Provost Emerita and Distinguished Professor of Theology, St John’s University, New York
Julia Upton, RSM, is a member of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. She holds a PhD in Theology from Fordham University and is Provost Emerita and Distinguished Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at St John’s University (NY), where she has taught since 1979. She has served as a member of the Liturgical Commission of the Diocese of Brooklyn since 1978 and served two terms (1978–1981; 2007–2010) as an advisor to the United States National Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Divine Worship. Dr Upton’s most recent book, Worship in Spirit and Truth: The Life and Legacy of H A Reinhold, was published by Liturgical Press in 2009. She is currently writing a biography of Adé Bethune, a liturgical artist, consultant and social activist whose work is most closely associated with the Catholic Worker.