Dan is a Master’s student in the Department of English, where he also serves as a graduate teaching assistant. He completed his Bachelor of Arts at Indiana University-Bloomington in English (2014) with a minor in Theater. Dan then went on and earned a Master’s of Science in Counseling and College Student Development at Kansas State University (2017) with a concentration in Administration. Dan’s research focuses on the representations of disabled and LGBT youth in Young Adult literature, popular culture, and mass media. Dan became a CTLT graduate assistant in August 2018. In his free time, Dan tries to find time to work on his novel, obsesses over musical theater, and enjoys an unhealthy amount of pizza.
As a graduate assistant for the Programming Team, Dan works closely with Dr. Julie-Ann McFann and Dr. Dana Karraker to design and facilitate CTLT programming for faculty and graduate students. Specifically, he assists with designing and implementing events and programs focusing on professional development for new faculty members and graduate students who are teaching. Examples of these events include the New Faculty Orientation, Instructional Design for Future Faculty summer workshop, and Future Faculty Development Circles.