Dr. Morrow teaches a wide range of courses in Catholic Theology at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology, including The Theology of Pope Benedict XVI, The Theology of the Old Testament, The Eucharist, and Ecclesiology. His research focuses on the history of biblical interpretation and theological exegesis. He is particularly interested in the union between Catholic theology and Catholic biblical scholarship. The bulk of his current research pertains to the early modern and enlightenment political background to the rise of the historical critical method for studying the Bible in the university. He also is interested in traditional forms of Jewish and Christian biblical exegesis, and especially the important role the liturgy plays in developing a sacramental hermeneutic. He serves as a Senior Fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, and is an active member of La Société Internationale d’Études sur Alfred Loisy, the American Academy of Religion, the Society of Biblical Literature and the College Theology Society, among other professional organizations.
- Ph.D., University of Dayton
- M.A., University of Dayton
- B.A., Miami University
- Murmuring Against Moses: The Contentious History and Contested Future of Pentateuchal Studies. Co-authored with John S. Bergsma. Steubenville, Emmaus Academic, 2023.
- Modern Biblical Criticism as a Tool of Statecraft (1700-1900). Co-authored with Scott W. Hahn. Steubenville, Emmaus Academic, 2020.
- Alfred Loisy and Modern Biblical Studies, Washington, DC, The Catholic University of America Press, 2019.
- "Newman: Biblical Exegete and Teacher," in A Guide to John Henry Newman: His Life and Thought, ed. Reverend Juan R. Vélez, 105-21, Washington, DC, The Catholic University of America Press, 2022.
- "The Reluctant Conversion of a Skeptic," in By Strange Ways: Theologians and Their Paths to the Catholic Church, ed. Jonathan Fuqua and Daniel Strudwick, 161-92, San Francisco, Ignatius Press, 2022.
- "Methods of Interpreting Scripture and Nature: The Influence of the Baconian Method on Spinoza's Bible Criticism," in Studies in the History of Exegesis, ed. Mark W. Elliott, Raleigh C. Heth, and Angela Zautcke, 157-73, Tübingen, Mohr Siebeck, 2022.
- Sabbatical Research Grants Awarded, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, 2015-2016 and 2022-2023
- University Research Council Summer Stipend Award, Seton Hall University, Summers 2015, 2018, and 2021
- Researcher of the Year, Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology, Seton Hall University, 2013, 2017, and 2020
- Visiting Scholar, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2015-2016