Rev. Daniel G. Groody, C.S.C. | University of Notre Dame

Father Daniel Groody, C.S. C. serves as Vice President and Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs.

He helps advance undergraduate teaching, research, and outreach and collaborates with the Inspired Leadership Initiative.  He oversees 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 Core Curriculum Committee. He also chairs the Advisory Committee on the Academic Code and Policy (ACACP), the University Committee on the Honor Code (UCHC), the Valedictorian and Salutatorian Selection Committee.

Fr. Groody is a Trustee and Fellow of the University and associate Professor of Theology and Global affairs.

An internationally recognized expert on migration and refugee issues whose papers and books have been translated into seven languages, he 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.

Father 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.

Father Groody has worked with the U.S. Congress, the U.S. 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. 

A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 2000, Father Groody is a faculty fellow of the University’s Kellogg Institute, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Institute for Educational Initiatives, Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights, Nanovic Institute for European Studies, and Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion.

Fr. Groody holds bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame, a M.Div. and STL from the Jesuit School of Theology, a Ph.D. in theology from the Graduate Theological Union, and has done post-doctoral work at Oxford University.