Daniel A. Green


Director, Freedom and Free Enterprise, John Templeton Foundation


Daniel Austin Green is Director of Freedom and Free Enterprise at the John Templeton Foundation, where he has been since July 2011. At JTF he oversees grantmaking in individual, religious, and economic freedom around the world. In 2014, the Freedom and Free Enterprise portfolio will have approximately 50 active grants and award almost $14 million.

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 Law, Gonzaga Law Review, Chapman Law Review, and Texas 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.


Current Courses:

Nonprofit Organizations: Law, Policy and Purpose (Short Session)