What were you doing before you came to Michigan?
I was ordained a Holy Cross priest in April of 2004 and worked at Notre Dame for five years. During that time, I served Zahm Hall as its rector and worked as an intern in the budget office.
What made you decide to come to the University of Michigan?
A few reasons: the general sense of community here (especially at the Forum), the quality of the CSHPE (Center for the Study of Higher Education and Postsecondary Education), my relationship with Forum director John Burkhardt, and for its proximity to South Bend (so I can get home once in a while to catch up with my brothers).
Do you have any hobbies outside of work?
I enjoy woodworking, baking, hunting, and fishing (not all at the same time, however).
What does the National Forum mean to you?
The Forum is about changing the world as a community. We create community with each other, with those we serve, and with other scholars. Too often in this world we focus on what makes people different – at the Forum we work hard in our research and engaged scholarship to topple barriers and create pathways for all people to live rich lives in community with one another.
Read more about Dan in his bio.