Father Kilian Malvey, O.S.B.
Title and discipline: professor,
Office location: Old Main 361
Fr. Kilian J. Malvey, O.S.B. is a member of St. Martin's Abbey,
professor of religious studies and English at Saint Martin's
University and former director of Saint Martin's University's
Spiritual Life Institute.
Originally from Manhattan, Fr. Kilian came to Saint Martin's
in 1953, sent by his father who "believed in the importance and
value of a good education–particularly,
Catholic education." For Fr. Kilian, Saint Martin's is a family
affair: two brothers and two nieces have graduated from Saint
Martin's College and two cousins from Saint Martin's High
School. Fr. Kilian graduated from Saint Martin's College in 1964
with a bachelor of arts, and continued his studies through the
years in Wisconsin, Canada, England, Berkeley and Weston
Theological University in Boston.
Accomplishments: Professionally, Fr. Kilian has
held positions as college registrar, dean of men, dean of students,
director of residence, director of Campus Ministry, chair of the
English department and chair of religious studies. He served as a
member of the Personnel Board for the Catholic Arch Diocese of
Seattle and the President's Council; and he is a member of the
Society of Fellows and the MLA. Most recently, Fr. Kilian was
appointed as director of the Benedictine Institute.
His favorite program at Saint Martin's University is the
Summer Spiritual Life Institute because it "brings to the campus
unique and creative voices; it challenges traditional ways of
Education: B.A., Saint Martin's College; B.A.,
Heythrop College, University of London; M.A., Marquette University;
D.Min., University of California, Berkeley; M.T.S., Boston