Dr. Madson serves as the academic dean for the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and coordinates institutional research at the university. His doctoral work focused on urban studies, and he teaches research methods and statistics. In addition to numerous research projects on campus, Dr. Madson evaluates community programs such as the Targeted Community Action Plan, Weed and Seed: Neighborhood Assessment, Patient Navigation for Cancer Screenings among Native Americans in Montana, and Early Childhood Development: Pre-school Intervention Strategies. He joined the faculty at the university in 2006.

Born and raised in Montana, Dr. Madson loves the great outdoors, including mountain biking, skiing, and fly fishing. He is a Crossfit Level I trainer and competitive athlete at a local affiliate.

BS, Montana State University, Bozeman
MA, Western Washington University
PhD, Portland State University

“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters.”
-Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It