|Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan|
Fr Mars P Tan SJ
15th University President
PhD in Environmental Science - University of Notre Dame Australia
M.S. Environmental Science - University of the Philippines, Diliman
M.A. Theology - Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University
B.S. Biology- Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City
High School - Saint Paul University (formerly San Nicolas College), Surigao City
Teaching/Research Work ExperienceTeacher/Jesuit Regent - Xavier University High School - 1992 -1994 Research Assistant - Environmental Science for Social Change, AdMU - 2005 - 2007 Research Assistant - Institute of Social Order, AdMU – 2005 - 2007Instructor and Assistant Professor – Biology Department of Xavier University – 2010 - 2020Director – McKeough Marine Center, Xavier University – 2011 – 2020
Pastoral/Formation Work ExperienceAssistant Parish Priest in the Jesuit Bukidnon Missions – 1998 – 2001Formator and Vice Superior of the Jesuit Scholastics, Loyola House of Studies – 2001 – 2007National Chaplain – Jesuit Volunteers Philippines Foundation Inc. – 2005 - 2007Rector of the Jesuit Community of Xavier University – 2009 – 2020
Published works (main or co-author)
Propagation protocol of Pteris vittata L. using spores for phytoremediation.
Other completed research works and projects as Director
Physical, biological and chemical profiling of the Cagayan de Oro River.
Assessment and monitoring of the clam community and water quality of Agutayan Island,
Jassan, Misamis. Oriental.
Establishment of a Protocol for the propagation and development of selected hyperaccumulator plants.
SWAT modeling of the Cagayan de Oro River Catchment to measure runoff and sediment losses.
Oceanographic modeling of the sediment plume in Cagayan de Oro River mouth, Macajalar Bay.
Present conditions of mangroves, corals, seagrasses and seagrasses at the river mouth
as related to the sediment plume dynamics of the Cagayan de Oro River.
Building up an Integrated Methodology for Water resources Assessment and Management in urban coastal areas.
Coastal Resource Assessment and Marine Debris Audit
Mangrove Mapping in Macajalar Bay Project,
AwardsMost Outstanding Nicolanian Award (2017) in the field of Environmental Science - Saint Paul University-SurigaoInternational Postgraduate Research Scholarship Award (IPRS) – University of Notre Dame AustraliaUniversity Postgraduate Scholarship Award (UPA) - University of Notre Dame Award
BOT Membership as a TrusteeAteneo de Davao UniversityAteneo de Manila UniversityAteneo de Zamboanga UniversityChild Fund PhilippinesInstitute of Social OrderMaria Reyna Xavier University HospitalXavier Science Foundation
The University President
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