction to Sacred Scripture 
Wisdom Literature 
History of Christianity (Spring 2012)


Ralonda Green, McNair Scholar 
Oversaw Ms. Green’s research and conference presentation of a paper that utilized literary and social-historical methods to interpret Ephesians 5:21–33.

Innovations in Teaching Methods: 
Alissa Su, Ed.D. candidate, University of the Incarnate Word 
Some of the methods that I developed in my course work, including group-work and debate-formatted discussions alongside lecture, are presently being studied by Alissa Su, who is writing her dissertation on methods for engaging non-traditional students. Ms. Su has utilized some of my syllabi and interviewed me regarding my pedagogy.

Teaching Awards and Honors:

Recognized at Faculty Night by UIW Women’s Volleyball (prior to game), Oct 18, 2011 
Honored as faculty member who made “a significant impact in the life of a student-athlete.”

Provost’s Legacy Teaching Award (Recipient, 2011) 
Offered annually to four junior faculty members, with stipend.

Presidential Teaching Award (Nominee, 2011) 
Top teaching award at UIW; among 30 nominees, out of 180 total faculty.



Beyond What Is Written: The Performative Structure of 1 Corinthians. Proposal accepted, July, 2010. MS nearly completed. Anticipated to be released from Wipf & Stock (Portland) in 2012.

Now Is the Day of Salvation: An Audience-Oriented Study of 2 Corinthians 5:16–6:2. Portland: Wipf & Stock, 2011.

Other Books: 

Revelation and Sacred Scripture: Primary Readings in Interpretation. Winona: St. Mary’s Press, 2011 (Author/general editor). 

Collaborative Works:

Contributing Author, At Home with the Word 2013: 2nd through 5th Weeks in Ordinary Time and 10th through 33rd Weeks in Ordinary Time. Chicago: Liturgy Training Press, 2012. (I have recently been asked by the publisher to return and contribute to At Home with the Word 2014.) 

Contributing Editor, Pronunciation Guide to the Lectionary. Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2010. 


“The ‘Poor’ in Zephaniah and First-World Bias: Implications for Interpretation and Preaching.” Verbum Incarnatum 4 (2010) 34–45.

“Form Criticism and the Rib in Isaiah 41:21–42:4,” Biblische Notizen 136 (2008) 45-62. 

“Basics of Biblical Literacy,” Catechetical Sunday, June, 2008. 

Paper Presentations:

“Hearing Scripture again for the First Time,” invited presentation during Mission Week, University of the Incarnate Word, Mar, 2010, San Antonio, TX. 

“The Poor in Zephaniah: Historical and Literary Perspectives,” presented at Transcending Borders conference on Catholic Social Teaching, Jan 17, 2010, San Diego, CA. 

“Paul’s Defense of his Ministry and his Recent Administrative Decisions: A New Proposal for the Structure and Line of Thought of 2 Corinthians 1:8–2:13” (accepted for presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting for the Society of Biblical Literature, Mar 1-3, 2009, Baltimore, MD; however, I was unable to present due to scheduling conflict). 

“Echoes of the New Testament in Martyrdom of Polycarp” at Annual Conference for the North American Patristics Society, May 3, 2008, Chicago, IL. 

“Form Criticism and the Rib in Isaiah 41:21–42:4” at Mid-Atlantic Regional meeting for the Society of Biblical Literature, March 1, 2007, Baltimore, MD.  Also acted as moderator for Late Prophets section. 

Works in Progress:

The Performative Structure of 1 Corinthians (finishing) 
Unity of 2 Corinthians (initializing proposal and opening chapters)

Agenda for Future Works:

The Structure and Theology of 1 and 2 Thessalonians and Galatians 
The Incarnation and the Seven Signs in John 
Eucharist in the letters of Ignatius of Antioch

Professional Events and Presentations

Radio and Television Interviews:

Podcasts (recorded comments), KUIW and Campus Ministry at the University of the Incarnate Word, in editing.  
Made comments pertaining to the upcoming liturgical and translation changes in the Roman Missal.

Evening News (recorded comments), KSAT, ABC affiliate, San Antonio; aired 5:00pm, May 20, 2011. 
Served as professional opinion against the theories that the rapture would take place on May 21, 2011.

Morning News program (live interview), WOAI, NBC affliliate, San Antonio; aired 5:30am, May 20, 2011. 
Interviewed regarding the theories that the rapture would take place on May 21, 2011.

Interview with Richard Dwyer, host of Rise and Walk San Antonio, KSTX, 93.4 FM; aired April 18, 2011. 
Interviewed to discuss the Gospel of John and other scripture readings for the upcoming Holy Week. 
Invited Presentations:

“Not a ‘Different’ Gospel: Highlights and Insights from Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical Charity in Truth,” presented during Mission week at University of the Incarnate Word, Oct 11, San Antonio, TX.

“Faithful Service in the Shadow of the Cross: The Gospel of Mark,” presented to liturgists from the Archdiocese of San Antonio, TX, and campus ministers of UIW. Sept 29, 30. San Antonio, TX. With Honorarium.

“The Word of God for Everyone: The Theology of the King James Version, 1611” a presentation within a panel at the SoL Center (San Antonio, TX), for a discussion commemorating the 400th anniversary of the AV. The Panel discussion Sept 19, 2011, San Antonio, TX. With Honorarium.

“The End of Time: Then and Now,” a six-part series on apocalyptic literature and apocalyticism in the Western Christian tradition to modern America, presented for Adult Education at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, San Antonio, TX, Sept 11 to Nov 2.

“Christology” and “Ecclesiology,” invited presentations for Incarnate Word lay missionaries, Aug 14, 2011, San Antonio, TX.

“The Beatitudes in Context,” a set of three lectures, Aug 1–3, SoL Center at University Presbyterian Church, San Antonio, TX. Lectures included: 1) “The Beatitudes within the Context of Roman Culture,” 2) “The Beatitudes within the Context of Jesus’ Ministry,” and 3) “The Beatitudes within the Context of the Gospels (Matt and Luke) and the Gospel.” With Honorarium.

“The Papacy: History and Theology in Process and Practice,” May 15, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, San Antonio, TX. 

“The Greek Fathers: Ignatius of Antioch, Cyprian of Carthage, and the Cappadocians,” May 2, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, San Antonio, TX. 

“The Latin Fathers: Tertullian, Jerome, and Augustine,” St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, San Antonio, TX. 

“The Prophets,” invited presentation for the Village community, Dec 13, San Antonio, 2010, TX.

“The Poor and Outsider in the Gospel of Matthew,” invited presentation for Peace and Justice Week at the University of the Incarnate Word, Oct 11, 2010, San Antonio, TX.

“Hearing the Gospel of Matthew,” presented for the Campus Ministry of UIW and Archdiocese of San Antonio, TX, Sept 24, 2010, San Antonio, TX.

“Christology: The Life and Mission of the Church,” invited presentation for Incarnate Word lay missionaries, Aug 12, 2010, San Antonio, TX.


Member, Search Committee for Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences 
Member, Search Committee for Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the History Department 
Co-Chair and Co-Founder, Alpha, First Generation outreach program at UIW 
Co-Chair and Co-Founder, Junior Faculty Reading Group for Teaching Excellence 
Member, Curriculum Committee for College of Humanities (CHASS)

2009 and 2010: 
Co-Chair, Search Committee for RELS History of Christianity position 
Member, Curriculum Committee for College of Humanities (CHASS) 
Co-Chair, Faculty Reading Group on First Generation Student Success 
Chair, Master of Liberal Arts Degree Taskforce 
Composed proposal for Revised RELS Curriculum

Service Awards: 
Peace and Justice Award (Recipient, 2010) 
Offered annually to UIW faculty who demonstrate concern for Incarnate Word sisters’ mission of social justice.

Professional Activities

Freelance Reviewer/Critic, June 2010 to Present 
Saint Mary’s Press, Winona, MN 
World Library Publications, Chicago, IL

Proofreader, Publishing/Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, January 2006 to June 2008 
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, DC

Copyeditor, Freelance, Summer 2008 
Baker Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, MI

Adult Faith Formation Leader, Campus Ministry, 2006-2007 
The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC