Rev. Daniel Groody, C.S.C.

Associate Professor of Theology and Global Affairs; Vice President and Associate Provost; Director, Kellogg Global Leadership Program

1130C Jenkins and Nanovic Halls
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

(574) 631-3233
dgroody@nd.edu

Rev. Daniel Groody, C.S.C.

Associate Professor of Theology and Global Affairs; Vice President and Associate Provost; Director, Kellogg Global Leadership Program


Areas of expertise: Migration; refugees; faith and justice; spirituality; globalization


Daniel G. Groody is associate professor of theology and global affairs at the University of Notre Dame and the director of the Global Leadership Program within the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, where he also is a faculty fellow. Groody is a Catholic priest, a member of the Congregation of Holy Cross, and an award-winning professor, author, and film producer.

In 2019, Groody was also appointed vice president and associate provost at Notre Dame. In this capacity, he assists the provost in areas including internationalization and lifelong learning, as well as external department and program reviews and other academy-related responsibilities. He is a member of the President’s Leadership Council and participates in Deans’ Council meetings. He also is a fellow and trustee of the University.

Drawing upon years of work on international migration and refugee issues, Groody has authored numerous books and articles that have been translated into seven languages, including Globalization, Spirituality, and Justice: Navigating the Path to Peace (Orbis, 2007) and Border of Death, Valley of Life: An Immigrant Journey of Heart and Spirit (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002).

Groody is also the executive producer of several internationally acclaimed films and documentaries, including “One Border, One Body: Immigration and the Eucharist,” and “Dying to Live: A Migrant’s Journey.” He teaches the courses “The Heart’s Desire and Social Change,” “Theology of Migration,” and “Christian Faith and Global Justice,” and he lectures widely around the world.

Groody has worked with the US Congress, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, the World Council of Churches, the Vatican, and the United Nations on issues of theology, globalization, migration, and refugees. In 2007–08 he was a visiting research fellow at Oxford University’s Refugee Studies Centre. He holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame, an MDiv and a licentiate in sacred theology from the Jesuit School of Theology, and a PhD in theology from the Graduate Theological Union.

Recent Work

Viaggi: Notre Dame researchers study refugee resettlement in Italy