Dr. Mark S. Markuly

Mark Markuly, PhD, has been Dean and Professor at the School of Theology and Ministry (STM) at Seattle University since 2007. With degrees in three different academic disciplines, he approaches theological education from an interdisciplinary fashion. Over the past ten years, he has guided faculty at the school in creating programming that re-imagines the role of theology in an embedded university setting, and the importance for theological insight and ministerial skills for a broader society and culture, particularly in a highly secular environment like the Pacific Northwest. As a former newspaper editor, co-owner of a commercial contracting business, and regional director of religious education for a 28-county Catholic diocese, he has had a long-standing concern about the financial and organizational leadership of faith-based organizations, and the knowledge, perspectives and skills needed to run the “business” side of the church. 

He has a bachelor degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism, a master degree in systematic theology from Aquinas Institute of Theology, studies in the Master of Divinity degree program at Kenrick Seminary, St. Louis, and a PhD in education from St. Louis University, with an emphasis in learning theory, cognitive science, and instructional strategies.