Curriculum Vitae

Keep reading below for Ron’s Curriculum vitae. Click here to read Ron’s autobiography.


1961: B.A. St. Louis University, magna cum laude, Philosophy and Classics

1962: Ph.L. (Licentiate in Philosophy), Jesuit School of Philosophy in St. Louis

1963: M.A. St. Louis University, Philosophy

1969: S.T.L. (Licentiate in Theology), Jesuit Divinity School in St. Louis

1969-70: University of Freiburg im Breisgau, Philosophy and Theology

1970-71: Northwestern University, Philosophy

1972: Ratisbonne Center, Jerusalem, Judaica and Bible Studies

1978: Ph.D. Northwestern University, Religion Department, Comparative Religions


Teaching Positions

Regis High School and College, Denver, Colorado, 1962-65, Latin, Greek, Philosophy

St. Louis University, Summers 1963-65, School Years 1965-69, Philosophy

Northwestern University, 1970-74, Teaching Assistant in Comparative Religions

Barat College, 1971-74, Religious Studies

Loyola University of Chicago, Graduate Institute of Pastoral Studies, Summers 1975-85, Bible

Lake Forest College, Lecturer in Religion 1974-89,

Associate Professor of Religion 1989-2001

Full Professor 2001-2011


Other Professional and Community Activities

Director of study-travel seminar in Germany, Summer, 1973

Director of study-travel seminar in Greece, Summer, 1982

Faculty Coordinator of Lake Forest College Interfaith Center, 1976-2011

Founder and Co-Director of Common Ground, 1975-2011

Dean of Students, Lake Forest College, 1986-1994

Executive Board of the Avenue of the Righteous, 1992-2000

Executive Board of the Interreligious Engagement Project 2002-2011

Executive Board of Hands of Peace 2006-2011


Scholarships, Grants, Fellowships, Awards

Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst Fellowship for the study of philosophy and theology,

Clement Stone Scholarship for study in Israel, Summer, 1972

Great Teacher Award, Lake Forest College, 1986

Bird Award for Intellectual Contributions to the Lake Forest College Campus Community, 1993

Charlotte Simmons Prize for Fostering Beneficial Community Relations with LFC,, 1994

William R. Bross Professorial Chair in the Religion Department at Lake Forest College, 1995-2011



“The Spirituality of Franz Rosenzweig” in Western Spirituality, edited by Matthew Fox (Fides, 1979)

A translation of twenty-five of Meister Eckhart’s sermons for Matthew Fox’s Breakthrough: Meister Eckhart’s Creation Spirituality in New Translation (Image Books, 1980)

A translation of forty-two letters with commentaries for Matthew Fox’s Hildegard of Bingen’s Book of Divine Works with Letters and Songs (Bear and Co. 1987)

Fireball and the Lotus: Emerging Spirituality from Ancient Roots, co-edited with James B. Kenney (Bear and Co.,1987)

Dialogue and Disagreement: Franz Rosenzweig’s Relevance for Contemporary Jewish-Christian Understanding, (University Press of America, 1989)

“Space for the Spirit” in Finding a Way: Essays on Spiritual Practice, edited by Lorette Zirker
(Tuttle Press, 1996)

“Merton: A Pioneer of Pluralism” in Thomas Merton and Judaism, edited by Beatrice Bruteau (Fons Vitae Press, 2002)

The Wisdom of the Carpenter (Ulysses Press, 2002; Ron Miller’s World, 2011)

The Hidden Gospel of Matthew (Skylight Paths Publishing, 2004)

The Gospel of Thomas: A Guidebook for Spiritual Practice (Skylight Paths Publishing, 2004)

Healing the Jewish-Christian Rift: Growing Beyond Our Wounded History (Skylight Paths Publishing, 2006)

The Sacred Writings of Paul (Skylight Paths Publishing, 2007)

William James’ Revolution: A New Perspective on The Varieties of Religious Experience (Ron Miller’s World Publishing, 2011)

Unpacking the Parables: The Wisdom Teachings of Jesus (Ron Miller’s World Publishing, 2011)