Catholic graduate school of theology and ministry in the Dominican tradition

Fr. Michael Mascari, O.P.

Vice President and Academic Dean


Michael A. Mascari, O.P., Vice President and Academic Dean, is a Dominican Friar of the Province of St. Albert the Great (Central).  Fr. Mascari earned the Bachelor of Arts in History from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.;  the Doctor of Jurisprudence from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois; the Master of Divinity and the Master of Arts in Theology from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri, the Master of Arts and the Doctor of Philosophy in Early Christian Studies from The Catholic University of American in Washington, D.C.  Before coming to Aquinas Institute of Theology Fr. Mascari was the Socius for the Intellectual Life of the Dominican Order, President of the Board of Directors of the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Anglicum) in Rome, Italy and twice Provincial superior of the Dominican Friars of Province of St. Albert the Great.  Mascari's scholarly interests are focused on Latin Patristics and the thought of Thomas Aquinas.

Selected Courses

  • Church History II
  • Uses of Philosophy and Theology
  • Thomas Aquinas: Life, Thought and Works
  • Christ/Sacraments: Tertia Pars

Selected Publications 

Into the Courtyard of the Gentiles: Reflections on Dominican Mission (with Archbishop Joseph Tobin and Scott Appleby), (Chicago: New Priory Press, 2014)

"Recovering Patristic Prayer: Gregory of Nyssa and the Christian Life Today," Chicago Studies (2001) 91-106

"Access to Health Care by the Poor: Two Solutions to a Growing Crisis," Linacre Quarterly 54 (1987) 79-86.