Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: The Catholic University of America
Location: Washington, DC, United States
Rev. Monsignor Robert F. Trisco, Professor Emeritus at The Catholic University of America, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in religious services and higher education.
A celebrated figure in the fields of religion and education, Rev. Trisco has amassed more than 30 years of professional excellence in his areas of expertise. A professor emeritus at the Catholic University of America since 2000, he was formerly a Kelly-Quinn Distinguished Professor of Church History at the university from 1999 to 2000, a full professor of church history from 1975 to 1999, and an academic vice rector from 1966 to 1968. He has continued to participate in the historical commission for the beautification of Thomas Frederick Price since 2012 and Vincent Robert Capodanno since 2013, and is also on the advisory committee of the Association of Friends of the Archives of Congregation for Doctrine of the Faith since 1999. In addition, he has been an honorary member of the Accademia di San Carlo in Milan, Italy, since 1986.
Alongside his primary endeavors, Rev. Trisco was on the International Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and Orthodox Church from 1999 to 2006, the subcommittee of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops from 1987 to 1992, and the Pontifical Committee on Historical Sciences from 1982 to 2009. He has additionally served the International Commission on Comparative Church History as an assessor and president of the American subcommittee. A member of the subcommittee of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, he was also a former expert of the Second Vatican Council in the early 1960s.
To prepare for his illustrious career, Rev. Trisco pursued a formal education at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake, earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1951. He followed this accomplishment with a Licentiate in Sacred Theology in 1955 and a Historical Doctor of Ecclesiastes from Pontifical Gregorian University in 1962. He subsequently earned an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Belmont Abbey College in 1992. He was ordained as a priest of the Roman Catholic Church in 1954, a monsignor in 1992, and a Protonotary Apostolic in 2010.
A leading voice in his industry, Rev. Trisco maintains affiliation with several organizations, including as former executive secretary and secretary-treasurer of the American Catholic Historical Association and member of the council of the American Society of Church History. He is also a longstanding member of the American History Association and the Canadian Catholic History Association. In addition, Rev. Trisco has continued to serve as an associate editor for “Catholic Historical Review, 1963-2005” since 2006, which he considers to be among the highlights of his career, and he has authored and coauthored numerous books throughout his tenure.
In recognition of his exceptional achievements, Rev. Trisco has been honored with several accolades during his career. In 2017, he was presented with the Founders Award from the Alumni Association of Pontifical Gregorian University. In addition, the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem honored him as a Knight Equestrian in 1993 and Knight Commander in 1998. Notably, he was selected for inclusion into several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Religion, Who’s Who in the East, and Who’s Who in the World.
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