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Robert Arp, PhD

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Education

PhD in Philosophy | Saint Louis University | 2005

Accomplishments and significant activities during this time included:


~ Dissertation contracted in 2004; published through MIT Press in 2008


~ Saint Louis University / Fontbonne College Faculty Fellowship (2001-2002)

  • Attended Faculty and Finance Meetings at Fontbonne
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology Search Committee at Fontbonne
  • Assisted with Philosophy Club at Fontbonne
  • Assisted with Philosophy Colloquium, Philosophy Conference at Fontbonne


~ Saint Louis University Dissertation Fellowship (2003-2004)


~ University 101 Professor (2001-2003)


~ Certificate in University Teaching Skills (CUTS) Program (2002)


Ethics Across the Curriculum Committee (1997-2000), one of the originals


~ Who's Who Among America's College & University Professors (2000)


~ President of Philosophy Graduate Student Association (1998-1999)

  • Instituted Welcoming Committee, still in place to this day
  • Assisted with Quodlibetal (Latin for "whatever pleases") Lunches
  • Assisted with Graduate Philosophy Conferences for numerous years


~ Liturgical Percussionist (1996-2005), played for Pope John Paul II, 01/26/99


~ Adult Religious Educator for the Archdiocese of St. Louis (1996-1998)


~ Taught numerous Philosophy and Humanities courses at all levels (1996)


~ Taught online/hybrid Philosophy and Humanities courses, all levels (1999)


~ Schools taught at included:

  • Saint Louis University (Adjunct Professor, 1996-2005)
  • University of Missouri - St. Louis (Adjunct Professor, 1999-2005)
  • Fontbonne College (now University, Adjunct Professor, 1999-2005)
  • Harris-Stowe State College (Adjunct Professor, 1996-2005)
  • McKendree College (now University, Adjunct Professor, 1996-2005)
  • Jefferson College (Adjunct Professor, 1996-2000)
  • Maryville College (now University, Adjunct Professor, 2000; an emergency situation)
  • Lewis and Clark Community College (Adjunct Professor, 2000-2005)
  • Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville (Adjunct Professor, 2002; an emergency situation)
  • Forest Park Community College (Adjunct Professor, 1996-2005)
  • Florissant Valley Community College (Adjunct Professor, 1999-2005)
  • St. Charles Community College (Adjunct Professor, 1999-2005)
  • Webster University (Adjunct Professor, 1999-Present)

~ Taught Adult Religious Education MiniCourses for Archdiocese of St. Louis

  • Basic Elements of the New Catechism of the Catholic Church (fall 1996)
  • Theological and Philosophical Debates Behind the Nicene Creed (spring 1997)
  • The Doctrine of Transubstantiation and Opposing Views (summer 1997)
  • Source, Historical, Form, and Redaction Criticism in the Gospels (fall 1997)
  • Analogy and the Names of God (spring 1998)
  • The Rise of Fundamentalism in the USA (summer 1998)
  • St. Thomas Aquinas’ Proofs for God’s Existence (fall 1998)

MA Philosophy | The Catholic University of America | 1993

BA Philosophy | The Catholic University of America | 1992

Accomplishments and significant activities during this time included:


Basselin Scholar (1990-1993), MA achieved in one year


~ Thesis: "Physics and Hedonism in Hobbes' Philosophy" Published as "Re-thinking Hobbes’s Materialistic and Mechanistic Projects" in Hobbes Studies (2002) 15: 3-31.


~ National Council of Catholic Bishops Religious Credential (1993)


~ Greek and Latin Tutor for Pre-Theologians at Theological College (1993)


~ Philosophy Representative to Undergraduate Student Council (1991-1992)


~ Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges (1989)

~ Editor of The Lion's Pen monthly periodical - prose/poems (1988-1989)

~ Liturgical Percussionist (1988-1993)