Rev. Daniel T. McMullin had been the Associate Director of Cornell United Religious Work since 2012. As of July 1, 2018, he is now the Associate Dean of Students for the Office of Spirituality and Meaning-Making as well the new Director of Cornell United Religious Work. Among his varied responsibilities he chairs the Soup and Hope committee, manages the annual Christmas Vespers in Sage Chapel, and mentors CURW’s Interfaith Interns. Daniel assists in the oversight of most CURW sponsored programs and committees, including the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration; the Frederic C. Wood Lecture; the Robert W. and Mabel Beggs Lecture on Science, Spirituality, and Society; the Interfaith Advisory Council, and the Chaplains’ Cabinet. He is a crisis manager for the university and serves as the religious liaison between the crisis management team and the twenty-nine affiliated chaplaincies of CURW.
Daniel came to Cornell in 2005 as the Director of the Cornell Catholic Community and continues to preach regularly and provide pastoral care within the university community and throughout the Diocese of Rochester (NY).
A native of Minneapolis, MN, Father Daniel was ordained to the priesthood in St. John’s Abbey Church, Collegeville, MN, in 1981. He earned his B.A. and Master of Divinity degrees from St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN, and his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY.
Daniel has sung professionally while teaching voice and music theory in colleges and universities in Minnesota, Illinois, New York and Great Britain. He has also pastored parishes here in central New York and served as a university chaplain at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis), Dominican University (River Forest, IL), and the State University of New York (SUNY Geneseo, NY).