University of Portland

Dan Parrish CSC

Pamplin School of Business, Associate Professor

Holy Cross

Pastoral Resident, Lund Family Hall

Dan Parrish CSC



Franz Hall 425

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Fr. Dan Parrish, C.S.C. is a 1996 graduate of the University of Portland, having studied business administration. During his sophomore year at UP he studied abroad in the university's program in Salzburg, Austria.  Following graduation he worked for several years as a concrete finisher.  He then joined the Congregation of Holy Cross and was ordained a Holy Cross priest in April of 2004 at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame.  During his years at Notre Dame, Fr. Dan earned masters degrees in divinity and nonprofit administration.  He also served as the rector of Zahm Hall, a men's undergraduate residence hall, and as a financial consultant in the office of budget and planning.  In May of 2015 he completed his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan with a focus in organizational behavior and management.

Fr. Dan's research interests include organizational sensemaking, leadership, organizational behavior, and entrepreneurship.  He is currently researching sensemaking by examining entrepreneurship in the wine industry, the dangers of wildland firefighting, and the challenges confronting college leaders regarding undocumented student access to their institutions. 

Fr. Dan lives in Lund Family Hall, a coed residence hall, where he serves as pastoral resident.  He also serves as the chaplain to the men's basketball team and faculty advisor to the angling club. 


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
  • Master of Nonprofit Admin., University of Notre Dame
  • Master of Divinity, University of Notre Dame
  • Bachelor of Business Admin., University of Portland

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