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    Daniel Cosacchi, Ph.D., has been named vice president for mission and ministry at The University of Scranton, effective July 18, 2022.

    Vice President of Mission and Ministry Named

    Daniel Cosacchi, Ph.D., has been named vice president for mission and ministry at The University of Scranton, effective July 18, 2022.
    August 2, 2022

    Rev. Joseph Marina, S.J., president of The University of Scranton, announced Daniel Cosacchi, Ph.D., has been named vice president for mission and ministry, effective July 18, 2022. He will also serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet.

    “Through his education at Jesuit universities and his experience in higher education at Catholic schools, Dr. Cosacchi understands well and values greatly the important role Catholic and Jesuit education plays in the formation of our students,” said Father Marina in a campus announcement. “He always places students first in his efforts and holds them in high regard, as he challenges and encourages them to discover their calling and reach their full potential in service to the needs of this world. His efforts to engage students in reflection and service extend beyond the classroom and beyond the campus.”

    As vice president for mission and ministry, Dr. Cosacchi is responsible for articulating, enhancing and promoting the University's Catholic and Jesuit identity across all constituencies. He will provide leadership and direction for the departments of Campus Ministries, the Jesuit Center, and the Center for Service and Social Justice, while overseeing mission and ministry initiatives for the University community including students, staff and faculty. 


    Dr. Cosacchi previously served as assistant professor of religious studies at Marywood University. In addition to teaching core and elective courses in theology and religious studies, he was the College of Arts and Sciences representative on the Mission Integration Committee and director of the Justice and Peace Studies Program. He also served as Marywood’s representative to the Synod on Synodality and served on several other committees.

    Dr. Cosacchi is co-author/editor of the book “The Berrigan Letters: Personal Correspondence Between Daniel and Philip Berrigan,” and has published articles in the Journal of Jesuit Studies, among other journals.

    Prior to joining the faculty at Marywood University, Dr. Cosacchi taught at Fairfield University and was a Canisius Postdoctoral Fellow there from 2016-2019. He served as faculty moderator for the Canisius Academy, planning and hosting prominent events centered on social justice and the Catholic intellectual heritage and moderating mini-lectures on Catholic topics. He also served as a mentor for Ignatian Residential College there.

    Dr. Cosacchi earned his bachelor’s degree from Fordham University, his master’s degree from Boston College and his Ph.D. from Loyola University of Chicago.

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