Department of Art and Design
Ziv Art and Design Building, Office 205A
M.A., University of Cincinnati
Expertise: Art History/Sculpture/Study Abroad
Mr. Mader is a professor of art and art history in the Department of Art and Design. He recently has served as head of the art history program, as Coordinator of the Core Curriculum, as Director of Study Abroad, and as Advisor to the College's London Program. A full-time faculty member at the Mount for more than 40 years, Professor Mader earned his M.A. in Art History from the University of Cincinnati.
Professor Mader is a professional artist. With a colleague in biology, his recent academic research interest has been writing about the interesting presence of insects—as subject matter-- in the drawing and paintings of Renaissance painter/printmaker Albrecht Durer. He has published articles in "Grove's Dictionary of Art" and has authored artist biographies on the web sites of the Tate Modern Museum, London, and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa), New York. He is interested in nautical archaeology, and has made multiple research dives with a Greek colleague in the Aegean Sea, and in Egypt's ancient harbor at Alexandria.
Mr. Mader has exhibited in more than 40 juried and invitational exhibits. He has reviewed manuscripts for Prentice-Hall publishers, has been faculty consultant to ETS (Educational Testing Service), and is a Field Reader for the U.S. Department of Education.