Fr. Daniel Groody, CSC

Latino Studies

Father Dan Groody is vice president and associate provost for undergraduate education, a fellow and trustee, and professor of theology and global affairs at the University of Notre Dame. His primary responsibilities include advancing undergraduate teaching, research, and outreach.

He is an award-winning professor, author, and film producer. He has written, edited, or co-edited nine books and numerous articles that have been translated into nine languages. His latest book, A Theology of Migration: The Bodies of Refugees and the Body of Christ, won first-place honors from the Catholic Press Association. He has also produced several acclaimed films and documentaries, including Dying to Live: A Migrant’s Journey.

He currently teaches a course called “The Heart’s Desire and Social Change, which enables students to discover the connection between their gifts and deepest desires of their hearts, and the needs and challenges of the world.

Drawing on research and speaking engagements in more than 50 countries, he is an internationally recognized expert on migration and refugee issues. Groody has worked with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the World Council of Churches, the Vatican, and the United Nations on theology, globalization, migration, and refugees. He is the recipient of a Centennial Medal from Catholic Charities.

Fr. Groody earned his bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame, a master of divinity degree and a licentiate in sacred theology from the Jesuit School of Theology, a doctorate in theology from the Graduate Theological Union, and has done post-doctoral work at Oxford University’s Refugee Studies Centre.

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Fr. Dan Groody, CSC