Rev. Daniel Groody, C.S.C.

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

Rev. Daniel Groody, C.S.C.

Office of the Provost
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University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

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Rev. Daniel Groody, C.S.C.

Associate 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 associate 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

Daniel Groody is the vice president and associate provost for undergraduate education at the University of Notre Dame. Groody’s major responsibilities include advancing undergraduate teaching, research, and outreach as well as overseeing Academic Services for Student-Athletes, the Center for University Advising, the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement, the Moreau First Year Experience course, and the work of the Core Curriculum Committee. He also provides leadership for the student accommodations process and chairs the Advisory Committee on the Academic Code and Policy, the University Committee on the Honor Code, and the Valedictorian and Salutatorian Selection Committee.

In addition to his role in the provost’s office, Groody serves as a fellow and trustee of the university and is the advisor for discernment and discovery for Notre Dame’s Inspired Leadership Initiative. He also is a faculty fellow of Notre Dame’s Institute for Educational Initiatives.

Research and Publications

An internationally recognized expert on migration and refugee issues whose papers and books have been translated into seven languages, Groody is the author of Globalization, Spirituality, and Justice: Navigating the Path to Peace and Border of Death, Valley of Life: An Immigrant Journey of Heart and Spirit. He has edited or co-edited four books on poverty, justice, and migration.


Groody’s expertise in and passion for refugee and migration issues has also been applied as executive producer of several acclaimed films and documentaries, including One Border, One Body: Immigration and the Eucharist and Dying to Live: A Migrant’s Journey. He 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. From 2007-08 he was a visiting research fellow at Oxford University’s Refugee Studies Centre.

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, and his doctorate in theology from the Graduate Theological Union. He joined the Notre Dame faculty in 2000.

Recent Work

Viaggi: Notre Dame researchers study refugee resettlement in Italy