Daniel P. Horan is a Franciscan friar of Holy Name Province (NY), assistant professor of systematic theology at the Catholic Theological Union at Chicago, and the author of several books including the award-winning The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton: A New Look at the Spiritual Influence on His Life, Thought, and Writing (2014). Coeditor of the academic journal New Theology Review and columnist for America magazine, he is the author of more than 120 popular and scholarly articles; is a frequent lecturer and retreat director around the United States, Canada, and Europe; and he has previously taught at Siena College, St. Bonaventure University, and in the School of Theology and Ministry of Boston College. Horan currently serves on the Board of Trustees of St. Bonaventure University and the Board of Regents of the Franciscan School of Theology (CA). He previously served on the Board of Directors of the International Thomas Merton Society and as the Catholic Chaplain at Babson College. A cohost of The Francis Effect podcast, Horan earned a BA in theology from St. Bonaventure University, an MA in systematic theology and an MDiv from Washington Theological Union, and a PhD in systematic theology from Boston College.