Dan joined the Kaneb Center in 2014 after coordinating the university’s institutional accreditation self-study and site visitation beginning in 2012. Dan primarily works with faculty throughout campus focusing on learning outcomes assessment practices within courses and programs as well as supporting faculty grants in the areas of educational outreach program evaluation and outcomes assessments.
Dan remains involved in monitoring the University’s accreditation activities related to the Higher Learning Commission as well as collaborating with off-campus units operating in other US locations. Dan also coordinated the University’s Year 4 HLC Assurance Review report drafting, editing, and submission during 2017-18. He also serves as an official HLC peer reviewer.
Prior to Notre Dame, Dan was the lead teacher educator in the Agricultural Systems, Technology, and Education department at Utah State University and was a research assistant professor in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Texas Health Center, Tyler with a primary area of research interest in methods to improve health and safety practices in rural and farm communities through educational programming.
Dan grew up in California and has a BS in Range and Wildlands Science from UC Davis. He completed both his MS and Ph.D. in Agricultural Education from Oklahoma State University. Away from work he enjoys volunteering in men’s faith development groups at St. Pius X Catholic Church and experiencing outdoor activities with his wife and three children whenever possible.