- Ph.D. (The Catholic University of America)
First Year at Xavier University:
Dr. Martin Madar is a native of Slovakia and has lived in the U.S. since 1998. Prior to coming to Xavier, he was an adjunct professor at Barry University (Miami Shores, FL). Dr. Madar holds the B.A. in Theology from St. Mary’s Seminary & University (Baltimore, MD), the M.A. in Theology from Barry University, and the Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from the Catholic University of America (Washington, DC). He is a member of the Catholic Theological Society of America, the College Theology Society, and the American Academy of Religion. His research interests include ecclesiology, Vatican II, ecumenism, and foundational theology. He presented a paper titled "The Contribution of Joseph A. Komonchak to the Hermeneutics of Vatican II" at the Annual Meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association in March 2014. He also gave a lecture in October 2014 at the Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati titled "The Non-Founding of the Church by Jesus and Its Implications for Ecumenical Dialogue," which was part of their Kemper Lecture Series. In June 2015 he attended the Annual Convention of the Catholic Theological Society of America where he was a respondent at the Fundamental Theology/Method selected session. which investigated the topic of the sensus fidei. This past June Dr. Madar also taught a course on the Creed at the Archdiocese of Miami Summer Catechetical Institute. He is excited to be part of the Xavier launch of its First Year Seminar component of the revised Core Curriculum, teaching a course "God on Trial."