Danny Sebastian

Danny Sebastian


Email: dannys@smu.edu


Danny is a PhD student in Religious Ethics. He grew up in Montana’s beautiful Big Sky Country before going on to receive a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting as well as a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Biblical Studies from Evangel University. After graduating Danny earned his license as a Certified Public Accountant. His accounting experience, which has been intermixed with his academic pursuits, has included a variety of contexts including different sized public accounting firms, a private small business, a regional bank, and a not-for-profit. Danny earned a Master of Arts (MA) in Religious Studies from Missouri State University where his research focused on points of confluence and divergence between economics and religion which culminated in a thesis entitled “The Myth of a Secular Economy: Capitalism’s Unarticulated Theology.” Since receiving his master’s degree, Danny has served as a Guest Lecturer in 2016 at Addis Ababa Bible College in Ethiopia as well as a Lecturer at Continental Theological Seminary in Brussels, Belgium from 2016–2018.

The hybrid of experiences in the accounting and academic worlds have shaped Danny’s interests. His research continues to fall at the intersection of economics and theology where he is concerned with questions of ethics, community, physical practices, gift, and commodity logic. Danny enjoys his research, but he also enjoys riding his bike, athletics, traveling, and spending time with his wife, Meredith.