Faculty

Kelly Anderson, Ph.D., S.S.L., S.T.B., M.A.

Assistant Professor of Sacred Scripture for the Major Seminary
(610) 785-6290
Education

Ph.D.           

Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. 

S.S.L.  

Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, Italy 

S.T.B.

Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy 

M.A.

St. Joseph's Seminary, Dunwoodie, NY 

B.A.

Iona College, New Rochelle, NY 

 
Professional Experience
 
Assistant Professor, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary (2007- )
 
Adjunct Professor, Institute of Religious Studies, Dunwoodie, NY (2003-2008)
 
Adjunct Professor, Marist College – Poughkeepsie, NY (2005-2006)
 
 
Instructor, Regina Coeli Academy, Online School (2005-2009)
Greek Teacher:  Taught on-line Greek courses with audio, vyewboard and Greek poly-tonic fonts; courses include Greek I-III and reading texts from Plato, Homer and Lysias. 

 

Publications
“Introduction to the Catholic Epistles.” In The Ignatius Catholic Study Bible. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2021.

“The Father of Proverbs 1-9:  A Spiritual Father for Seminary Professors.” In The Revelation of Your Words: The
New Evangelization and the Role of the Seminary Professor of Sacred Scripture. Catholic Theological
Formation Series. Saint Paul: Saint Paul Seminary Press, 2021. 

with Daniel Keating, James, 1-3 John. Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic,
  2017.  

“The Liturgy of the Hours as an Effective Means for Teaching the Book of Psalms.” In Verbum Domini
  and the Complementarily of Exegesis and Theology. Edited by Scott Carl. Grand Rapids:
Eerdmans, 2015. Pp. 151–162.

Translated: Bonaventura, Kim Jeong–Rae. “…Perché io sono mite e umile di cuore” (Mt 11,29) Studio esegetico–
teologico sull’umiltà del Messia secondo Matteo. Dimensione cristologica e risvolti ecclesiologici .
Rome: Editrice Pontificia Università Gregoriana, 2005.  Published in English as “Because I am Meek and Humble in Heart (Matt 11:29)” An Exegetical and Theological Study on the Humility of the Messiah according to Matthew: The Christological Dimension and its Ecclesiastical Implications. Quezon City: Claretian Publications, 2013.

 

Professional Endeavors
Member of Revision Team for the text of Catholic Epistles and the Letter to the Hebrews, Revised New America Bible New Testament, under the auspices of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (2015-2017).

Retreat for Directors of Religious Education for the Diocese of Mobile, Alabama:  “Jesus Christ as the Fulfillment of the Suffering Servant Songs of Isaiah” July 27-29, 2013, Diocese of Mobile, AL.

 

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses: Introduction to Sacred Scripture; Introduction to the Old Testament; Biblical Spirituality;
Elementary Greek I–II; Readings in New Testament Greek; The Identity of the Priest in Sacred Scripture.

Graduate Courses: Foundational Course in Sacred Scripture; Foundational Course in Systematic Theology; The
Pentateuch, Deuteronomistic History; The Historical Books; Pre–Exilic Historical Books; Post–Exilic Historical Books; Introduction to the Prophetic Literature; Wisdom Literature and the Psalms; The Psalms; An Exploration of the Woman’s Corpus in the Old Testament; The Synoptic Gospels; Johannine Literature; Letters and Homilies of the Early Christians; Elementary Hebrew I–II; Practical Theological Concepts.

Selected Conferences and Presentations since 2010

“Multiplication of the Loaves,” for the Ridley Area Catholic Churches Lenten Series, Saint John Chrysostom Parish,
Wallingford, March 10, 2020.

“The Beatitudes,” for the Mother Boniface Spirituality Center, Philadelphia, February 8, 2020.

“The Eucharist: The Manifestation of the Father’s Love,” Legatus Philadelphia Chapter, Overbrook Golf
Club, July 9, 2019.

“Woman, this is your Son. This is your Mother,” for the Ridley Area Catholic Church Lenten Series, St. Madeline,
Ridley Park, March 19, 2019.

“Introduction to Sacred Scripture,” for a Catechetical Conference sponsored by the Ukrainian Catholic
Archeparchy, Philadelphia, May 20, 2019.
 
“The Emotions of Jesus,” for Theology on Tap, Hops on the Paddock, Allentown, July 9, 2018.

“The Violence of God in the Old Testament and Sacred Space,” for the Priests of Philadelphia, Saint Joseph’s
Oratory, Philadelphia, October 29, 2018.

“Introduction to the Old Testament,” Two conferences for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Permanent Deaconate
Candidates, Saint Charles Borromeo, Wynnewood, PA, presented annually since 2017.

“God in the Old Testament: Kind or Cruel,” for the Men and Women Clubs of Saint Peter and Paul Parish,
Westchester, PA, December 4, 2017.

“Introduction to Lectio Divina,” for RCIA, Saint John the Baptist Parish, Philadelphia, PA, November 20, 2017.

“The Tears and Anger of Jesus: John 11,” for Theology on Tap for Mother Boniface Spirituality Center,
Philadelphia, PA, October 2, 2017.

“The Gospel of John,” a three part series for Fire of Faith Young Adult Group, Mother Boniface Spirituality Center,
Philadelphia, PA, August, 2017.  

“The Psalms in Light of the Life, Death and Passion of Jesus Christ,” a three part series for Saint John Chrysostom
Parish, Philadelphia, PA, February-March, 2017.   

“God is not a Taskmaster: The purpose and beauty of God’s commandments,” for Theology on Tap for Saint John
the Baptist Parish, Philadelphia, PA, February 12, 2017.

“Holiness: the only tragedy is not becoming a saint,” for Theology on Tap, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary,
October 28, 2016.  Repeated for Christ Life Series, Saint John the Baptist, Philadelphia, PA, December 6,
2016.

“Biblical Hermeneutics: Part I and II,” Two conferences for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Permanent Deaconate
Candidates, Saint Charles Borromeo, Wynnewood, PA, presented annually from 2013-2016.

“Jesus, the Face of God’s Mercy,” for Adult Faith Formation, Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Warminster, PA,
October 27, 2016.

“Reading Sacred Scripture,” for RCIA, Saint John the Baptist Parish, Philadelphia, PA, October 3, 2016.

“Mercy in the Scriptures,” for Young Adult Group, Montgomery County, PA, September 20, 2016.

“God’s Mercy Revealed in Sacred Scripture,” for the Alumni of the School of Theological Studies of Saint Charles Borromeo Theological Seminary, Wynnewood, PA, February 20, 2016.

“Advent Reflection: Luke’s Infancy Narratives,” for Saint Margaret’s Parish, Narberth, PA, December 15, 2015.

“The Joy of the Gospel,” for Theology on Tap, Saint John the Baptist, Philadelphia, PA., November 16, 2014.

“Preparing for Christmas,” for At the Well: 35 and Older Singles Group in Westchester, PA, December 2, 2014.

“The Papacy in the Bible,” for Catholic Young Adults of Westchester, PA., June 5, 2013. 

“New Life in Christ,” for Living Waters Prayer Group of Saint Benedict Parish, Bronx, NY, August 4, 2013.

“Liturgy, Creation and Marriage,” for Catholic Young Adults of Westchester, PA., September 15, 2013.

“Knowledge in the Gospel of John,” for the Alumni of the School of Theological Studies of Saint Charles Borromeo
Theological Seminary, Wynnewood, PA, October 15, 2013.

“The Psalms: A Five Part Series,” for the Young Adult Group of Saint John’s Evangelist Church, Philadelphia, PA.,
April–May, 2012.  

“God of the Old Testament: Kind or Cruel?” for Theology on Tap Northeast, Philadelphia, PA, October 22, 2012.

“Divine Violence in the Prophetic Literature: An application of the principles of Verbum Domini,” for the
Monsignor Jerome D. Quinn Institute of Biblical Studies at The Saint Paul Seminary in Minnesota in June,
2011. 

“The Biblical Hermeneutics of Benedict XVI,” for Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia, PA, December
16, 2010.

“Psalms: An Introduction to Prayer,” for Saint Joseph’s Church, Downingtown, PA, October 23, 2010.