Higher Education Professional and Scholar
Dan Maxey is a solutions-focused higher education professional and policy scholar with expertise in academic affairs, higher education policy research and analysis, university governance, change in higher education, postsecondary faculty workforce models, and community engagement. He also has an additional six years of high-level private sector project management experience. Dan has consistently demonstrated a keen talent for working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders, exercising creative and strategic thinking to achieve goals, and managing special projects, teams, and limited resources in a variety of settings. 

Dan is currently Provost’s Fellow in the Office of the Provost at Santa Clara University, where he manages special projects to support the academic priorities of the senior administration, including the university’s STEM Initiative--a transformative effort to articulate a new vision for STEM education, strengthen faculty adoption of evidence-based teaching innovations and convergent research, and design a 300,000 square foot facility co-locating science, mathematics, and engineering programs. He is also responsible for staffing a number of key policy committees and produces communications to the faculty and staff on behalf of the Provost. Previously, Dan was Dean’s Fellow in Urban Education Policy in the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education, where he served as Co-Director of the Delphi Project on the Changing Faculty and Student Success and research assistant to Dr. Adrianna Kezar, Professor of Education, Co-Director of the Pullias Center, and Vice President of the Postsecondary Education Division of the American Educational Research Association.

Dan has developed a comprehensive understanding of a wide range of higher education issues as a practitioner, policy scholar and researcher, and undergraduate student leader. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Government from The College of William and Mary in Virginia, a Master of Education degree in Higher and Postsecondary Education from the Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education at Arizona State University, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Urban Education Policy from the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education. At USC, Dan’s research and publications largely focused on postsecondary faculty issues, particularly non-tenure-track faculty. His interests also include higher education policy and governance, politics of higher education, civic engagement, and the public roles and responsibilities of colleges and universities.

Before he began a career in higher education, Dan had an accomplished career in public policy, government affairs, and politics at the state and federal level in Washington,D.C. For nearly a decade, he has successfully applied his exceptional skill for managing special projects, developing and interpreting policy, and providing direct support to senior leadership and clients in order to promote and facilitate effective and efficient practices in higher education.
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Dan Maxey and Adrianna Kezar have collaborated with other leading scholars to publish a volume on the future of the American professoriate. 

Envisioning the Faculty for the Twenty-First Century weighs the concerns of university administrators, professors, adjuncts, and students in order to critically assess emerging faculty models and offer informed policy recommendations.

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“Dan is one of the most strategic thinkers I have worked with in my career. He can develop novel ideas and directions, and determine the best means of implementation while forecasting politics and resistance. Dan is creative and can bring new thinking and insights to any problem. He naturally thinks and works as part of a complex team, bringing out the best in each person and maximizing their role. He is simply a great asset to any organization.”
 
        Adrianna Kezar, Ph.D.
        Professor of Education, University of Southern California
        Director , Delphi Project on the Changing Faculty and Student Success

“Dan is a solution-focused scholar and leader. He tackles twenty-first century problems with his keen sense of inquiry, examination of relevant scholarship, and through collaboration. Dan creates impact by leveraging sustainable and effective change strategies. Underscoring Dan’s professional and intellectual acumen is his unwavering commitment for educational, social, and political justice. Whether you are interacting with Dan or Dr. Maxey, you will always find him interested and inclusive of diverse perspectives, academic histories, and life circumstances.”  

        Kris M. Ewing, Ed.D.
        Associate Clinical Professor
        Educational Leadership, Community College/Higher Education Program
        Northern Arizona University
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