Daniel J. Luby, S.T.L., S.T.D.

Affiliate Assistant Professor of Theology

Daniel J. Luby, S.T.L., S.T.D., with a background in ministry formation, homiletics and the spiritual life, shares his expertise in pastoral leadership and practice with ministry students.

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Education

S.T.D., Spiritual Theology, University of St. Thomas Aquinas in the City (Angelicum), Rome, Italy, Magna Cum Laude
S.T.L., Spiritual Theology, University of St. Thomas Aquinas in the City (Angelicum), Rome, Italy, Summa Cum Laude
M.A., Theology, University of Dallas, Irving, TX
B.A., Communication Arts, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

Academic Appointments

University of Dallas

Director, Graduate Enrollment & Student Services, School of Ministry, 2010-2017
Affiliate Assistant Professor, School of Ministry, 2007-present
Tschoepe Chair of Homiletics, School of Ministry, 2007-2010
Adjunct Faculty, Institute for Religious and Pastoral Studies, 1987-2006
Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Theology, 1980-1986

LaSalle University

Summer Adjunct Faculty, 1989, 1990

Professional Experience

University of Notre Dame Center for Church Life

Consultant & Advisory Board Member, Echo Faith Formation Leadership Program, 2005-2013

Diocese of Fort Worth

Director, Division of Christian Formation, 1994-2006
Director, Office of Adult Formation, 1992-2006
Director, RENEW Office, 1989-1992
Director, Office of Continuing Education for Clergy; Office of Continuing Pastoral Formation, 1982-1989

Theological Consultant, Permanent Deacon Formation Program, 1984-2010
Theological Consultant, Light of Christ Lay Ministry Formation Program, 1998-2007

North Texas Catholic Newspaper

Columnist, 1990-2007

Catholic News Service

Contributor, Faith Alive!, syndicated feature, 1995-2012
Contributor, Word to Life, syndicated feature, 2002-2007

Presentations

Daniel J. Luby speaks on a variety of topics, including ministry formation, spirituality in everyday life and preaching. Among many years of service to the Catholic Church in North Texas, Dan has given a series of retreats for the senior leadership of Christus Health, spoken at NALM and has taught several courses in Rome. 

Awards & Honors

2006: First Place, Best Regular Column, Spiritual Life, Catholic Press Association
2003: First Place, Best Regular Column, Spiritual Life, Catholic Press Association
2001: First Place, Best Regular Column, Spiritual Life, Catholic Press Association

 

Daniel Luby What I find most compelling about my work is the opportunity to listen to stories of people's faith that are so concrete, so real, so compelling; They are a powerful witness to God's presence in the world. - Professor Luby
University of Dallas School of Ministry “At their best, theology and ministry formation are ways to help people enrich their faith for the worship of God and the sanctification of his people.” - Professor Luby
Daniel Luby “My deepest conviction about teaching is that it ought to make a real connection to people's lives. One of the great theological questions is 'so what?'” - Professor Luby

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Lay Ministry, 2010-present
  • Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry, 2009-present
    • Executive committee, 2012-2014
    • President, 2013-2014
  • Catholic Association of Teachers of Homiletics, 2007-present
  • National Conference of Catechetical Leadership, 1994-2007
  • National Advisory Committee on Adult Religious Education, U. S. Catholic Conference Department of Education, 1999-2004
    • Executive Committee, 2001-2004
    • Chair, 2003
  • North American Forum for Small Church Communities, 1993-1997

Community Service

Catholic Renewal Center of North Texas, Board of Directors; Chair (1988-2012)
Formation commission, St. Rita, 2009-2013
Election judge, 2008

Curriculum Vitae 

News

University Welcomes Leading Catholic Intellectual to Campus

On Friday, Sept. 13, the university community welcomed George Weigel, distinguished senior fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the father of two UD alumnae. Celebrated for his two-volume biography of St. John Paul II and many other intellectual contributions, Weigel presented an exploration of the current Catholic situation in light of a new interpretation of the past 250 years of the church's interaction with social, cultural, economic and political modernity.

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Recent DBA Alumnus Begins Tenure-Track Position at UNI

Gabe Dickey, DBA '19, recently successfully defended his dissertation, titled "Exploring the Human Side of Audit Quality: Team Engagement and Partner Leadership Behaviors," for UD's Doctor of Business Administration. Dickey has spent his career in the accounting profession, the vast majority as a certified public accountant working in auditing. He began UD's DBA program three years ago, drawn in by his interest in broader business issues and the program's practitioner-oriented focus.

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Longtime Campus Safety Officer Sworn In to UDPD

Carlos Tijerina came to UD as a Campus Safety officer 23 years ago. He has loved the camaraderie of the CSO, but it has always been his dream to become a police officer. Then, a little over a year ago, UD finally got a police department. On Sept. 10, Tijerina was sworn in by President Thomas Hibbs as an official part of the UDPD team.

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