Rev. Pat Madden, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor


Ph.D., Biblical Studies, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
M.A., Latin, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
M.A., Liturgy, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
M.Div., St. Meinrad School of Theology, St. Meinrad, IN
B.A., Philosophy, St. Joseph Seminary College, Covington, LA

Sabbatical Hebrew & Arabic studies, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
Certificate in Modern Hebrew, Ulpan Akiva, Kitah Daleth, Netanya, Israel
Certificate in Modern Hebrew, Linguaphone Institute, London, England

Academic Appointments

University of Dallas

Adjunct Professor, IRPS & School of Ministry, 2003-present

Loyola University

Adjunct Faculty, Institute for Ministry, 2003-present

Diocese of Shreveport

Director, Greco Institute, 2002-present
Adjunct Instructor, 1982-1990, 1998-2002

St. Mary's Seminary & University

Assistant Profesoor of Scripture, 1995-1998

Pastoral Experience

Associate Pastor, various churches, Diocese of Alexandria-Shreveport, 1974-1982, 1998-2002
Campus Minister, ULM, Monroe, LA, 1998-2002
Hospital Chaplain, LSU Medical Center, Shreveport, LA, 1988-1990
Hopsital Chaplain, St. Francis Cabrini Hospital, Alexandria, LA, 1982-1987

Select Publications

  • Eleven articles in Homily Service published by The Liturgical Conference from 1998 to 2002.
  • Jesus' Walking on the Sea: An Investigation of the Origin of the Narrative Account. BZNW Volume 81. Berlin: de Gruyter, January 1997.
  • "The Role of the Christian Community in the Process of Initiation according to the RCIA." Emmanuel 86 (1980) 79-86.
  • "A Hermeneutic of Ephesians 5." Resonance 8 (1975) 72-80.

Professional Memberships

  • Catholic Biblical Association of America Catholic
  • Theological Society of America
  • College Theological Society
  • Notre Dame Center for Pastoral Liturgy
  • Society of Biblical Literature

Curriculum Vitae


2018 Galbraith Lecture Explores 'Dante and Liturgical Time'

As we age, most of us ask ourselves, where has the time gone? Borrowing text from UD's Core curriculum, this spring semester's Galbraith Lecture will explore the difference between our own perception of time, and how the philosopher-poet Dante Alighieri viewed mankind's immortal clock, steeped in Scripture and in life.

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UD Presents: 'Dwelling: Paintings by Peter Ligon and Layla Luna'

The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition featuring two Dallas/Fort Worth area artists, Peter Ligon and Layla Luna, who articulate the architectural styling of dwelling spaces in their paintings. Both artists will give presentations at an opening reception on Friday, March 23, at 5:30 p.m. in the Haggar Art History Auditorium located in the Haggerty Art Village on the University of Dallas’ Irving campus.

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Politics Major Empowers Youth, Shares Story Through Theater

Although she herself is not able to vote, Liz Magallanes, BA '18, works to make voting possible for other people. She first got involved with the organization Mi Familia Vota in 2014 and has been contributing to their endeavors ever since, including working with high school students in Dallas ISD. Additionally, she recently had a role in the play "Deferred Action."

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