Dana Greene


“Ars longa, vita brevis.”
- Hippocrates

A New Jersey native and graduate of the College of New Rochelle, Dana Greene served in the Peace Corps in Costa Rica, returned to the United States and completed a Ph.D at Emory University. For almost thirty years she was on the faculty of St. Mary’s College of Maryland and subsequently became the Dean of Oxford College of Emory University. In retirement as dean emerita she served as executive director of the Aquinas Center of Theology at Emory University.

Author of three biographies, four edited volumes, and numerous essays and articles, she is a contributing writer for the National Catholic Reporter and she lectures widely on topics related to biography , spirituality and poetry. She has presented at the University of London, the Washington National Portrait Gallery, Kings College, London, Emory University, Wesley Theological Seminary, Georgetown University, the Washington National Cathedral, Virginia Theological Seminary, The Atlanta Institute for Spirituality, the Washington Theological Consortium, the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s College, Indiana, The University of St. Thomas and at many churches. She has led pilgrimages to England and Italy and directed workshops and retreats at Emory University, The Episcopal Divinity School, Washington National Cathedral, Retreat House, Chelmsford, England, and the Centre for Christian Spirituality, Cape Town.

Dana Greene is the president of the Evelyn Underhill Association, on the Boards of the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation and formerly of Associates for Religion and Intellectual Life, and is a member of the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality. She is the recipient of many grants , including from the American Historical Association, The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Emory University, The University of Notre Dame, The National Endowment for the Humanities, The American Philosophical Society, The American Theological Library Association, Radcliffe College, Fulbright-Hays, and the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research. She has been given awards by The College of New Rochelle, St. Mary’s College of Maryland , and Emory University. She is married to Richard Roesel, and with him is the parent of four adult daughters.
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