School of Theology and Ministry
Faculty

Mark S. Markuly, Ph.D.

  •  Mark Markuly
    Dean & Professor
    (206) 296-5330
    markulym@seattleu.edu


    Education:

    • Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in learning theory from St. Louis University
    • M.A. in Systematic Theology from Aquinas Institute of Theology
    • B.A. in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia

    Research Interests:

    Markuly's research interests have centered on learning theory as it applies to religious and theological education, and the role of religion and spirituality in American culture. Dean Markuly has published on issues that reach across the religious/secular divide in society, such as the spiritual dimension of student athletics, the tensions existing between Christianity and business leadership in a capitalist-oriented economy, and the cultural dynamics of professionalism that impinge on the professionalization of lay ministry. His course text for Loyola University, entitled Faith and Culture, is a broad treatment of the dialogue between theology and the social sciences, particularly sociology, anthropology and economics. Dr. Markuly is currently working on a book that explores the relevance of insights from brain research to shaping of religious identity, values and attitudes.

    His publishing interests have been, and remain, the creation of research-based materials that emphasize a sound contemporary presentation of the Catholic and Christian faith tradition, and challenge catechists and catechetical leaders to think from a stronger "evaluative" perspective about the goals and methodologies of their faith formation efforts. He is particularly interested in materials that reach across the religious/secular divide in American society and help to breakdown the compartmentalization of modern living.

    He is also interested in the application of learning theory to distance education, as well as instructional strategies and evaluation of distance education.

    Publications:

    • "A Terrible Grace: Building a Just Society on the Rubble of New Orleans." Seattle Journal for Social Justice 7, no. 1 (Fall/Winter 2008): 1-9.
    • "Pursuing a Sane and Holy Life." STM Review 8 (2008): 4-6.
    • Waiting for Deliverance, Workbook for Part I of Enduring Faith: A Story of African-American Catholics in America. Harcourt Religion Publishers, September, 2000, 90 pages.
    • The Promise Goes Unfulfilled, Workbook for Part II of Enduring Faith: A Story of African-American Catholics in America. Harcourt Religion Publishers, September, 2000, 97 pages.
    • Still Reaching for the Promised Land, Workbook for Part III of Enduring Faith: A Story of African-American Catholics in America. Harcourt Religion Publishers, September, 2000, 114 pages.
    • Catholic Schools in the U.S.: An Encyclopedia, Thomas C. Hunt, Ellis A. Joseph, Ronald J. Nuzzi (Eds). Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., 2003. Made the following entries: "Catechesi Tradendae," "The Confraternity of Christian Doctrine," "Come, Follow Me," "Director of Religious Education," "Thomas Groome," "Media Literacy," "Parish School of Religion," "Social Emotional Learning," "Sacramental Preparation," "Sharing the Light of Faith," "Total Catholic Education," "Vocation," "General Directory for Catechesis," "Ministry."
    • "Raising the Standard and Building a Culture for Professional Practice in Lay Ministry," Monograph for the National Association of Lay Ministry. (In press).
    • "Becoming More Intentional with the Sacred Spaces in Sports." The Living Light, Winter 2002, pp. 65-71. Article served as inspiration for an entire issue of this quarterly journal of the USCC Department of Education, which serves as an interdisciplinary review of Catholic Religious Education, Catechesis, and Pastoral Ministry. Published by the Office of Publishing and Promotion Services (OPPS).
    • "Being Faithful – Pursuing Success: Tools of Assessment." The Living Light, Spring, 2002, Vol. 38 (3), pp. 61-77.

    Personal Information

    Mark S. Markuly is Dean of the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University. He earned a PhD in education from St. Louis University and an MA in systematic theology from Aquinas Institute of Theology. He also has a BA in journalism from the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Prior to joining Seattle University, Dean Markuly was associate professor of religion and education and director of the Loyola Institute for Ministry (LIM) of Loyola University New Orleans.

    In addition to his teaching and administrative work, Dean Markuly has published pieces on issues that reach across the religious/secular divide in society, such as the spiritual dimension of student athletics, the tensions existing between Christianity and business leadership in a capitalist-oriented economy, and the cultural dynamics of professionalism that impinge on efforts to professionalize lay ministry. His course text for Loyola University, entitled Faith and Culture, focuses on the dialogue between theology and the social sciences, particularly sociology, anthropology, and economics.