Scott Brenon Caton, Ph.D.

Professor of History and Culture



  • Ph.D., History | University of Rochester
  • Masters of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) | Westminster Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Philosophy and Religion | Roberts Wesleyan College


Dr. Scott Brenon Caton is a founding faculty member of Northeastern Seminary and a founding member of the Rochester Chapter of the American Chesterton Society. He is one of the few men in the world who has received permission from Rome to be ordained a priest in the Roman Catholic Church although he is married. Dr. Caton is an alumnus of Roberts Wesleyan College and has been a teaching history at Roberts since 1990, and now serves as dean of the school of arts and humanities.

Speaking Topics

  • Church History
  • Roman Catholicism and Protestantism

Selected Publications/Presentations

  • “G.K. Chesterton As An Apologist,” (presentation, Rochester Chesterton Conference, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY, September 2014).
  • “Text and Translation: An Example from Religion,” (presentation, Charlotte High School, Rochester, NY, 2011).
  • “Catholicism and the English Reformation,” (presentation, Shakespeare as Catholic Conference, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY, 2006).