Dr. Madson is married to Christian, a registered nurse. Christian is the owner/operator of the Great Falls Gymnastics Academy and a certified Holy Yoga instructor. They have three boys, Gunnar, Lars, and Trygve. Dr. Madson was a gymnast from an early age into college. The Madson’s enjoy living in Montana with the abundance of outdoor activities. Dr. Madson is active in mountain biking, skiing, and fly fishing. He has founded mountain bike polo clubs in Seattle, Portland, and now at the University of Great Falls. He rode competitive mountain bike trials while in graduate school out in Washington and Oregon. Currently, he is active with the Big Sky Region-Porsche Club of America as a performance driving instructor, driving a BMW M3.
Dr. Madson specializes in urban ecology and quantitative applications. He strives to get students to see their world from a positivistic/empirical perspective.