Rev. Daniel Groody, C.S.C.

Professor of Theology and Global Affairs; Vice President and Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education

Rev. Daniel Groody, C.S.C.

Office of the Provost
300 Main Building
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

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Rev. Daniel Groody, C.S.C.

Professor of Theology and Global Affairs; Vice President and Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education


Migration; refugees; faith and justice; spirituality; globalization

At the Keough School

Rev. Dan Groody is professor of theology and global affairs in the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame. Groody is a faculty fellow of the Keough School’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Klau Institute for Civil and Human Rights, Nanovic Institute for European Studies, and Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion.


At Notre Dame

Rev. Daniel G. Groody, C.S.C., serves as vice president and associate provost for undergraduate education. In that role, he advances undergraduate teaching, research, and outreach. Groody oversees Academic Services for Student-Athletes, the Advisory Committee on the Academic Code and Policy, the Center for University Advising, the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement, the Moreau First Year Experience course, the Notre Dame Scholars Program, the Transformational Leaders Program, and the Core Curriculum Committee. He also chairs the University Committee on the Honor Code and the Valedictorian and Salutatorian Selection Committee. Previously, Groody served as the faculty director of the Global Leadership Program and the director of the Center for Latino Spirituality and Culture.

Groody is a trustee and fellow of the university and a fellow of the Institute for Educational Initiatives. He currently teaches a course titled The Heart’s Desire and Social Change.

Groody is an internationally recognized theologian with a focus on migration issues. He has authored or edited eight books on poverty, justice, and migration, including Border of Death, Valley of Life: An Immigrant Journey of Heart and Spirit; Globalization, Spirituality, and Justice: Navigating the Path to Peace. and his most recent book,  A Theology of Migration: The Bodies of Refugees and the Body of Christ (with a forward by Pope Francis). He has also produced several films, including Dying to Live: A Migrant’s Journey and Return to Rwanda: A Journey of Hope. Groody has worked with US Congress, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, the World Council of Churches, the Vatican, and the United Nations on migration and justice issues.

Groody returned to Notre Dame as a faculty member in 2000. A 1986 graduate of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in the Program of Liberal Studies, Groody earned a Masters of Divinity and Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Jesuit School of Theology. He also earned his PhD in theology from the Graduate Theological Union and completed postdoctoral work at Oxford University. He loves downhill skiing, woodworking, and Yosemite National Park.