Robley Edward Whitsonis Distinguished Professor of Theological Anthropology. Following graduate study at Fordham and Yale Universities, he was elected Doctoral Fellow in anthropology of religion and awarded its A.Th.D. by the Academia Thyrologica. He also holds the Ph.D. in Theology from the GTF. After ordination and pastoral assignments in the New York Archdiocese, he was Chair of the Fordham University Theology Department. After appointment as Visiting Scholar at Princeton Theological Seminary and Advisory Board member for the Princeton World Religions Project, he was Professor of Theology and Anthropology of The Hartford Seminary Foundation. He is also Dean of Faculty of the Graduate Theological Foundation. Dr. Whitson is the author of several books, including The Resurrection Gospel; The Center Scriptures; The Coming Convergence of World Religions; Shaker Theological Sources; and The Shakers: Two Centuries of Spiritual Reflection. He was the first to receive a grant from the National Science Foundation for the establishment of a research facility for the anthropological study of religion at Fordham University and was the first President of the Foundation, appointed in 1962.