Matthew Kuhner, Ph.D. - St. Bernard's

Matthew Kuhner, Ph.D.


Vice President and Academic Dean / Associate Professor of Systematic Theology



585-271-3657, ext. 292


Dr. Matthew Kuhner is Vice President / Academic Dean and Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry in Rochester, NY. Dr. Kuhner earned his Masters in Theological Studies at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family in Washington, DC, and completed his Ph.D. in systematic theology at Ave Maria University in southwest Florida. Dr. Kuhner’s academic work has appeared in Harvard Theological Review, the Journal of Theological Studies, Lux Veritatis: A Journal of Speculative Theology, Angelicum, the Journal of Moral Theology, Pro Ecclesia, Nova et Vetera, Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, and the Journal of Jesuit Studies. He serves on the Editorial Board of Communio: International Catholic Review. His areas of teaching and research interest reflect the integrated convergence of dogmatic and historical theology, with a special emphasis in 20th century Catholic thought and the theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar. Dr. Kuhner deeply loves teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and his favorite classes are Mary, Mother of God and Faith, Fiction, and Film: The Drama of Belief. Dr. Kuhner is married to his college sweetheart, Michelle, and they have the joy of sharing their lives with their daughter, Catherine Grace, and sons, John Benedict and Aidan Dominic.

Dr. Kuhner can be contacted for matters related to degree programs, partnership opportunities, academic excellence, and formation programs.

CV for Dr. Kuhner

Administration | Full-time