Fr. Kevin Sandberg, C.S.C.
Father Kevin Sandberg (‘88, ‘04) leans on his experience teaching at the intersection of religion and education to lead ILI’s pedagogical reflection, curricular development, and spiritual enrichment. He also teaches in ILI’s core course, The Human Journey. He previously directed Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns, where he taught a set of multi-disciplinary immersion courses in social justice for graduate and professional students. He is a faculty fellow of Notre Dame's Institute for Educational Initiatives and advises Fr. Dan Groody, C.S.C., vice president and associate provost for undergraduate affairs.
Prior to joining the Congregation of Holy Cross, Father Kevin was a trust officer with Northern Trust in Chicago and a financial economist with the U.S. Treasury Department in Washington, D.C. He discerned his career transition from the financial arena to ordained ministry and teaching while serving as the founding director of Young Adult Community at St. Clement Church in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Currently, Father Kevin serves as chairman of the board of Ave Maria Press, as a board member of the Bethany Land Institute in Uganda, and was past treasurer and board member of the Religious Education Association, an association of professors, practitioners, and researchers in religious education.
Father Kevin earned his B.A. in economics and M.Div. from Notre Dame, an M.A. in theology from the Graduate Theological Union/Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, and his Ph.D. from Fordham University. He grew up in South Florida, so he loves to golf, but since he is Scandinavian he also loves to cross country ski. He now resides in St. Edward's Hall, a men’s residence hall on campus where he resided as a Notre Dame undergraduate.