Rev. Ron Bieganowski, S.J.

Ron  Bieganowski
Rev. Ron Bieganowski, S.J.Marquette University

Marquette Hall, 213

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-1956
Curriculum Vitae

Chaplain to the College of Business Administration

Teaching undergraduates at Marquette has been my major work since 1976: it's been a wonderful experience. Regularly I've taught a two semester survey of American Literature along with sections of the First Year Writing course and upper divisions courses such as "American Literature from 1798 - 1865," "The Poetry of Robert Frost," "Catholic Imagination in Recent American Writing," and "Recent Midwest Writings." Specific research has been on Robert Frost, Edgar Allan Poe, and James Baldwin. 

Over the past several years, I have given retreats at the Jesuit Retreat Houses on the shores of Lake Winnebago and Lake Demontreville, near St. Paul. In 2007, I began to serve as Chaplain to the College of Business. In addition to offering invocations and reflections on various occasions, I am also on call for special needs. 

These many years have meant experiencing what the Frost poem describes as uniting "My avocation and my vocation/ As my two eyes make one in sight." 


  • A.B., Ph.L., M.A. St. Louis University, 1965 
  • S.T.M. Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, 1972 
  • Ph.D. Fordham University, 1977 

Professional Interests

Teaching Interests

American Literature, Fiction, Poetry, Catholic Imagination in American Writings, Recent Midwest Writings. 

Research Interests

Robert Frost; Edgar Allan Poe; James Baldwin. 

Selected Publications

"Faith Dimensions of a Jesuit, Catholic Education" Jesuit Journeys, Fall 2011

Robert Frost’s New Hampshire: Realm Not Region." Literature and Belief. 2 (1982): 83-92. 

"Robert Frost’s Annotations to Henri Bergson’s Creative Evolution." Resources for American Literary Study. 13 (1983): 184-93. 

"Robert Frost’s Sense of Choice in Mountain Interval." College Literature. 11 (1984): 258-68. 

"James Baldwin’s Vision of Otherness in 'Sonny’s Blues' and Giovanni's Room." College Language Association Journal. 32 (1988): 69-80. 

"The Self-Consuming Narrator in Poe’s 'Ligeia' and 'Usher.'" American Literature. 60 (1988): 175-87. 

"Robert Frost’s A Boy’s Will and Henri Bergson’s Creative Evolution." The South Carolina Review 21 (1988): 9-16. "The Retreat Stories." Jesuit Journeys. (Winter 2009): 20-24. 

Honors and Awards

N.D.E.A. Grant, 1968 

American Philosophical Society Grant, 1981.