Fr. Kilian J. Malvey, O.S.B.


SMU Board Committees

Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Committee
Academic Affairs Committee

Educational Background

Weston Theological University
Master of Arts
University of California, Berkeley
Doctor of Ministry Theology
Boston Theological Institute
Master of Arts Theology
Heythrop College (London University), 1974
Bachelor of Arts Theology
Marquette University, 1970
Master of Arts in English
Saint Martin’s College, 1964
Bachelor of Arts in English
Saint Martin's High School, 1955


Fr. Kilian Malvey

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.

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 has 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. Killian was appointed as director of the Benedictine Insitute.

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 thinking."