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Mark DeMott

mark demottSystematic Theology



B.A., University of Notre Dame, 2002

M.Div., University of Notre Dame, 2007


Mark DeMott is a fifth-year doctoral student in systematic theology, with research interests in ecclesiology, liberation theology, faith-based community organizing and practical theology. His work attends to the experience of those on the margins of church and society, and his dissertation explores the theology and social activism of Salvadoran Jesuit martyr Ignacio Ellacuría at the Universidad Centroamericana José Simeon Cañas in San Salvador. He loves teaching and has taught Faith & Critical Reason and Spiritual Exercises and Culture numerous times.

Originally from Holland, Michigan, Mark earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Notre Dame. He served as a college residence hall director and campus minister at Notre Dame, the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon, and Saint Xavier University in Chicago; taught high school in South Bend, Indiana, and Jinja, Uganda; ministered as a hospital chaplain in Colorado Springs; and accompanied those experiencing urban poverty as part of a Catholic Worker community in central Phoenix and at a parish in Monterrey, México. Prior to coming to Fordham, he served as Director of Campus Ministry at the University of Portland.

Mark enjoys mountain climbing, hiking, running and playing the piano. He lives in Chicago’s Logan
Square neighborhood.