Robert Toth served as executive director of the Merton Institute for Contemplative Living in Louisville, Kentucky from 1998 to 2010. He is currently engaged in several projects related to advancing the contemplative movement and improving the human condition. These include The Contemplative Alliance, the American Education Think Tank, and the National Leadership Congress. He is the co-editor of Bridges to Contemplative Living (2010), a popular series designed for small group dialogue.
He received his A.B in Classics and M.A. in Education from John Carroll University. He taught English in secondary schools for six years and worked in healthcare administration for twenty-two years before joining the Merton Institute.