Dr. Dan McGuire joined the University of Providence after a 20-year career as an infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. A native of New Jersey, McGuire teaches theology and has led the Humanities Division since 2013. His doctoral dissertation explored the work of Cardinal Hans Urs von Balthasar, and his training included a year-long seminar on St. Thomas Aquinas at the Dominican House of Studies (Washington, DC). Current research interests include papal documents on marriage and family, liturgical formation, and fundamental theology, all oriented to helping Catholics rediscover the philosophical underpinnings of the faith.

He served four years as the intellectual formation director for the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings diaconate training program, and speaks at diocesan events. He wrote the Blue Knights Boys Club series and Marching Orders, a book on evangelization.

BS, Virginia Military Institute
MTS, University of Dallas
PhD, Marquette University

“There is nothing pious about being mistaken about God.”
-St. Bonaventure, 13th century leader of the Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)