Speaker

Danny's research focuses on boys and men at the intersection of masculinity and faith.   His topical areas of interest are gender/masculinity, intersectionality, and spirituality/faith/religion.  He also has a strong knowledge of Catholic, Jesuit, and faith-based education, particular as it relates to mission and identity strategies and practices.  His speaking engagements are amplified by his transformation from a Boston College football player to a Ph.D in Higher Education.

Danny has been invited to speak at several colleges and universities and secondary schools, such as Bentley UniversityBoston College (Video Samples), Boston College High SchoolMerrimack CollegeNortheastern University, and Xaverian Brothers High School.  He has also been invited to speak at professional conferences such as the Boston College Institute for Administrators in Catholic Higher EducationBoston College Mapping Campus Ministry: Culture, Person, & Strategy - Conference on Catholic Campus Ministry in Higher EducationAssociation of Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities (ASACCU) - (Presentation); and the National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference (NJSLC) - (Presentation).  

Topics

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

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

  • Family, Careers, & Sexuality: 7 Spiritual Trends in College Men of Faith (Learn More)
  • Building a Core Sense of Self: Masculinity, Faith, and Brotherhood
  • Man Up? Redefining Masculinity Through Ignatian Ideals
  • Where’s Your Rock? God’s Unwavering Love During Transition
  • Blessings in Disguise: Life After College Football
  • Was it Really a Bachelor’s Degree? Why You Never Really Learned to Date in College and What to do About it Now (Video Samples)
  • The Business of Relationships: Challenging the Hookup Culture
  • Students First: Academic Rigor and the Student-Athlete
  • After Confirmation: Three Obstacles to Pursuing Your Vocation

Audiences

With over ten years of experience in higher education, Danny has a broad range of expertise in academic and student affairs and campus ministry.  He has experience presenting to facultyadministratorscoachesgraduateundergraduate, and secondary studentsalumni; and parents, as evidenced by his talks and presentations to various departments and programs such as alumni and development, athletics, career centers, campus ministries, church ministries, dean of students, faith-based communities and organizations, first year experience, residential life, professional development seminars, student conferences, and women's/gender centers.  


 Featured Clients


Mothers' Guild Evening of Reflection: Building a Core Sense of Self: Masculinity, Faith, and Brotherhood


Agape latte speaker series: Was it Really a Bachelor’s Degree? Why You Never Really Learned to Date in College and What to do About it Now

 Agape Latte Grande, Boston College, 2012

Agape Latte Grande, Boston College, 2012


National jesuit Student Leadership Conference: Man Up? Redefining Masculinity Through Ignatian Ideals

 National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference, Boston College, 2014

National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference, Boston College, 2014


Other clients

Alumni & Development Events

Athletics

Career Counseling

Church Ministries

Faith-Based Communities & Organizations

Leadership Trainings (Campus Ministry, First Year Experience, Residential Life)

Retreats (Campus Ministry, Dean of Students)

Professional Development Seminars (Faculty, Teaching Fellows/Assistants, Campus Ministers, Diversity Officers)

Student Conferences

Women's/Gender Centers