Professional Bio


  • Ph.D., University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1976
  • M.A., Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1968
  • B.A., Seattle University, 1963

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests

Native American Religions, especially the Southwest U.S.
Philosophy of Religion
Biblical Studies
Catholic Theology/History
Literature and Oral Tradition
Religion and Communications Media

Papers and publications

2017: Thatcher, Tom, Chris Keith, Raymond F. Person, Jr., Elsie R. Stern, and Judith Stern. Dictionary of The Bible and Ancient Media. New York and London: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2017.

Lumpp, R. F. "Bauman, Richard." 35-36.

__________. "Ethnography of Speaking." 123-25.

__________. "Ethnopoetics." 126-28.

__________. "Hymes, Dell." 179-80.

__________. "Ong, Walter J., S.J." 250-52.

__________. "Tedlock, Dennis." 393-94.

2000: "Compositional Techniques of the alabados of New Mexico: Negotiating Text and Oral Performance," with Thomas J. Steele, S.J., Romance Philology (53) 527-549.

1999: Tools for Tradition Studies: Theory, Method, Applications, with Thomas J. Steele, S.J., Wheat Ridge CO: Interculture Learning Resources.

1995: "Tradition and Common Sense in the Academy: An Odyssey in Search of Dialogue." Adducere II. Denver, CO: Regis University, 1995. (1992: Regis College Faculty Lecturer of the Year).