Robert O. Wyatt

The Rev. Dr. Robert O. Wyatt, is Priest Associate, preaching, presiding, and facilitating adult formation where needed. Bob is deeply involved with agencies of the Diocese of Chicago, currently serving on the board of Bishop and Trustees, which manages church properties, and Bishop Anderson House, our chaplaincy ministry at the Illinois Medical District. He was previously associate priest at Grace Hinsdale, rector at St. Helena/S. Elena Burr Ridge, and curate at Transfiguration Palos Park. Bob holds a bachelor’s in English from Sewanee: The University of the South, master’s degrees from Northwestern University (English), the University of Tennessee (Communication), and Vanderbilt Divinity School (pastoral studies), and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University (Renaissance literature). Prior to ordination in 2004, he was director of communication research and professor at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro. He was also survey research adviser to the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University for five years and book editor for the Nashville Tennessean for 15 years. Bob is author of Free Expression and the American Public (ASNE, 1991) and co-author of Free Expression in Five Democratic Publics (Hampton, 2004).