Julia A. Upton, RSM

Provost EmeritaDistinguished Professor of Theology
Fordham University, Ph.D., Theology, 1981St. John's University, M.A., Theology, 1975St. John's University, M.A., English, 1973Ohio Dominican College, B.A., English, 1967

St. John's Professional Experience
Provost, 2000-2012
Associate Provost for Teaching and Learning, 1997 – 2000
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning 1994 – 2000
Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Professor, 1992 – present
Associate Professor, 1987 – 1992
Assistant Professor, 1981 – 1987
Instructor, 1980 – 1981
Adjunct Instructor – 1979 – 1980

Worship in Spirit and Truth: The Life and Legacy of H.A. Reinhold , 2010

A Time for Embracing: Reclaiming Reconciliation , Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1999.

For the Love of a Child: One Hundred Years at Angel Guardian Home.
Brooklyn, NY: Angel Guardian Children and Family Services, Inc., 1999.

Becoming a Catholic Christian: A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults , Washington, D.C., Pastoral Press, 1993.

A Church for the Next Generation: Sacraments in Transition , Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1990.

Journey Into Mystery: A Companion to the RCIA , New York: Paulist Press, 1986.

Recent Articles
“Reconciliation: Ever Evolving Sacrament” pp. 173-188 in Vatican Council II: Reforming Liturgy, edited by Carmel Pilcher, David Orr and Elizabeth Harrington.  ATF Theology: Adelaide (South Australia), 2013.

The MAST Journal 20/3 (2012) 9-16.

"The ‘New’ Roman Missal--Gift and Challenge: A Toolkit for Monasteries,” Monastic Worship Forum Newsletter 2:1 (Autumn 2011) 1-12.

Standing in Need of Mercy,” Envision Church (11 June 2007).

“A Church for the University: St. Thomas More” Church (Winter 2005) c10-c13.

“Preaching 9-11,” Preach (July-August 2005) 27-30.

“Silent Spectators No Longer,” Pastoral Music 28:3 (February-March 2004) 25-29.

Executive Planning Committee, 1998-2012

Committee on the University Church, 1997 – 2004

University Senate, 1981 – 1987; 1999 – 2012

Societas Liturgica
Catholic Theological Society of America
North American Academy of Liturgy (Full Member)

Theology 2215 Worship, Liturgy and the Sacraments
Theology 2210 Perspectives on the Church
Theology 2400 Christian Spirituality and Mysticism

Theology 3050 Theological Reflection Seminar – Shaping a Congruent Life
Theology 3260 Religion and the Fine Arts
Theology 3230 Christian Marriage
Theology 3240 Women and Theology
Theology 1000C Perspectives on Christianity: A Catholic Approach
Discover New York: The Shape of Worship
Theology 150 The Liturgy Today
Theology 405 The New Face of Sacramental Theology
Theology 407 Sacramental Theology: Forgiveness and Reconciliation
Theology 408 The Sacraments of Initiation