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Father Robert Carbonneau, C.P., Ph.D.

Father Rob Carbonneau, C.P., Ph.D. is from West Hartford, Connecticut and ordained a Passionist priest in 1978.  He was assigned to Scranton in 2018.  Presently he is official historian for the St. Paul of the Cross Province of the Passionists and Adjunct Professor in the History Department at The University of Scranton where he teaches American Catholic and Asian history.  He is a member of the Passionist International Historical Commission.  His first seven years were in retreat ministry after which Fr. Rob went on to receive his doctorate in American and East Asian History from Georgetown University in 1992.  He has taught at American colleges and universities and as a foreign expert in Chongqing, China from 2007 to 2008.  At the the Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Culture of the University of San Francisco he participated with scholars to digitize the Passionist China Collection from 2012 to 2017, where he is also an Affiliated Research Fellow.  He has served as Executive Director of the U.S.- China Catholic Association in Berkeley, California from 2014 to 2017.  Overall, his research and publications focus on the Passionists in the U,S, and China and the history of American Catholic missionaries in the twentieth century.  Learn more at  Fr. Rob is available for public lectures.