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Father Malachi Van Tassell T.O.R., Ph.D

Fr. Malachi Van Tassel

Title: President
Phone: 814-472-3001
E-mail: mvantassell@francis.edu


  • B.A., Franciscan University
  • M. Tax., Arizona State University
  • M. Div., Washington Theological Union
  • Ph.D., Capella University Certified Public Accountant (Arizona)


Teaching & Research

Courses Taught

  • ECON 101 Macroeconomics
  • BUS 101 Introduction to Business
  • ACCT 101 Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 102 Managerial Accounting
  • MGMT 203 Labor /Management Relations
  • RLST 205 Faith and Franciscanism


  • Servant leadership and its relationship to the business world
  • Scripture and its applicability to current, everyday situations
Academic Profile

Academic Career Information

  • Provinical Econome (Treasurer)
  • Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
  • Franciscan Friars, TOR (2007 - present)


  • Doctoral Dissertation: Called to Serve: Servant-Leadership Perceptions at a Franciscan-Sponsored Institution as Correlated With Job Satisfaction. UMI no. 3229492
  • Book Review: International Handbook of Land and Property Taxation, in Journal of the American Taxation Association, Fall 2007.
  • Forthcoming book review, City Taxes, City Spending, in JATA Fall, 2008.
Community Involvement
  • Captain and Chaplain, Loretto Community Volunteer Fire Company

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