Higher Education Scholar and Professional
Dan Maxey is a solutions-focused higher education professional and policy scholar with more than ten years of experience in central administration, 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 has developed a comprehensive understanding of a wide range of higher education issues as a practitioner, policy scholar and researcher, and 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.

Dan is currently Chief of Staff in the Office of the President of the University of Wyoming 

Previously, he served as Provost’s Fellow in the Office of the Provost at Santa Clara University. At the University of Southern California, he served as Co-Director of the Delphi Project on the Changing Faculty and Student Success with Dr. Adrianna Kezar.
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Résumé and Curriculum Vitae
The Delphi Project
“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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