|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 Experience
Teacher/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 - 2007
Instructor and Assistant Professor – Biology Department of Xavier University – 2010 - 2020
Director – McKeough Marine Center, Xavier University – 2011 – 2020
Pastoral/Formation Work Experience
Assistant Parish Priest in the Jesuit Bukidnon Missions – 1998 – 2001
Formator and Vice Superior of the Jesuit Scholastics, Loyola House of Studies – 2001 – 2007
National Chaplain – Jesuit Volunteers Philippines Foundation Inc. – 2005 - 2007
Rector 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.
Cellule de Coopération au Développement), Assistant Project Leader, Philippines
Coastal Resource Assessment and Marine Debris Audit
Mangrove Mapping in Macajalar Bay Project,
Most Outstanding Nicolanian Award (2017) in the field of Environmental Science - Saint Paul University-Surigao
International Postgraduate Research Scholarship Award (IPRS) – University of Notre Dame Australia
University Postgraduate Scholarship Award (UPA) - University of Notre Dame Award
BOT Membership as a Trustee
Ateneo de Davao University
Ateneo de Manila University
Ateneo de Zamboanga University
Child Fund Philippines
Institute of Social Order
Maria Reyna Xavier University Hospital
Xavier Science Foundation
The University President
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