John McGreevy

John T. McGreevy (born 1963) is an American historian and was dean of the College of Arts & Letters at the University of Notre Dame from 2008 until 2018. McGreevy earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Notre Dame and his Doctor of Philosophy degree from Stanford University. He has been on the Notre Dame faculty since 1997.[1] He is the author of Catholicism and American Freedom.[2]

John McGreevy
Born1963 (age 57–58)
Academic background
Alma mater
ThesisAmerican Catholics and the African-American Migration, 1919–1970 (1992)
Doctoral advisorDavid M. Kennedy
Academic work
Sub-disciplineHistory of American Christianity


  • Parish Boundaries: The Catholic Encounter with Race in the Twentieth Century Urban North, University of Chicago Press 1996.
  • Catholicism and American Freedom: A History, W. W. Norton 2003.
  • American Jesuits and the World: How an Embattled Religious Order Made Modern Catholicism Global, Princeton University Press, 2016.


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  2. ^ [1]"That Old-World Religion," Michael J. Lacey, August 3, 2003, New York Times.