University Profiles


Rev. Msgr. Robert F. Coleman, J.C.D.

Associate Vice Provost

Office of the Provost


Msgr. Coleman is Minister to the Priest Community at Seton Hall and teaches Canon Law General and Canon Law Marriage.

Reverend Monsignor Robert Coleman, J.C.D., Associate Vice Provost, earned a J.C.L. and J.C.D. from the Pontifical Gregorian University. He also earned a diploma from the School of Latin Letters, Pontifical Gregorian University. His dissertation was titled: Canon 369: The Definition of a Diocese in the Code of Canon Law. Ordained to the priesthood in 1978, his first assignment was as Parochial Vicar at Saint Aloysius Church in Jersey City until 1982. He then served as Advocate, and later, as Judge and Defender of the Bond of the Metropolitan Tribunal, Archdiocese of Newark. From 1994-1996, he was Secretary for Canonical Affairs, Office of the Archbishop of Newark, as well as Coordinator of the Task Force for the Pastoral Visit of Pope John Paul II to the Archdiocese. In 1996 he was named a Chaplain to His Holiness with the title of Monsignor. Monsignor Coleman served as Vice-Rector/Business Manager of Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology from 1996 to 2000. He was appointed Rector and Dean in July of 2000 and served the seminary in that position until June of 2012. He has been teaching Canon Law General and Canon Law Marriage since 1996 and served as a member of the theological faculty of the Pastoral Provision from 2007-2009 and again in 2011. In 2005 Monsignor Coleman was elevated to the rank of Prelate of Honor. He was granted a sabbatical for the academic year 2012-2013 and then assumed the position of Associate Vice Provost in the summer of 2013. In addition, in July 2014 Monsignor Coleman was appointed the Minister to the Priest Community at Seton Hall.


  • J.C.D., Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome
  • J.C.L., Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome

Office Phone
(973) 275-2891


Office Location
Room 327
Presidents Hall


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