Fr. Daniel P. Dwyer, O.F.M.: Curriculum Vitae

Siena College Friary
515 Loudon Road
Loudonville, NY 12211

(518) 783-2938 (Home)
(518) 783-2390 (Siena)



B.A., History - Siena College, Loudonville, NY - May 1974
M.A., History - The College of St. Rose, Albany, NY - May 1980
M.A., Theology - The Washington Theological Union, Silver Spring, MD. May 1988
Ph.D., History - Tulane University, New Orleans, LA - December 1995


Co-recipient of the William Ransom Hogan Prize for the best Teaching Assistant in the History Department, Tulane University, April, 1992.


1995 - Present

Assistant Professor of History, Siena College, Loudonville, NY.

1995 - 1999

Residence Counselor, Siena College, Loudonville, NY.


On site director of the Tulane University "Summer in Mexico Program."


Assisted with pastoral duties at the Tulane Catholic Center. New Orleans,LA.

1986-1987 & 1988-1990 

Associate Campus Minister, Siena College, Loudonville, NY.
Residence Counselor, Siena College, Loudonville, NY.
Part-time instructor in History, Siena College, Loudonville, NY.

1981 -1990

Member of Holy Name Province of the Order of Friars Minor.

Served as a member of the Justice and Peace Committee, and as a committee member of Franciscans at the United Nations. Ordained a priest in the Roman Catholic Church in 1988.


Guardian of St. Bernardine of Siena Friary, 1999 - 2005

Board of Instruction, 1998 - Present.

Director of the Niebuhr Institute of Religion and Culture, 1996 - 1999.

Member of the Advisory Board of the Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Lecture Series on Race and Nonviolent Social Change, 1996 - 2000.

Member of the Search Committee for a new library director, Siena College, Fall Semester, 1996.

Member of the Search Committee for a position in American History, Siena College, Spring Semester, 1998.

Member of the Search Committee for Director of Public Relations at Siena College, Fall Semester 1998 & Spring Semester 1999.

Chaired session on State Sponsored Shinto at World War II Conference, May 27, 1997, Siena College, Loudonville, NY.

Member, President's Committee to establish a Racial Harassment Policy, 1988 -1990.

Spiritual Moderator of the Siena College Women's Club, 1988 - 1990.

Faculty Advisor, Gaelic Society, 1999 - 2000.


Member of the Board of Trustees, St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, NY, 1999 - Present.

Member of the Board of Directors of the Bonfils Seminar Project, Franciscan Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, New York, NY.

Co-Director of the Bonfils Seminar on Islam and Franciscanism, Denver, CO.

Chair of the Holy Name Province Regional Day for Friars in Education, Binghamton, NY, November 7, 1998.

Co-chair of the Agenda Committee for the 1996 Chapter. Holy Name Province, Order of Friars Minor.

Regional Vocation Director. Holy Name Province, Order of Friars Minor, 1988-90; 1995-1999.


"Sanchez Manduley, Celia" The Encyclopedia of Latin American History. Vol. 5,1995.

"Santamaria, Haydee" "The Encyclopedia of Latin American History.  Vol. 5, 1995.

With Julian Davies:

"Siena College" Provincial Annals. Vol. XLV, 1996, Julian A. Davies, OFM, editor, pp. 77 - 80.

"Siena College" Provincial Annals. Vol.XLVI , 1997, Julian A. Davies, OFM, editor.

Assisted in the preparation of Religion, Body and Gender. Alain Saint-Saens, editor. San Francisco: Mellen Research University Press, 1991.

Book Review:

Lowy, Michael. The War of the Gods: Religion and Politics in Latin America. Reviewed in Multicultural Review. Vol. 6, No. I, March, 1997, p. 81.


Co-editor of forthcoming volume on Franciscanism and Islam. In Spirit and Life. Estimated date of publication 2000.

"Christianity: Roman Catholicism" The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures. Estimated date of publication 2000.


Siena College Board of Trustees - March 6, 1997 - presentation to the committees on Academic and Student Affairs together with Dr. Linda Richardson.

Committee on Teaching - March 7, 1997. Participated in a presentation of the Foundations Faculty.

Six week series of talks on the place of "The place of the Virgin Mary in History and Culture." St. Francis Chapel, Northway Mall, Colonie, NY, February & March 1997.

March 5, 1997 - Presentation on "The Millennium" for Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Latham, NY.

Six week series of talks entitled "From the Shakers To Scientology." St. Francis Chapel, Northway Mall, Colonie, NY, January - March 1998.

Presentation to the Foundations Faculty on "Fyodor Dostoevsky." February 2, 1998.

Presentation on Franciscan Spirituality entitled "In Praise of Nothing, In Thanksgiving for Everything," to the parish of Our Lady of Fatima, Schenectady, NY, March 18, 2000.


Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
American Historical Association
American Catholic Historical Association
The Mormon History Association
Conference on Latin American History
Friends of Albany Rural Cemetery
Phi Alpha Theta, History Honor Society


Audited course - "Russian and the West in the post-Soviet years" with Professor Alexei D. Bogatourov, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Columbia University, Summer 1997. 

Studied Russian with tutor from Specialized Language Training Center, Gaithersburg, MD. Summer 1998.