Robert V. Caro, S.J.

Father Caro
Robert Caro, S.J., Vice President for Mission and Ministry, Emeritus Professor of English


Robert Caro, S.J., vice president for Mission and Ministry, Emeritus Professor of English.

Before coming to his present position in 2006, Caro spent 30 years as a member of the English faculty, teaching, among other courses, Shakespeare, the Poetry of Meditation, and Women in the Bible. His research and publications focused on the Jesuit poet G.M. Hopkins and on links between the Ignatian Rules for Discernment and characterization in Shakespeare. He has also published “Ethnic Diversity and Religious Identity in U.S. Catholic Higher Education” (Current Issues in Catholic Higher Education, 25:2, 2006).

Caro served a term as rector of the LMU Jesuit Community and from 2000-06 was the California Jesuit Provincial’s Assistant for Higher Education.

Caro’s undergraduate studies were at Santa Clara University, and his S.T.M. degree is from Santa Clara’s Jesuit School of Theology. He received his master's degree in English from Gonzaga University and his Ph.D. from the University of Washington.