Fr. Mathias F. Doyle, O.F.M.

Fr. Matt Doyle photoFr. Mathias F. Doyle, O.F.M. entered the Franciscans after graduating from Siena College in 1955. He was Ordained in 1962. After teaching for two years at St. Francis College in Rye Beach, N.H. he received his M.A. degree from the Catholic University of American in 1965 and his Ph.D. in Politics from the University of Notre Dame in 1968.

His first assignment after studies was to Siena College where he taught Political Science and served as co-Director of the Franciscan Formation program. He also holds a Certificate in Educational Administration from Harvard University 1983.  In 1972 he was elected guardian of the Franciscan community at Siena College. In October of 1975, he was elected as the 17th President of St. Bonaventure University. 

In 2002-2003, Fr. Mathias served as the first Administrator’s Fellow at the Agency for International Development and later as an Administrative assistant to Congressman Amory Houghton in Washington D.C. He was then appointed as the Director of the Office of Peace and Justice at St. Anthony Shrine in Boston, MA. where he served until his appointment as Director of the Franciscan Center for Service and Advocacy at Siena College in the Fall of 2007.

His hope is to work with students, faculty and staff with the same enthusiasm and commitment that he experienced while a student and faculty member here in the past.