----From College Football to Ph.D.----

----From College Football to Ph.D.----

Daniel A. Zepp, Ph.D. is an educator, minister, scholar, and Catholic mission and identity consultant who specializes on the faith development of boys and men.  Danny currently serves as Director of Advancement at St. Petersburg Catholic High School, where he oversees all external aspects of the school including strategic planning, fundraising, marketing, public relations, social media, and alumni engagement.  He also serves on the University of South Florida Digital Marketing Advisory Board and the Cathedral School of St. Jude Advisory Board.

His vision for Catholic, liberal arts education has been shaped by over twelve years of experience teaching, advising, and counseling students and seven years of experience consulting, strategically planning, and assessing mission and identity with administrators and faculty on middle, secondary, and postsecondary levels, with clients such as Baylor University and St. John's Preparatory School (MA).  Danny has been published in Church Life (University of Notre Dame), Religion & Education, and ACPA Developments and is a contributing author in Social Media in Higher Education.  He has served on the faculty at Boston CollegeUniversity of Louisville, and Merrimack College.  Danny has given over forty scholarly presentations at national conferences, colleges and universities, Catholic boys' schools, Catholic parishes and parachurch organizations on topics such as masculinity, faith development, dating and relationships, and Catholic and Jesuit education, with clients such as Boston College High School, Xaverian Brothers High School (MA), and Bentley University.  For a full client list, please click here.

Danny earned his Ph.D. in Higher Education from Boston College.  His dissertation, Intersection of Masculinity & Faith in College Men's Identity: A Grounded Theory of Spiritual Crossroads, proposes an innovative pedagogical theory and approach to the development of Christian college men.  Danny also earned an M.A. in Pastoral Ministry and a B.S. in Management from Boston College, where he was the beneficiary of a four-year full athletic scholarship for football.  He has been trained for service, especially within the Roman Catholic Church, by an ecclesiastical faculty of theology.

For more information, see consulting for Catholic Mission & Identity and Mission & Ministry Programs, and Speaking Engagements.