Daniel Austin Green is Director (Dean) of the Michael Polanyi College at the Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Civil Society in New Delhi, India. He was formerly the Program Director for the Templeton Religion Trust in Nassau, Bahamas, where he was responsible for developing grants across all parts of the mission of the Trust, including science, religion, the intersection of science and religion, individual freedom and free markets, character virtue development, and genius/exceptional cognitive talent. From 2011-17, he was at the John Templeton Foundation, where he served as Director of Individual Freedom and Free Markets, and oversaw grantmaking in individual, religious, and economic freedom around the world. He led the growth of the program from $5.5 million in 2011 grant payout to a peak of over $21 million in 2015. Cumulatively, he was responsible for more than $116.6 million in grants during his tenure at JTF.

From 2006 until his move to Philadelphia and Templeton, he was Resident Scholar and then Fellow at Liberty Fund, Inc., a private operating foundation based in Indianapolis, where he worked with the foundation’s educational conference program. Liberty Fund’s conferences are interdisciplinary discussions on a wide range of topics implicating individual liberty and responsibility, including philosophy, history, economics, law, political theory, religion, and fine arts. His publications on topics concerning corporate governance and intellectual property law and theory have appeared in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business LawGonzaga Law ReviewChapman Law Review, andTexas Wesleyan Law Review.


Daniel was graduated Master of Letters by St Mary’s College, The School of Divinity at the University of St Andrews in Scotland (2011); Juris Doctor by the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University (2006); Master of Arts in economics by The New School for Social Research (2005); and Bachelor of Science in economics by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (2001). He maintains active licenses as an attorney in Indiana and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Tennessee. A tenor, Daniel also studied vocal performance at The Juilliard School, with Joyce McLean.