Dayna McDaniel, Senior Lecturer
Dr. Dayna McDaniel holds a Doctorate in Public Administration from the University of Alabama, an M.S. in Management, and a B.S. in Political Science.
Academic Experience: College instructor since 1990, Full-time instructor for Troy University teaching research methods, public personnel, and public health courses. Dr. McDaniel has taught as adjunct Professor for UWF, Embry Riddle, Barry University, OWCC, St Leo, and other colleges in Management Graduate and Undergraduate, Health Service Administration, and Public Administration. Her academic research has been in the areas of instructor online training and better communication with online students and advising online. She also has developed several internal organizations for the faculty and students use in which led to published articles as well as consulting with other departments and other educational institutions on the models.
Public Administration Experience; Dr. Dr. McDaniel began her political science career as an White House intern for the White House News Summary Office at White House Washington DC under the Reagan Administration and later became a Legislative Aid for Florida State House of Representatives in the Panhandle. Dr. McDaniel also had local county employment experience with her teaching career that began as an elementary (1-2nd Grade) and high school (algebra) teacher at Riverside, CA.
Military Career Experience: In Dr. McDaniel's military career, she is a retired Lt. Colonel in the Air Force Reserve Hospital Administrator (last assigned to HQ Air Force Special Operations Surgeon's office, Hurlburt Field) as the augmenter for the Command's Health Service Administrator. Lt. Col. McDaniel's past assignments are as follows: Mission Coordinator for Humanitarian Civic Action Missions in South America for the 919 Medical Squadron and Medical Readiness Officer, interim Squadron Hospital Administrator for the 919 Medical Squadron, Air Evacuation Operations officer for “live” patient missions on flying status for 68 Air Evacuation Squadron Norton AFB, CA (several patient evacuation missions accomplished throughout the European and Pacific theater); Director of Personnel for the 414 Medical Squadron, March AFB, CA.
Last Updated: 09/03/2015