About Father Maher

Rev. James J. Maher, C.M.

Curriculum Vitae

Educational Background

  • 2004 - D.Min. (Doctor of Ministry),  Immaculate Conception Seminary and Graduate School of Theology
  • 1990 - Th.M. (Master of Theology), Mary Immaculate Seminary,  Northampton, Pa.
  • 1989 - M. Div. (Master of Divinity), Mary Immaculate Seminary, Northampton, Pa.
  • 1984 - B.A. (Sociology), St. John's University, Queens, N.Y.

Relevant Work Experience

  • 2013 - President, Niagara University
  • 2010 - Present Provincial Consulter,  Eastern Province, Congregation of the Mission
  • 2011 - 2013 Executive Vice President for Mission and Student Services, St. John’s University
  • 2009 - 2010 Executive Director of the Vincentian Institute for Social Action, St. John's University  
  • 2004 - 2010 Vice President for Student Affairs, St. John's University
  • 1999 - 2005 Vice President for University Ministry, St. John's University
  • 1994 - 1999 Campus Minister, St. John's University

Professional Associations

  • DePaul University, Board of Trustees, 2009-
  • Niagara University, Board of Trustees, 2010-
  • St. John's Bread and Life Program, Chair Emeritus and Board Member, 1994-2006; Chair, 2012-
  • St. John's University, Executive Committee of the Board, 2011-2013
  • St. John's University, Executive Planning Committee, 2001-2013
  • St. John's University, Fair Labor Association, Collegiate Executive Committee, 1999-2003
  • St. John's University, Middle States Steering Committee, 2010-2011
  • St. John's University, NCAA Certification Committee, 2009
  • St. John's University, President's Senior Management Team, 2002-2013
  • St. John's University, University Collective Bargaining Committee, 2011-2012

Honors and Awards

  • Pietas Medal, St. John's University, 2009
  • Outstanding Leader in Education, Madison Who's Who, 2008
  • Student Affairs' Outstanding Administrator Achievement Award, St. John's University Student Government Inc., 2005
  • Inducted into Epsilon Kappa, Sigma Delta Phi (National Hispanic Honor Society), 2005
  • Named one of Top 100 Irish-Americans in U.S., Irish America Magazine, 2004
  • Outstanding Service Award, Outreach Project (New York), 2004
  • Cross and Anchor Award, Holy Cross High School (New York), 2001
  • President's Medal, St. John's University, 1998
  • Named one of Outstanding Young Men of America, 1998
  • New Yorker of the Week, Time Warner, New York One, 1995