Bishop Jeffrey Monforton attended Wayne State University after which he entered Sacred Heart Major Seminary and subsequently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy in 1989. While residing at the North American College in Rome he received his Bachelors in Sacred Theology (STB) in 1992 and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Later, as a priest, he was awarded a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University.
Since his appointment as Bishop of Steubenville, he has been a member of the Board of Governors of the Pontifical North American College in Rome since November 2012, and since November 2015, a member of the Development Committee of the PNAC. Bishop Monforton also serves on the United States Conference of Bishops Subcommittee on Aid to the Church in Central and Eastern Europe, also November 2012. Since 2013, he serves on the Board of Regents and the Priestly Formation Board at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, PA, as well as Episcopal Moderator to the Diocesan Information Systems Conference (DISC), 2017. Bishop Monforton was awarded on May 10, 2014 with an honorary doctorate in Sacred Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville